I have had different experiences in motels than you have.
We stayed at a Motel 6 in Palm Springs. There were loud drug deals going on all night in the walkway next to our room.
We stayed at a Motel 6 in the Bay Area in Northern California. The desk clerk gave us a key card and told us the room number. We walked in on a couple having sex. The desk clerk was unperturbed when we told him of his error.
I have never found tourist information in my room at a Motel. Usually there are brochures from tourist friendly restaurants in the lobby.
We stayed at a motel in Costa Rica where the ceiling was covered with cockroaches. We turned on the bedroom light and turned off the bathroom light so that the cockroaches would stay in the bathroom. We had to wear shoes to go to the bathroom.
We were on our way to check in to a motel in Italy. We saw someone shooting up in the hallway. We left.
We stayed in a motel in Paris and paid extra for a room with a shower. The shower didn't drain for the entire nine days we were there.
We stayed at a hotel in the rain forest in Costa Rica where a guest found a scorpion in his shoe. My husband insisted on leaving. I wanted to stay. There were spiders and bats everywhere there.
Every time I've stayed in a motel I've experienced low water pressure in the shower and fluctuations in the water temperature. Every time I've stayed at a motel I've woken up with a backache from the low quality of the mattress. My guests love our shower and our mattresses.
My view is that if you pay very little you can expect a grungy experience. I know that many people here expect that their standards of cleanliness and hospitality are universal, but my experience proves otherwise. That's why I think it's a good idea to read the listing carefully including the reviews. My guests have told me that they like to see that guests have given a lot of detail in their reviews. In their eyes that indicates that the guest really enjoyed their stay; it's not a gratuitous nice review.