It is my #1 choice when traveling with my dog. Never a hastle. I get a pretty good discount through my firefighters assoc at most. AARP members get a good discount. Good enough that the membership cost would be much less than the discount on the stay. There is a state government employee discount code as well. There are probably others. Be sure to set up for points too. I know I have at least one free night on mine already. Do know though that there are some small motel laquintas, not many, but some in bad parts of towns that can be trashy and dangerous .and those will not refund reservations when you get there and find it unsafe or untenable despite the company's guarantee. So do check reviews if traveling to an area your not familiar with.
"Onward up many a frightening creek, though your arms may get sore and your sneakers may leak. Oh! The places you'll go!" ~ Dr. Seuss