The interior of the motel is composed of two floors. The first floor contains the reception area, a restaurant and kitchen, and several guest rooms. There is also a small storage closet. The kitchen often contains cooking supplies and utensils.
The second floor is composed of additional guest rooms as well as another storage closet.
The guest rooms all have curtains on the windows, making them a good spot to rest or read out of sight of any zombies. Be aware that they may still stumble through the window if it is open or broken, however.
While there isn't much loot to be found here, the guest rooms contain a plethora of furniture that can be dismantled for carpentry experience and as a source of building materials. Some rooms may also contain TVs and other electrical items that can be dismantled as well.
The motel can potentially have large amounts of zombies wandering the area, making it somewhat dangerous. However, there is a large number of windows leading out of the motel which could provide the player with a quick escape if need be. The Sunstar Motel is a suitable location to spend the night, as it has an upstairs with two staircases and a number of rooms to sleep in, making it difficult for zombies to stumble upon the player while they're sleeping. Although this is an ideal temporary location, it is not recommended as a permanent safehouse, since it is situated in one of the main parts of town with multiple points of entry. Barricading this area would take a lot of time and materials, increasing the risk of death.
Staircases can be destroyed with a Sledgehammer to secure the upper floor
The furniture can be dismantled for an on-site source of barricades
Large amounts of windows makes securing the building difficult
Cramped nature of the upper floor can spell disaster if zombies make it upstairs
Sledgehammer is required to ensure safety
There is a large variety of loot spawns within the motel. There are/is:
A bathroom is connected to each suite, which could contain medical supplies, bleach, sheets, and bath towels.
The Sunstar Motel has a total of 19 vehicle spawns, each within one of the parking spaces. Each spawn is chosen at random for and can be any type of vehicle, however it is more likely to spawn one of the standard vehicles.
The Sunstar Motel is heavily based off the real world Golden Manor Inn & Suites located at 116 Dixie Hwy, Muldraugh, KY. The motel is also situated next to a gas station.
Graffiti with the words NasKo and RingoD can be found on the East-side of the building. This is a reference to Paul Ring, the scripter and mapper working on Project Zomboid, and NasKo, the Community Manager.