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Americas Best Value Inn

2.0 of 5
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716 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751 (Formerly Spanish Trace Inn)
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 stars
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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed there for two nights, changed rooms after the 1st night, 2nd room was not better. Rooms were not clean, both rooms had roaches, and second rooms had 2 litebulbs out. The first night my wife and I visited the bar, after meeting another couple in there and having a pleasant time with them, they told us that the... More 

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abviathenstx, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn Athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Maintenance was informed of the 2 lite bulbs out in the... More 

West Plains, Missouri
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

After a 10 1/2 hour day of being on the road we wanted a nice play to stop for the night. This wasn't it. The room initially looked really nice but it had roaches. A fact we didn't discover until the morning after we'd slept there all night. The room was clean though other than the bugs. The beds and... More 

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abviathenstx, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn Athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Maintenance was informed of your report of Roaches in the room... More 

Baton Rouge
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

this hotel was old but clean but I was getting ready to go to bed & a german roach climbed on my pillow!! scarey!! my companion saw more of them. I put my bag back into the car for fear of bringing small roaches home with me.

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abviathenstx, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn Athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Maintenance was informed of your report of Roaches in the room... More 

Pasadena, Texas, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

My 2 month stay there was excellent. The room was comfortable and clean and the owner was a super nice guy. Air conditioner was ice cold and the pool was very clean. Most rooms had been renovated and if you needed anything, all you had to do was ask. I would stay there anytime and recommend it to anyone who... More 

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Paramus, New Jersey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We stayed in one of the newly renovated rooms which were very comfortable. The atmosphere at the bar was very nice as well. Friendly staff. Kids had a great time in the pool. The motel is getting the NFL sunday ticket package in their bar which will be a great atmosphere on sundays.

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Ben Wheeler, Texas
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Very disappointed in our stay. It was only for one night but the room was so ghetto that it felt like we were there much longer. The room smelled horrible, the carpet was stained and dirty looking, the shower drain wasn't working properly and took 30 minutes to drain out the water. The entire experience was extremely disappointing. The room... More 

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abviathenstx, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn Athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Housekeeping was instructed to eliminate the smell and check the room... More 

Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I never comment, but where to start? I also had experienced the receiving of other people's credit card and driver's license information on the back of my motel map and they never could print me out a receipt. Both completely unacceptable! The lack of simple maintenance was apparent all over the property. Cigarette butts everywhere. Actually the smell of cigarette... More 

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abviathenstx, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn Athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Housekeeping was instructed to eliminate the Cigarette smell and Cigarette butts... More 

League City, Texas
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed here for only one night, and won't be back. I'm not normally a "complainer," and generally find the good in a given place. Unfortunately, this place didn't have any good points. After reading previous reviews, we didn't want to stay here, but all the other hotels in the area were booked. One of our biggest concerns was a... More 

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abviathenstx, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn Athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Management was informed about the your map comment and instructed to... More 

Arlington, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

June 6th 2014. Lobby front doors were so dirty, smell in the lobby and rooms. Breakfast area had cats running every where. I would not recommend this place to anyone. Will never stay there again. Bad!

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abviathenstx, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn Athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Housekeeping received additional training in the level of cleanliness required of... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Its not all horrible i am staying here tonite cus Ihave already paid but going somewhere else tomorow breakfest is just cold cereal and toast that's it my room is infested with water bugs we have already had to kill so many I can't even count the front deskservice is the best part they are very nice but Ijust can't... More 

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abviathenstx, Webmaster at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for choosing Americas Best Value Inn athens for your recent stay in our area. I am glad that you like the location. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken: • Breakfast staff received additional training in arranging the Breakfast and widening... More 

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