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Americas Best Value Inn

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716 E Tyler St, Athens, TX 75751 (Formerly Spanish Trace Inn)
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  • 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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Fulshear, Texas, United States
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I truly did not know hotels this awful existed. We were with a group and had 3 rooms booked. Where do I begin...it was dirty, the lobby smelled like cigarettes, there were many bugs in the bathrooms, the rooms smelled like cat urine, the beds had stains on them. After arriving late in the evening and no other hotels available... 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 TX for your recent stay in our area. I am sorry that things did not work out as you had anticipated. 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... More 

Houston, Texas
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71 reviews 71 reviews
16 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I cannot even begin to capture in words how truly horrible our experience was in this hotel. We were booked for two nights and the only positive thing I can say is that they didn't charge us for the second night...when we cancelled after staying the 1st night! There were 11 of us...taking a girl's trip to Canton. 3 rooms.... 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, TX for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken: • Maintenance was informed of your report of bugs and instructed to look into the matter and see to... More 

League City, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Old and run down. Rooms were very hot as air conditioners were not on so it was a long time before room cooled down. The hotel smelled like smoke even though my room was non smoking. The breakfast was cereal only that had ants crawling all over it and they had ran out of milk. It was disgusting!!

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your attempt to stay at Americas Best Value Inn Athens, TX during your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following action was taken: • Maintenance was informed of your report of the Air conditioners and instructed to see... More 

Texas
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165 reviews 165 reviews
19 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013 via mobile

The bed was comfortable and the bathroom clean. Those are the nicest things I can say. The lobby smells of stale cigarettes, the clerk hasn't seen a razor in days. The pretty pool you see in the pictures is empty and covered with a blue tarp. There were cobwebs with dead spiders in the corners of the room. Our dresser... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your attempt to stay at Americas Best Value Inn Athens, TX during your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following action was taken: • I am glad that you find our room clean and bed comfortable. Housekeeping department... More 

Missouri City, Texas, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This hotel needs work. There's roaches (dead and alive) all over the place. The beds are pretty comfortable, but the atmosphere is nasty. It smells like smoke everywhere. The service isn't too good either. When the remote in our room stopped working, I had to go to the desk about three times. And when I asked for a TV guide,... More 

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

Dear Guest, Thank you for your attempt to stay at Americas Best Value Inn Athens, TX during your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following action was taken: • I am glad that you find our bed comfortable. Housekeeping department received our commendation.... More 

Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

If you are a mother and you long for a weekend away and you wait until the last minute to decide to go to Trade Days, you may be tempted to look past these horrid reviews. I encourage you to not to. The only good thing about the night we spent in this hotel is the horror stories we continue... 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, TX for your recent stay in our area. Thank you for giving us a review, it is very much appreciated. Upon receipt of your review, the following actions were taken: • Maintenance was informed of your report of bugs and instructed to look into the matter and see to... More 

Dallas
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2011

I stayed here this past Feb and was very happy with my stay. The was staff was well trained and rooms were in great conditions. I would stay here again next time i am in town. The location was great and the bar had good drinks..

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Management1700, Manager at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to share a review about our hotel. We are happy to know you enjoyed your visit. We take great pride in exceeding guest expectations. We look forward to another opportunity to service your future lodging needs. Management More 

Houston,
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2010

I recently booked a trip to Canton and made reservations through "Priceline" to stay at the Americas Best Value Inn in Athens, TX. Not only would I warn people about staying here, I will also encourage you to never book through Priceline. I believe they have the same values and are both only out for money it is no longer... More 

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Management1700, Regional Director at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your stay at our property. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience you felt you experienced with us. There is never an excuse for providing anything less than great service. All claims against this property will be further investigated and corrected where necessary. We hope you will... More 

Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2010

This place is old and in a horrible state of repair. Light bulbs missing/ burned out, elec. outlets not working, lamps unplugged, carpet old and frayed, black mold & used bloody bandaid in bathroom, linens so old and shabby and that we were not sure if they were clean and they kept sliding off the bed. Pool is a true... More 

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Management1700, Regional Director at Americas Best Value Inn, responded to this review

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to share a review about our hotel. We sincerely apologize about the negative experiences you had with your guest room and the continental breakfast. We believe we have corrected the matters which will enhance the overall experience at our hotel. We hope you will give us another opportunity to serve you... More 

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