My husband and I just retd. from 3 days at the Glenndenning and we might try it again.The location is a 12-15 min. walk to the downtown tourist area,which is awesome.It is reasonable($99. per night for a 2 bdrm apt) It is spotless and super clean.Also,continental breakfast is free and included-average continental bkft.
However,I was a little underwhelmed when I went inside the apt,as it has no living room. If you look on the website,it shows a beautiful livingroom with leather chairs and a wall mounted TV...I "assumed" it was in the room...never assume. That picture is actually of the lounge at the end of the hall,for all guests to share.It was WAY too hot to enjoy that room,as it has no air conditioning. It is the room with the only WIFI. The rooms have internet ,but only if you plug into the modem(can't do that with our cell phones) So, in the evening,the only place to sit and relax was at the small kitchen table or on the bed where the TV is,in the bedrooms.
The other area of concern is that it advertises a "full kitchen with appliances" Again,never assume that would include a coffee maker and a toaster! Or dishes,cutlery,pots and pans,etc. When I went downstairs to ask why,was told she could give me a "kitchen box" that has the basics. Supplies are limited,so if there was none left,not sure what we would have done??? There was no spatulas,etc. in the box. There was no dish towell,oven mit etc.-had to make a run to the Dollar Store for those items.If I had known,I could have brought these items from home,as we were driving.
Next issue is the double beds. Yes,this is advertised in the ad. I guess I didn't remember how small a double bed is for 2 middle aged adults(of normal size) Made for an uncomfortable sleep.
If they are renting these rooms out to tourists,perhaps they can consider swapping these beds out for the summer and putting queen beds in.Also,stocking the kitchens appropriately. If you don't have a child who has lived in a college dorm,you have no way of knowing what they look like.
The air conditioner knocks at times,and is noisy.
Again I would probably try this place again,due to the price, location and cleanliness. But,I will know ahead of time what to bring.
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I am sorry that you thought the picture of our commons rooms, was a picture of our hotel rooms, our students would love to have leather couches and big screen TVs in each room as well I am sure. Our rooms are like the traditional standard hotel rooms in that there is no living room area. The picture was not intended to be misleading and I apologize for that. The wifi is only in our 6 commons rooms (two on each floor) and while you were with us, only 3 of those had air conditioners, but that has since been rectified and all six now have air conditioners in them.
We do offer a full kitchen (fridge, stove, microwave) in all of our rooms, but you are right, we do have a limited supply of kitchen essentials. We find that as general rule, a lot of our guests do not want to cook during their vacation, but unfortunately sometimes we do run out of our “kitchen boxes” and try to offer guests whatever we have on hand. They do normally include: place setting for four, 2 pots, frying pan, baking sheet, spatula, can opener, 2 large serving spoons, dish towel, dish cloth, dish soap and salt and pepper. We do not normally include toasters or coffee makers because we offer a continental breakfast from 7 – 10 am. I apologize that we were unable to provide you with a full kitchen box during your stay and that what we were able to provide you was inadequate. I will certainly recommend that more “kitchen boxes” be purchased for our guests.
I would also like to apologize for your noisy air conditioner, we do not have central air conditioning so we use the window units, and they are not as quiet.
I am glad that for the most part, you did enjoy your stay with us and I certainly hope that you will consider staying with us again.
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