As we approached this motel, after a long drive, my husband was appalled. "You've booked us into a trucker-dive!." I mentioned that the place got good reviews on several sites, and was in the AAA guidebook, rated 2 diamonds. His response? "You trust online reviews? Everyone knows they're all written by the hotel staff who do nothing but praise their own places and put down others." He insisted that it was horribly dangerous. He would have looked elsewhere but we'd pre-paid and we were tired. He insisted that daughter stay right in front of him as we walked in. He used his flashlight to check around the beds for signs of bed-bugs. (Something he's NEVER done before.)
Was his response justified? No. It's true that the place isn't in the most attractive area. It's set back from the highway, and you pass an adult-club on the way. There was indeed a parking area for trucks, but there were also at least 15 ordinary cars in the lot. The desk clerk was polite and helpful. The room was clean (no bed bugs) and quiet and the beds were comfortable. The breakfast was typical of the older Super-8 breakfasts, carbs and coffee. But it got us on the road.
I was looking for someplace cheapish to grab some sleep enroute to another destination. This place fit the bill. (Most other places were considerably more expensive or got uniformly poor reviews.)
- Also Known As:
- Austintown Super Eight
- Austintown Super 8
- Super 8 Austintown
- Super Eight Austintown
- Super 8 Youngstown / Austintown Ohio
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Super 8 Austintown / Youngstown Ohio Hotel is conveniently located off of I-80 at exit 223. All of our rooms are Interior Corridor. Our location offers access to the Lordstown General Motors that is only 7 miles away. Hotel in Youngstown Ohio offers Free Wireless High Speed Internet Access, Free Continental SuperStart Breakfast, Free Local Calls, and Free Parking for Trucks, Buses, and RVs. ... more less
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