If you stay at enough hotels/motels, you will encounter the noble attempts by some innkeepers to turn a sow's ear into a silk purse, without really being able to expunge the inner sowness of the place, short of demolition and starting from scratch. Such is the case with the Palm Cottages (Motel). You first clue is the high restrictive cancellation policy and required deposit. Your second clue is that when you arrive, the sign says, "Palm Motel". And that's exactly what it is. The rooms are tiny, the amenities are few (especially for the room rate) and the walls separating the rooms are flimsy. If you have noisy, inconsiderate neighbors (we did one night) you will not sleep well and will have to hear things you would just as soon not .
On the plus side, the innkeepers are friendly and helpful and the pool and environs are not bad. If that could only mitigate against the flaws of this place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step outside of the ordinary. Guests enjoy award-winning gardens, mature trees, and lawn seating areas that are as welcoming as they are comfortable. Cottage-style guest rooms and sumptuous fireplace suites available. In summer and fall, you'll enjoy an inviting new pool concept complete with private cabanas, and soothing water features. Guests enjoy flat-screen TVs and both complimentary wireless internet and parking. Conveniently located across from the university. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Palm Hotel Ashland
- Palm Hotel Ashland