Second place? The height of optimism! The only plus sides are the front desk staff. (Especially, the young lady on the overnight shift Friday night/Saturday Morning. The Saturday daytime and Sunday morning desk staff are also good) and the breakfast. OTOH, the down sides are numerous. First, this place is tough to find at night while driving safely. Second, the TV reception was terrible. (Room 103) The picture was the snowiest I'd seen in ages in any hotel. Third, whomever works overnight on Saturday nights needs to "walk the hall" regarding things like parties, loud TV's, etc. Most of us who stay in motels are there to sleep, Having stayed in Aiken many times over the years, I know that the locals go to the motels to "party". (I'm being charitable and polite...) The music, talking and TV were joined by people knocking on my room door overnight! This went on from about 1:00 AM and finally died-out by 2:30 AM. When I mentioned the noise on checking out Sunday morning, the only response was "sorry... there was a party in 102"... Pity they didn't try to do anything about it when the party was going on! Had it not been for the thin walls, I would've called and complained about the noise. Perhaps to Aiken DPS as it seemed the hotel was unable (unwilling?) to do anything about it. The sad part is, until the last night, this would've been a 4-star review. However, I realize that the hotels in Aiken have to cater to the locals as opposed to the visitors, as that is their marketplace and are thus reluctant to anger their "regular customers". However, I chose this motel based on its TripAdvisor rating and reviews. Thus, I'll be more careful in the future.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel is located on the south side of Aiken near many restaurants, shopping and activities. Our service is second to none and our rooms are beautifully appointed. Our guests wake up to a continental breakfast including hot items such as Sausage patties, eggs and waffles between 6am-9am daily. At the end of the day, our guests are greeted to a complimentary Happy Hour with beer, wine and water, as well as freshly baked cookies and popcorn Monday-Thursday between 5:30-7:30pm. Gold's Gym is located a short walk from the hotel and our guests enjoy complimentary membership allowing use of ALL amenities offered. Our seasonal, outdoor swimming pool is open from 10am-10pm daily. The entire hotel is smoke free and there are designated smoking areas outside of the building. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sleep Inn Aiken
- Aiken Sleep Inn