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 to regale our friends with.
We arrived very late (we both have day jobs and had to arrange child care for the weekend before getting on the road from north Houston) and as we were walking up a man outside smoking informed us that he had just about given away our room as it was the last one uninhabited. This despite the fact that we had called ahead to warn that we would arrive very late. The "disco" within the hotel was hopping but we were ready for some sleep so we could be up early for a day of shopping.
I still don't know why we didn't leave. I guess because we knew there would be no other options (although the car would probably have been an improvement). The room was GROSS. Several LARGE stains and cigarette burns completely through the quilts. Complimentary hairs (long and short) on the towels and pillowcases. I'm pretty sure nothing had been washed between the previous guests and us. The bathroom was also full of stains in the sink, old fixtures that were rusty/stained, etc. We put t-shirts over the pillow cases and slept fully clothed with our pants tucked into our socks.
I realize that such things are subjective. I don't see myself as picky, and certainly I don't mind shabby hotels, as long as they are clean. This place was downright scary. Avoid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Americas Best Value Inn is situated in Athens. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast. In addition to an outdoor pool and self parking, Americas Best Value Inn features air conditioning in public areas. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Americas Best Value Hotel Athens