We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Not a bad stay, but could be much cleaner...” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Guest House International Inn & Suites

Save Saved
You added Guest House International Inn & Suites to your Saves list
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 5 more sites!
Guest House International Inn & Suites
1075 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Dothan
Marietta, Georgia
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Not a bad stay, but could be much cleaner...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

We were visiting a relative who is at the Southern Alabama Medical Center and the nurses there told us that a lot of families stay across the street from the hospital at the Guest House and they understand that there is a discount for hospital families. Not knowing anything about the area or having time to research, we took their advice. The result was acceptable but deficient.

Whether we actually got a discount is unknown since we don't know what the regular prices are but we paid $59/night for a king bed room. The doors open to the exterior parking lot and not interior halls.

Positives are: the hotel is very convenient to the hospital, only half a block away and there is a MacDonalds at the front of the parking lot so getting coffee is easy. It's possible to leave the hotel and be in the ICU in less than five minutes and that can be important. The room itself was free of any evidence of mold, seemed to have been painted reasonably, and the fixutres were all working. At first appearance, the room seemed to be quite good and clean. There was plenty of hot water at all times and the pressure of the water was acceptable. There is a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, two (!) small microwaves, iron and board. NO hairdryer. The bed was comfortable and firm, but if you like fluffy pillows, take some of your own. If we have to come back here, we'll bring more pillows. Despite being adjacent to the highways, the room (facing the back) was quiet and we were not affected by any noise. The traffic in the parking lot seemed to die down after about 9pm and there was not a lot of activity. The TV is satellite and seemed to work well with plenty of channel selection.

Negatives: though the internet is fast there are absolutely no instructions anywhere on how to connect so if you stay there, connect to the linksys link and it will work. The exterior of the place is not attractive and needs attention. There seemed to be no security and a lot of traffic in the parking lot - people pulling up and leaving, talking to residents without leaving their cars. There was rust on the clothes hanger bars and on the top of the refrigerator. The position of the tub-surround and the curtain is such that water was constantly getting on the floor during showers, despite all efforts to the contrary.

The real problem was cleanliness of the floors. The carpet was dirty around the baseboards and the corners, and it's clear that they don't regularly clean that area - probably just run the vacuum out the middle and to the baseboards. That tendency is even more evident in the bathroom, It appears that they push the door open against the wall and run a mop through across the floor but miss the corners, the area behind the toilet and behind the door, where there is a considerable amount of detritis, such that at one point I dropped a washcloth on that floor and would not use it again. Much attention needs to be given to these areas. If they did that, the rating would go up considerably.

As far as recommending this hotel: the room price of the hotel exceeds its overall appearance and condition but is overridden by convenience to the hospital. And for us, that also overrides the cleanliness issue in the bathroom, though we were constantly aware of it and dealing iwth it. If I had to stay here for several days, I might bring some cleaner and clean the floor myself. I would recommend this hotel if you are there to visit the hospital or if you need a one night place to crash.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

11 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    2
    0
    4
    2
    3
See reviews for
3
1
Solo
0
4
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room Tips
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Springfield, Ohio
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2010

I made my reservatin online for myself as well as several other couples in our family. We were coming from different directions, so we would arrive at different times.I called and made the reservations, using my credit card and gave the names of all parties involved. the first signof trouble wasacall from the first to arrive,and there was no reservation. So I called the res line and they "straightened it out". One we arrived (after over 13 hrs of driving) Our res was missing!!. The desk person claimed there was no reservation and did not even attempt to call to get it straigtened out. I had to call while standing at the desk,staring at the clerk. There was no apology,no comp, the clerk acted as if they were doing me a favor. Honestly-the money I saved was not worth the headache. The room was not bad for the money, and was clean enough. I will still never use this company ever again, because I cannot trust that they will keep their word. Considering I reserved 5 rooms, I would have at least expected an apology.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
rjw102
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2009

Hotel was worse than gross! Walked into the room, and it stunk. the bathroom was dirty. there was a grey ring of something in the toilet bowl that didnt go away. the toilet was leaking which soaked our carpet. There was hair in the sheets of the bed! We went to go leave the hotel for the day, and saw a huge spider on the ceiling. We asked for a different room, because the hotel was clearly vacant, and he said he would come and fix the toilet instead of switching us to make us happy. DO NOT STAY HERE! Worst hotel that i have stayed at in my life, and i travel for business and stay at many hotels!

  • Liked — NOTHING!!
  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ALABAMA
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2008

The hotel is clean and the staff is friendly It is close to a lot of things as in shopping. It is close to the Georgia state line. The parking lot though, is like a bypass for the local people for a major intersection. I was very unhappy at the charge for allowing pets to stay. But will still stay there again if the chance comes around.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — the cost of taking my pets with me
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Guest House International Inn & Suites? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Guest House International Inn & Suites

Address: 1075 Ross Clark Circle, Dothan, AL 36303
Location: United States > Alabama > Dothan
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 27 Hotels in Dothan
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Travelocity, Priceline, Expedia, Orbitz, Odigeo and Otel so you can book your Guest House International Inn & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Guest House International Inn & Suites, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

;