Arrived for a event at Tuskegee University. When making the reservations initially, I was a little hesitant with the lack of attention I was getting on the phone. It was to be noted that we would be traveling from a distance and would like a early check in ( thought 12noon- is NOT really that early).
**** IMPORTANT*** Please note that when traveling to Tuskegee there is no major airport or bus/ train station in the town or within hour. You must fly or ride (bus or train) into from Atlanta Airport or Montgomery. After which you can take a shuttle ( Express 85 ) into Tuskegee. No one told us this information, we happen to research and obtained the information!
A car is a MUST. There are NO eateries that deliver or are within 20 minutes (other than a Burger king and Cornbread Fred family owned restaurant was in the town, but did not deliver)
You are truly at the mercy of the hotel restaurant and Bar ( which serves the same menu) if you do not have transportation....again we were not told this information, we learned from the experience!!!
When checking in we were told that NO rooms were available and we were early. After waiting 2 more hours and spoke with a front desk manger ( who tried to tell us we did not request early check in) she then looked on the file and found...aha! there was a note about early check in. (I guess now she was a little upset with us!! ??).
We checked in an hour AFTER the conversation, to later find out....there were only 10 rooms booked and they were not sold out the night before....so why were no rooms available for early check in....we are asking the same question!!!!
The rooms were fairly clean and neat, fairly large. No refrigerators or microwaves. .....bathrooms were a little dated but OK.
The air-conditioning unit worked, but we noticed that if you had anything in front or below the vent (3,5,8 feet away) would become "damp". - though there was no mildew smell.( thank goodness)
The pool area was OK, the pictures on trip advisor are dated and the buffet bar looks nothing like the picture.
Breakfast and lunch were OK and priced accordingly to a "conference center hotel standard", but dinner was overpriced to say it was the same menu we had for lunch, just three times the price!!!!
We learned that the veggies are farm fresh and the seafood delivered daily.
The day we were to check out..the power went off in the hotel.
We were told that it was a "scheduled" maintenance repair that the do yearly.
The University nor the hotel staff were aware of this event, the stairwells were dark and the hotel became hot, no breakfast or lunch ( due to the restaurant not being able to cook).
To tell you the truth I always thought that Southern hospitality was given.... But I don't think that Tuskegee got the memo!!!!
Thank You to .....Tamika, Josh, Mr. Murray, Erica, the mgr at the campus book store and 2 security guards who were very friendly, professional and helpful.
Overall the hotel could have great possibilities...but for now...it was average.
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