My family and I stayed at this motel in early November 2013 on a personal trip to visit relatives in the area.
First, the good: The staff is very friendly and helpful. Everyone had a pleasing personality, and seemed to be genuinely interested in assisting. The breakfast buffet in the attached Irish restaurant was included in our rate. The buffet was more than adequate, and included scrambled eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage, French toast, pastries, limited fruit, cereal, milk, orange juice, and a hot beverage of your choice. The rooms and decor were about what one would expect in a property of this age and price. Nothing outstanding nor anything terrible.
The bad: My wife and daughter both complained of the mattress on the bed. It seemed to have been well-used and probably was beyond the point of needing replaced.
Finally, the ugly: The fitness center at this motel was the worst I've seen in a long time. It had three pieces of equipment: treadmill, recumbent bike, and elliptical. NONE of these worked properly, and were probably hazardous to one's health. The bike and elliptical were terribly rusted. All needed to be replaced immediately, and the replacements put on a rigorous maintenance program to ensure continued serviceability. There were also an indoor pool, whirlpool, and two saunas. Given the deplorable condition of the exercise equipment, I was, frankly, afraid to use any of these amenities, fearing their cleanliness or lack thereof.
I chose this motel because it was the closest to my relative's home. While in the area, I discovered other options which I will most likely use on my next trip.
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