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“Reasonable Motel” 3 of 5 stars
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Super 8 Lake City
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   3954 SW State Road 47, I-75 Exit 423, Lake City, FL 32024   |  
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Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Lake City
Murdock
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Reasonable Motel”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

While my pictures may make it seem really bad, it was not great, but not that bad either. Had some mixed issues though - GOOD - Staff friendly and pleasant, and shortly after checking in, called to see how the room was. Shocked us, but nice touch. GOOD - While it was not our first choice of hotel chains, our chosen one in the area was almost double the price, so reasonably priced, good location near I75 & I10. GOOD - Our normal hotel chain has breakfast, but we ignored that issue in choosing this hotel, yet they had breakfast anyway. Odd layout for their breakfast, and they have an actual dining room, which I think would make more sense to set up there, but not just pastries, bagels and coffee, as they had cereal, waffles, and such as well. Would have been nicer to also have eggs and/or sausage/bacon product, but again, overall, nice. GOOD - Room was clean, bed and pillows comfortable. Some cheaper hotels have bad pillows or don't use fitted sheets, but these were not a problem here. Very comfortable bed. As you might be able to see from pics, room layout was very odd having to walk around the wall to get to the bathroom and that wall also was the closet area. Bathroom sink had good running water, and drain was not clogged up as so many lower priced hotels have poor drainage, again, not here. NOT TOO GOOD - This is clearly an older hotel that has been remodeled. Honestly, I have seen worse remodels, but this was certainly not the best either. As you can see from the pics, the bathroom door is rotted at the bottom. Unlike a stay I had at a different hotel recently, at least the door closed properly even with the rot. NOT GOOD - Their waffle maker has no spray (they refuse to use it according to staff) so the finished waffles often stick to the heating elements. Bad decision in my opinion. BAD - Toilet did not flush properly, we had to hold handle down to get it to flush. VERY BAD - While taking a shower, I got several short blasts of very cold, near scolding hot water. The cold jolted me, and the hot as I said, was nearly scalding, which could cause someone to fall and get hurt in the tub. Potentially very serious issue. Not sure I have ever had a shower experience like that at any hotel.

Room Tip: Not really sure, maybe near end of the building closer to parking would be more convenient.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Monticello, KY
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

We just spent two nights at this motel. Like some of the other reviews said, its not fancy, but it was quiet, clean, comfortable and convenient. We had a king room and it was very big compared to other motels such as this one. The bed was comfortable. Lots of TV channels. Free Wi-Fi. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The sink drain was a little slow and they sent a maintenance guy up on Christmas day to adjust the drain! They also serve breakfast in the lobby.
If you are looking for a good, basic room at a reasonable price, this is the place for you.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SuzanneMoses, Manager at Super 8 Lake City, responded to this review, January 10, 2012
Dear KP:

Thank you for your super-review of our Super 8 in Lake City, Florida and your gracious recommendation to other traveler’s. The age of our hotel presents many challenges but on the positive side you will find our rooms much larger than other newer hotels in the area. All members of our team are responsive and it was a pleasure for our maintenance staff to take care of your drain issue on Christmas. That you stayed 2 nights with us over the holidays and had a pleasant stay in a clean room with a comfortable bed at a reasonable price is what we aim for. Travel Safe (Super Safe of course) and we hope to be of service again. Most Cordially, SM GM
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Woodstock, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

Another older Hotel/Motel in the Wyndhan Chain. Very clean and quiet. Friendly and cheerful staff. Great place to stop before heading further into Florida and its many attractions. If you want fancey...try something else. Booked through Priceline and was the first time in many years that we did not get a more expensive hotel in this area..as our price was the advertised price. Complained to Priceline but once billed you own it! Not the Hotels fault....hey remember Buyer Beware!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SuzanneMoses, General Manager at Super 8 Lake City, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Dear J: Super thanks for your December review of Super 8 Lake City. We are grateful you took the time to mention our cleanliness and appreciate your description of us being great stop on the way. We are not new nor do we consider ourselves fancy, but a sincere cheerful staff will always be available to do the best we can to give you a super night’s sleep. We still answer our phones live so next reservation, hope you will take the time to call us directly. Travel Safe – Super safe, of course! Most Cordially, SM, GM
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Sc
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2011

A great little find. Lovely grounds, spacious clean rooms. Some with funky decor but a good funky. Very friendly staff. I will make this my go too when passing that way again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SuzanneMoses, General Manager at Super 8 Lake City, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Dear C from SC. A belated appreciation post for your Super-great review of Super 8 Lake City, Florida. Thank you so much. Funky description of our retro furniture is so accurate and all our staff keeps up with reviews so the friendly description will go a long way in keeping us all giving our smiles away for free (and getting them too). Grateful and with pleasure we will serve as your “go too” anytime you are traveling the I-75 central Florida corridor. Travel Safe, Super Safe of Course! Most cordially, SM GM
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Orlando, FL
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

As a single woman, I felt safe in this hotel. I stayed here rather than camping at Suwannee Music Park for a weekend music festival and it was about 35 miles from the park but it was a quick drive since it is right off the freeway. The room felt damp and not the cleanest, but I did not see any insects which is great for a Florida hotel. All front desk attendees were very kind and helpful. I would recommend this hotel as an average place to stay for a night or two.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SuzanneMoses, General Manager at Super 8 Lake City, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Dear S: A somewhat belated post to say Super 8 Lake City is super-glad you found it safe at our hotel, had a relaxing quick drive and great time at a Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park festival. Your candid appraisal and recommendation of our hotel and front desk staff to fellow travelers is most appreciated. We keep in touch with our guests and thank you for providing feedback on how we are doing and in what areas we need to improve. We hope to be of service to you again as more festival events at Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park were just announced for 2012. Travel safe – Super safe, of course! Most Cordially, SM Gm
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hendersonville, NC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

I enjoyed my stays from NC and on return to attend a funeral. The rooms were clean/ beds comfortable/staff friendly and rooms were available that were not exposed to highway traffic. (Price was reasonable, as well). Both nights I slept well and will look forward to staying there again.

Room Tip: Some rooms you can park in front of/ some are near the pool/ two floors to choose from.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SuzanneMoses, General Manager at Super 8 Lake City, responded to this review, December 7, 2011
Dear LL: A super-belated thank you for your wonderful comments about your two stays at Super 8 Lake City this past October. That guest’s return to stay at our quiet and comfortable property multiple times is certainly a big compliment to the entire staff here and we are grateful you have been a guest with us more than once already this year. We trust your fall into winter travels continue on a good note and look forward to your next stay with us soon! Travel safe – Super Safe, of course! Most Cordially, SM GM
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Yangon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Clean rooms, very friendly staff. Free ice cream upon check-in. Normal continental bkfst+waffles. Terrific value. Very nice landscaping, too. Can tell owners care. Good job.

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SuzanneMoses, General Manager at Super 8 Lake City, responded to this review, October 23, 2011
Dear BB: Thanks for sharing your gr8t review of Lake City Super 8 and pleased enjoyed your stay with us from ice cream when you checked in, to a clean room and waffles at breakfast all at an affordable price. The landscaping is a team project in process for 2 years. Thank you so much for mentioning our Florida friendly, all natural efforts. Although not by any means the owner, I do know the owners do care and they appreciate your mention as well. Hope to see you again soon and defiantly travel safe, Super Safe of course! Cordially, sm gm
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Address: 3954 SW State Road 47, I-75 Exit 423, Lake City, FL 32024
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Location: United States > Florida > Lake City
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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Lake City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Lake City 2*
Number of rooms: 94
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