The bed was clean and I had a good night's sleep.
I don't mind a noisy air conditioner. My experience has been that a constant noise can help drown out noise from outside. I don't mind a mild moldy smell. With my sinuses, after a few minutes it will go away. I don't knock a hotel for a roach in the bathroom. Bugs are something you really can't completely control. But a spider web on the curtains is a pretty clear sign that somebody is not cleaning on a regular basis.
I don't mind a hotel with a pool that is closed. I wish it was mentioned on their website, but I appreciate that they have it very clearly noticed on their front desk before you check in. The sign has been there long enough that folks have doodled on it, which makes me wonder why it is not mentioned in their web ads, but still not a big deal. Pools are expensive to operate and maintain. But a pool that is so green with algae that it is floating in clumps on the surface and not covered up is not OK.
What I really mind is staff at the front desk who act as if I am intruding when I interrupt them watching their soap opera in the afternoon. (This desk is a regular nest of old magazines and clutter, like the printed notice about the pool being closed.) I do mind being told why my reservation is more difficult to enter because it has to be retyped exactly like it was entered. (If I don't tell you about my job difficulties, I probably don't want to hear about yours.)
The staff person in the morning was friendlier. She said "hello" to me as I went into the office as she sat outside with her boyfriend while he smoked a cigarette. I appreciate that he wasn't smoking inside. The breakfast "buffet" consisted of regular coffee, sugar, and non-dairy creamer, along with some packaged sugary coffee cakes, bananas, toast and jelly. About what I had expected.
You won't have to worry about me intruding again.
- Also Known As:
- Cordele Days Inn
- Days Inn Cordele
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Melon, 80 rooms are set in a two-floor building with exterior corridors with free parking, free breakfast and free wireless Wi-FI, with on site 24 hr Denny's Restaurant, rooms have pillow top mattress, ceramic tile bathrooms, microwave/fridge and premium cable TV with HBO, also pet friendly, seasonal pool, located right at Exit 101 off I 75 in watermelon capital. ... more less
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