I want to spend a little time here informing others of what they may experience at a Masters Inn Hotel. My wife and I had decided to take a three night weekend getaway to Savannah, Georgia in May of 2009. While we were looking for reasonable accommodations in the Savannah, Georgia area, we came across Masters Inn Hotel in Garden City, Georgia. The price was very reasonable and near enough to the city of Savannah that we both agreed that it was the right choice for our vacation.
Upon our arrival the first thing that we noticed was that the hotel office was located in a Walgreens parking lot. We decided not to pay attention to this little concern for the moment, but soon paid close attention to the details of our arrival. After arriving at, and parking behind, the front office, we were greeted by the fragrance of sulphur and restroom urinal cakes. Stepping out of the car into the parking lot was a sensory overload, and brought thoughts of sewage to our minds.
We stepped into the front office of the Masters Inn Hotel and found ourselves warmly greeted by the attendant on duty. I now believe that this was an attempt to dull any sense of apprehension that we had about staying at the hotel. We were quickly checked in and given our key card. Once we arrived at our building we found that the security door did not require a key to enter. Apparently it had not worked for some time. Once we opened the door we were greeted by musty smells and very soiled carpeting. Ignoring this, we decided to proceed to the room.
We opened our room door, room 303 if I may add, and found that we were once again greeted by a wonderfully musty aroma. The first thing I did upon entering the room, even before unpacking, was to repair the toilet, which had been running continually for who knows how long. After fixing the toilet I looked around at our accommodations. Once again our hopes were dashed. The room had a king sized bed, which is what we wanted, but was less than clean. The furniture was well beyond worn, and the carpet should have been replaced years ago.
Once we were settled into the room I proceeded to place a folded hand towel under the door of the attached maintenance room to keep the bugs out. There was a microwave and a refrigerator in the room, which is what we wanted. There was also a coffee maker in the room. Unfortunately, there was no coffee, no filters, no cream, no sugar, and no cups for the coffee. My wife wanted to use the coffee maker to heat up some water, but was alarmed to find hair in the water reservoir of the coffee maker. We later went to the adjacent Walgreens to get instant coffee for the morning. We also had to go to the front office to get cups, powdered creamer, sugar, and coffee stirrers.
We left to tour the city of Savannah for the afternoon. Upon our return to the Masters Inn Hotel we found that the area was far less safer than we imagined. In fact there were only two other cars in the parking lot. That should speak volumes to the average family. We proceeded to get settled in for the night and found that the only hand towel that we had in the room was under the door keeping the bugs out. And, there were only two bath towels in the room. Thankfully we are a sharing family. The worst part about our bathing was the fact that there was no bath soap and no shampoo anywhere to be found in the room. Thankfully, again, we brought our own! Oh, and did I mention that there were multiple areas of peeling paint on the ceiling in the bathroom? And the tiles for the threshold between the living space and the bathroom were also loose enough to trip on.
The air conditioning worked wonderfully in the room. We definitely needed the additional moisture control in the morning. It rained quite intensely overnight, and much of the property had become saturated. Unfortunately, we were on the first floor. Due to the poor grading of the property, the abundance of rain began to leech into the hotel room. After 3 or 4 hours of rain there was a wet area in the carpeting approximately 8 to 9 feet wide by 16 inches deep. We had to move bags to keep them from getting wet.
When you stay at the Masters Inn Hotel in Garden City, Georgia, you can forget about getting a good nights rest. Between the parties, the running around, and the music you may just get 3 or 4 hours of sleep. From those that we saw outside at night interacting with security, it would appear that the hotel is the primary residence of prostitutes and pimps.
In the morning, after we gathered our senses, we decided to flee this abode of disgust. We packed our bags for a hasty retreat. We were pleasantly greeted at the front office. I believe, once again, that this was an attempt to dull our sense of apprehension. We left the Masters Inn Hotel as fast as we could, two nights earlier than we anticipated, and vowed never to return. The Masters Inn Hotel has become a mockery to us. We will now rate all hotels against the abhorrent standards of the Masters Inn Hotel. I hope and pray that many will read this and flee from any consideration of staying at the Masters Inn Hotel.
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