Stayed here the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend and were pleasantly surprised. We were in the area without any reservation for lodging for the night. Knew about the Colony and planned to get a room there as there were things in the area we wanted to visit that night. First checked prices online. The motel doesn't have its own website, but can be booked through Booking.com. Prices were the same through Booking.com or by calling the motel directly. Had a bit of a hard time understanding the person working the front desk. Her English wasn't too great, but we were able to complete the transaction. Rooms were clean and nice. It reminded me of the roadside motels I used to stay in when traveling with my parents in the 1970s -- simple, clean, family run places that offered a decent place to spend the night. Although the outside looks like the Colony might be a run down dive motel, it is actually a very pleasant place. Bed was comfortable and even had lovely sheets with a flower pattern on them. There was a vase of fake flowers in the room which was a nice added touch. Free wifi worked well. Bathroom, just like the rest of the room, was clean and in good working order. One interesting point to note, is that the TV in the room offered a free porn channel. Something to beware of if you are traveling with kids.
The reason we chose this motel is that there's a good beer bar called Brixie's just down the street as well as a really good arcade. Both were within walking distance which made the Colony Motel a perfect place to stay and visit these 2 establishments.
At 10:45am we got a call from the front desk reminding us that checkout time was 11am. We were just about to leave the room and check out, but it seemed odd to get the call before check-out time -- as though they feared we wouldn't leave. Also, as we were packing up our car we were being stared at by a family, who we assumed to be the family that runs the place. Felt a little weird, but more odd than anything else. The family included children so certainly not anything threatening, just odd.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. We had a pleasant stay and a good night's sleep. Price was very good and location worked well for us.
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