They say you get what you pay for -- and after reading many reviews, this place got okay marks for the price -- and we're really hurting right now so we need the lowest price we can get. So when we arrived on a Tuesday evening and asked for two rooms, we thought we might be getting a deal. After all, other hotels in the area were in the coupon guide for $39 and up. The price was $148 for one night for two SMALL rooms. But we were road weary and needed a place to crash for the night so we figured we would give it a shot.
One of our travelers was bitten by a copperhead in Tennessee three days prior, so we asked for a lower floor room near the door. There are maybe 5 cars in the parking lot and 3 or 4 big rigs and all of the first floor rooms are apparently full. So we get two rooms on the second floor. They inform us that we can drive around the back and park next to the door and go right up to the rooms. When we go around to the back, not only does it appear really sketchy but they have a large sign letting us know that damage, vandalism or property loss is not their problem. We laugh about it and go inside -- and feel like we stepped into a sauna. Then we realize there's no elevator -- and Michael (the snakebite victim) has to climb the stairs.
Upon reaching floor 2 of "Hotel Purgatory", we find ourselves in another hallway sauna, with hallway carpet that is stained to the point that I think there may have actually been a murder out there. We notice an air conditioner so we turn it to cool and turn it on and go into our rooms. Ten minutes later we realize we forgot a bag in the car, so we head back out -- and discover that someone has turned the AC off in the hall again. Ugh.
We've now been here for over an hour and our room AC has barely dropped the temperature of either of our rooms. And now we smell cigarette smoke -- in a row of non-smoking rooms. This is building up to be a miserable night.
I haven't experienced the pool or sauna because it just feels "gross" or something, so I can't speak to how it really is. And the "continental breakfast" does NOT look promising. We'll have to see in the morning.
I've stayed at a hundred hotels and this one is among the very worst. The room is clean enough, but it's very small and very overpriced for what it is. If these rooms were $49 or something, I would have expected this -- but when it's the same price as the local 4 star hotels, forget it.
I can't really make a reservation because both of our rooms were mediocre at best. Maybe you co...
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