As this is being written, according to Trip Advisor there are 34 places in the Indianapolis area that are rated lower than the Dollar Inn - Castleton and that's scary. I HAD to stay at this motel due to a logistical issue, which I am correcting so I will not have to stay again. I checked in around 10 p.m., just as another guest was checking out. The ladies outside of the adjacent lounge and the two that were in the lobby helped me realize that "lodging" is not the only business taking place on the property. I asked the desk clerk about wifi and he said that they have it, but it probably wasn't working, so I never even tried to connect to it. The cable package was limited and DID include a couple of HBO channels, but no local stations. The room consisted of two beds, a worn chair, a TV and bath. I travel a great deal and always carry a linen "sleeping bag" for times when I don't feel comfortable coming in contact with the motel's linen...I used it during this stay. The bed was comfortable and the A/C kept the room cool (and blocked out some of the noise from the people outside). They did provide soap, but no shampoo, and there was a single towel and a single washcloth for a room that was designed for multiple occupants. Apparently the partying continues throughout the day...as I was leaving there were two couples in the parking lot (at 8 a.m.) sharing a large bottle of vodka. If you are alone and need emergency lodging, this place would be OK. I would never think of staying there with a loved one. A low-budget, guys' weekend for the 500 or a Colt's game...yeah, this place would probably work, primarily due to its location. You would be much better of staying at the nearby Motel 6 or Mangnuson Inn for just a few dollars more.
- Also Known As:
- Dollar Inn - Castleton Hotel Indianapolis