I travel regularly for my job, and had a simply terrible hotel experience at the Ramada Conference Center. The hotel was worn and not particularly clean.
My bathroom doorknob and shower hooks had a bunch of masking tape around them, and the floors were gritty. The carpet felt damp. It's not particularly handicap-accessible.
I checked into my room after a long day of traveling and work, and was one of the speakers at the conference hosted in the Ramada. As I opened the door to my room, a blast of heat hit me like that from an oven door.
The heat was easily over 95 degrees. I immediately called down to the front desk, who said that they would send someone up to fix the problem. I left my room, came back an hour later and found no evidence that anything had changed. I called the front desk again, and the maintenance man came up...with a box fan. He opened the window, put the fan in front of it, and apologized. He basically said he thought I was exaggerating about the heat until he came up. He explained the hotel has a 2 pipe system: heat and cool. Not much variable.
As a woman staying alone, I did not want to sleep with the window open, but what choice did I really have?
I asked to be moved to a new room, but they explained they were full, and suggested no other solutions.
I slept miserably-- my pjs drenched in sweat, woke up 4 times in the night calling down to the front desk. They didn't offer to send up ice water or anything! Just suggested I talk to the manager in the morning and maybe he could take a little money off my room. Of course I wasn't planning to pay for this experience!
I talked to the manager the next morning, after getting 2 hours of sleep and having to present at the conference I was attending. He comped my room, said he was sorry, end of story. Boring.
Our meals at the conference were late and lackluster. The pool is under construction and seems dirty.
On the upside, there's a weird but interesting NASA Space theme in the pool area and there are space suited characters hung over the pool. That was the only reason to even walk into this property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stay in comfort and style at our non-smoking Ramada Hutchinson hotel off Highway 61 near area attractions. After enjoying a continental breakfast, use free Wi-Fi Internet access to check the weather. Swim laps in our unheated indoor pool, take the family to our heated indoor kids activity pool, or hop into the hot tub to unwind. We offer meeting space and a 24-hour business center as well as free large-vehicle parking, limited room service and a guest laundry. Each room comes with a microwave and mini-refrigerator so you always have a snack on hand. Handicapped-accessible rooms are available, and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our pet-friendly Hutchinson, Kansas, hotel. Book a whirlpool room or suite for added comfort. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Hotel Hutchinson
- Grand Prairie Hotel