I've been staying here since this was the Holiday Inn and the nicest place in town. Unfortunately that was a long time ago.
Yes it's a older hotel, and they're caught in the classic struggle. Trying to bridge the gap between keeping everything in good repair while staying competitively priced. "Good repair" is losing. Last night was the last sleepless night I plan to spend here. We were in town to visit our grandson, so I had called in advance to make sure the pool, hot tub, and water slide were all in working order, they were. We arrived, turned on the air conditioning since the room was quite warm, and went to the pool. 50 people there and not one towel to be found. We tried to call the desk but the house phone was out of order, so we went to the desk. We were told that the house phone hasn't worked "for months" and that "she is trying to find some towels to wash", not a great plan since the pool was only going to be open another hour, but whatever. Swam, played with the grand kid, and went back to the room, which we found to be still unbearably hot. Called the desk, who sent maintenance. He went to the bathroom with a bucket of tools and soon announced that everything would be fine now (it's now 10:30 PM) we went to eat, got back to the room around midnight to find it (yep) still sweltering. Another trip to the desk who now told us that "something on the roof needs reset" and the whole property was without air conditioning. She offered to move us to a different room but said that one will be just as hot (why bother??). Our request for a fan was declined, they were out. We ended up staying for one of the worst nights sleep in recent memory. On checking out I mentioned it to the new lady at the desk who responded "Yea, I heard it was a rough night. We'll, have a good day" (Thanks...)
Sadly, this isn't the first time this scenario has played out here. The first time I wrote it off as a fluke, it has now progressed to a pattern.
It's been a long run Ramada Inn, but from now on I will find a place to sleep where I can actually sleep.
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