I travel a good bit and have stayed at many different properties/hotel chains. This property can stand head held high with the best of them! Due to not calling for a reservation sooner, I was only able to stay one night, Saturday, 4/27/13 - 4/28/13. I needed a pet-friendly property for this trip and this location fit that requirment.
I'm very anal when it comes to clean and my room passed the "black-light" test! I always travel with one. NOTHING nasty on the bed, pillows, runner on the foot of the bed, in any corners, on the sides of the bed, furniture, walls, lamp shades, ceilings, etc.!! I even checked the remote - clean! (I know, anal - I admit it :) In exchange, I'm just as anal about my pets, and being a good dog owner I always travel with a "belly-band" for my male terrier just so he doesn't get stressed and make a mistake for the housekeeping staff or another guest to have to deal with. (Just thought I'd toss that out there to any travelers who also bring their pets along. It's just the right thing to do. Our pets can smell things we don't and will always add their contribution to any left behind!) I had a standard king room and the bed/mattress was VERY comfortable - no shortage of pillows either ! : )
The physical property was very clean and very well maintained. Didn't hear any squeaking mechanical noises at night. The decor was very current. The color choices, in my room anyway, were very tasteful. The flat-screen tv always frees up dresser-top space. Closet behind huge hinged floor-length mirror was a nice feature. Also enjoyed having a screened window we could actually open to enjoy the spring air without having to use the air conditioner (as long as it wasn't raining). My room was a non-smoking room, but was on the 4th floor where I assume they allow smoking since it was pretty pungent. I was so impressed with how clean the room actually was - I didn't sweat the smell from the elevator to our room.
The exterior of the building was very well maintained and landscaped. There is a stepping stone foot path leading over to the steak-house restaurant a few hundred feet away, and there's also a movie theatre across the street with current features.
The breakfast was above average taking everything into consideration. They sure know how to pack a lot into a small space, utilizing every inch they have! The breakfast room is exactly as shown. A little cozy if they have a full house, but there's also another room across the way that's larger and could probably be utilized by thoughtful adults. Two different flavors at the fresh waffle station, fresh fruit, fruit salad, hard-boiled eggs, various cold breakfast cerals, a micro-wave if you wanted instant oatmeal, 3 or 4 different types of coffee, yogurt, various breakfast breads and toppings, biscuits and gravy, and orange or apple juice. I think I covered it.
I wasn't able to use or check out the exercise room or pool/hot tub... THIS time, but will absolutely be back and will take advantage of those next time! Shelbyville isn't necessarily in the center of all the hustle/bustle, but is a nice place to come back to after a day spent out looking for antiques, checking out various horse farm/tours, or even doing a bourbon tour or other sight-seeing trips over toward Lexington, Frankfort or Louisivlle. They have a good supply of flyers to help you find something to do in the area.
When I called Wednesday to make my reservation, Justin was very helpful. The front desk staff I engaged at check-in Friday evening and check-out Saturday morning were great! There truly was an abundance of Southern Hospitality! I'll for sure be scheduling another stay at this property, and can only hope my trip to the Ramada in Sparta, Ky this October will warrant the same type of review!
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