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700 Carter St, Vidalia, LA 71373   |  
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Vidalia
Texas
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Horrible”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2010

We booked this hotel on Expedia. When we arrived it was late and we had booked the room for 2 days. When we opened the door we saw a horrible room with an even worse stench.
The carpet wasn't only filthy but it had wrinkles so big that you would trip on them. There was no covers on the plug ins just bare wires. The bed was so dirty that I wouldn't even put my purse on it. The bathroom was even worse, and the window wouldn't shut. The front door had about a 2" gap under it. We didn't even stay in the room, we slept in our car. STAY AWAY from here!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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budgetinnvidaliala, Webmaster at Budget Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2010
Dear Guest:

you for choosing Budget Inn for your recent stay.

Upon receiving your guest review, immediate action was taken to have the matters which you brought up looked into. This certainly not the standards which we intend to have here . I think you will be pleased to know that the staff has received additional training as to the cleanliness which we expect them to meet in maintaining our rooms. We also contacted maintenance concerning the gap under the front door of your room.

Thank you so much for calling these matters to our attention. It is people like you who help us to be sure that the standards we set for our establishment are being maintained. I hope that you will change your mind about not staying here again. I think you will be greatly pleased the next time you stay at Budget Inn.

Sincerely,
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  • Location
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    1 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2 of 5 stars
  • Value
    1.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 stars
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Louisiana
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2009

We were caught with no room during the balloon festival. I cannot describe the horrible conditions of this room. We walked in to dirty beds that had been slightly straightened back, no toilet paper and kitchen towels for bath towels. The dust was so thick on everything that we knew it couldn't have been cleaned in a very long time. We had to actually go out and buy our own sheets to put on the bed. I used a can of lysol in this room and it still stunk. The toilet was not bolted to the floor and the bathroom window was stuck open so we froze all night. The carpet was so filthy. We stayed in room 14 and our friends were in 11 and 15. I thought I had the worst room imaginable but 11 was so full of urine that all the lysol in the world couln't help. The bathtub was so black at the bottom (she was scared to get in at all). Do not stay here!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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budgetinnvidaliala, Webmaster at Budget Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2010
Dear Guest:

Thank you for choosing Budget Inn for your recent stay. I hope that you had a wonderful time at the balloon festival.

Thank you for taking the time to fill out a guest review I am personally appalled at the conditions which you report. This is certainly not the kind of hospitality we intend to offer our valued guests. The following steps were immediately taken:

1. Meetings were held with the entire staff and they received additional training in maintaining the standards which we have set for our inn. This includes proper cleaning and also proper supplies being in the room.

2. We will be doing checks to make sure that our standards are being met.

3. We spoke to maintenance about the bathroom window in Room 14 and saw to it that it was fixed immediately.

I think you will be greatly pleased the next time you stay at Budget Inn.

Sincerely,
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Dallas
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2009

The location is good because it's just off the freeway but that's it. We got in about 11:30pm and it was bad from the start. The first room we were given looked ok going in but before we took our stuff out the car, we saw roaches on the pictures on the wall and crawling bed also. We told the front desk clerk and she gave us the key to another room.
Room #2 had a car parked in front of the door, so I went and got the clerk to let her know, and she went banging on the door. A lady opened it and she told me and the lady she was sorry she forgot that she had given it to someone. Room #3, as soon as we got in the room and looked beside the bed on the floor it was a USED womens personal item !!
That was the last straw so we let the lady know we were not staying and she still didn't
give us our money back!!! She said that we were given three rooms already and we should try another one. This was about 11:50 pm now.We did contact the VPD and i do have the police report that i filled out.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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budgetinnvidaliala, Webmaster at Budget Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2010
Dear Guest:

Thank you for choosing Budget Inn for your recent stay.

Upon receiving your guest review we immediately took the following steps.

1. Maintenance was informed of the report of roaches and ordered to do a through inspection of the premises. Professional exterminators will be called upon if needed.

2. The desk clerk has received retraining in the proper way to keep records of which rooms are rented.

3. The housekeeping staff has received extra training in keeping the rooms clean as required by the standards which we require of them.

I think you will be greatly pleased the next time you stay at Budget Inn.

Sincerely,
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North Carolina
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2008

We have seen negative comments about the Budget Inn in Vidalia and true enough, it is a work in progress, but the staff went above and beyond to make our stay a pleasent one. We were so busy all we did was sleep in the room. Vidalia has really changed and when we return we hope to stay at the Budget Inn. Sister and the Cleaning Crew were there whenever we needed them.

Freddie & Arlie White
North Carolina

  • Liked — Service
  • Disliked — Parking Lot
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winslow, AR
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

I had read an online review about this hotel that said it was "okay" if you were "passing through". I beg to differ.

I understand that not everyone has the same concept of what constitutes cleanliness, but this motel certainly needs to "Raise the Bar"! The word, FILTHY, comes to mind as it had not been cleaned at all! The bed was sort of "made" but the mussed sheets had not been changed from the former occupant! The bedspreads were...here's that word again, FILTHY! The bathroom sink was decorated with large dried dollops of red toothpaste and the floor had a generous shedding of long black hair. The bottom of the mini fridge was muddy and the dirty carpet was littered, clear that it had not been visited by a vacuum cleaner for some time.

Oh the positive side, the hotel proprietor was very nice and friendly. The room was large and the furnishings were not bad.

  • Liked — TV
  • Disliked — The Filth
  • Stayed June 2008, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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budgetinnvidaliala, Webmaster at Budget Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2010
Dear Guest:

Thank you for choosing Budget Inn for your recent stay. I am very pleased that you found the hotel proprietor to be very nice and friendly. This is what we expect of our staff in relating to our guests, but it is always nice to have it remarked on so that we know our standards are being filled. I also am glad that you found the rooms to be large and the furnishings satisfactory.

On the negative side, I am horrified to find that you felt the room to be filthy and obviously not cleaned from the stay of the previous guest. We met with the household staff and shared your findings with them. They also received additional training in maintaining our standards of cleanliness.

I think you will be very pleased the next time you stay at Budget Inn.

Sincerely,
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Bixby, Oklahoma
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2006

We ended up at the Budget Inn in Vidalia after finding no open rooms in nearby Natchez. The room was quite possibly the worst we have ever stayed in. The room looked as if it had not been cleaned in a very long time. The bathroom was so disgusting that we did not even brush our teeth in the sink and taking a shower was out of the question. Do yourself a favor and avoid this place. We decided to laugh about it and take pictures to share our horror with others so that you don't make the same mistake we did.

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budgetinnvidaliala, Webmaster at Budget Inn, responded to this review, September 16, 2010
Dear Guest:

Thank you for choosing Budget Inn for your recent stay in our area.

Obviously the conditions which you report are certainly not the ones which we intend to maintain at our establishment. I greatly appreciate your taking the time to notify us of your findings.

Immediate attention has been taken and our housekeeping staff has received additional training in what we expect from them in the matter of maintaining the rooms in proper cleanliness. We won’t accept this sort of thing and we certainly don’t expect our valued guests to either.

I think you will be very pleased the next time you stay at Budget Inn.

Sincerely,
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Additional Information about Budget Inn

Address: 700 Carter St, Vidalia, LA 71373
Location: United States > Louisiana > Vidalia
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Vidalia
Number of rooms: 50
Also Known As:
Budget Inn Vidalia

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