Warning: this review will be 100% true, from the point of view of a world traveler (and not a 1st class world traveler, let me assure you of that. More like cheap motel check in at the middle of the night world traveler).
This hotel is a nightmare. When we first pulled into the parking lot towards the back, we saw a few people looking sketchy and jumpy, but we wanted to give them the benefit of the doubt. After that, we found the main area and attempted to check in. I say attempted because, despite seeing our confirmation of reservations on the phone, he told us that ‘someone booked a room a month ago, so they get the room we booked’ and failed to understand (or rather, listen) that we booked a room, so they really should have had it available before they let it out. My dad had to fight for a room, and during his time trying to find a new room, two other people came in to complain about not being able to get into their room (at which point the guy started checking them out before realizing that no, they didn’t want to be checked out, they wanted a new key). Once in our room, it smells like mildew, the sheets have a smell/stain that are not family safe, and really, there’s nothing even remotely ‘luxurious’ about this.
When my family and I attempted to look for other hotels in the area, we mentioned we were staying in a bit of a bad hotel and not only did other hotels immediately make a worried face and ask if we were staying at the driftwood inn, they told us to get out. No, this wasn’t because they were trying to take our business – these places were sold out and this is a small area where everyone looks out for each other. This was because of the reputation this place has amongst the locals.
This hotel is unsafe, in every sense of the world. Yes, it has a shower – I’d rather be showering barefoot at a University communal dorm. Yes, it has beds – I’d rather be camping. If it wasn’t for my mentally handicapped little sister’s need for basic electricity, I’d go park the car in a nicer spot and spend the night in the car.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Escape from the busy hustles and stress of life and let us pamper you at Driftwood Inn. Combining traditional hospitality and luxurious accommodation. we offer guests outstanding service and a comfortable stay all at affordable prices. We are committed to providing our guests with the best we have to offer surpassing guest expectations. Unwind and relax at this respectable 28-room Inn conveniently located in peaceful Chestertown, a historic colonial town by the sparkling waters of the Chester River. ... more less
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