After reading the positive reviews I thought, "why not?". The price is unbeatable... BUT you get what you pay for.
This motel is... gross. When I first stepped foot at the East Grand Inn, the cigarette smoke smell is the first thing I noticed. I don't believe the rooms are actually "non-smoking" as cigarette smoke wafted through the hallways. When I checked-in, the man at the desk was in the office, talking on his cell phone. I peeked around the desk to get his attention. I got my keys and headed to the entrance on the side of the motel. The room key opens both the room door and the outside entrance - however that "security" door latch was broken, so anyone could get inside the motel! Dangerous! I got into my room... here goes:
-Hair on the toilet seat
-Bent drapery rod, as if someone hung from the middle of it
-Soiled mattresses! The boxspring had old stains running down the sides
-Dirty bed sheet and pillowcase (small, questionable stains)
-Lamp on table didn't work
-One light over the bed didn't work, light switch was broken. I had to turn the lightbulb to turn it on and off
-Something sticky on bedside table from previous renter
-Musty cigarette smoke smell in "Non-smoking room"
-Chairs were old & stained (There were stains on literally EVERYTHING in the room.)
After an uncomfortable nights sleep (to say the least), I got up for the free breakfast. The breakfast that is served in the morning is a bag of bagels & a bag of english muffins and coffee. After seeing the quality of the room, this breakfast was actually more than I expected.
After a two night stay, I checked out early. I had to interrupt the front desk person, who was lounging on the the couch in the lobby area, watching t.v., to do so.
I was SO happy to leave. This is the worst quality motel/hotel I have ever stayed in. Needless to say, I won't be back.
Would I recommend this hotel to a friend? NO NO NO!!!
I wouldn't recommend this hotel to ANYONE.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Free Breakfast, Winter Plugins, Smoking and Non-Smoking Rooms. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Priceline, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your East Grand Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- East Grand Hotel East Grand Forks