I picked this one fairly late; I've had good experiences at Rodeway in the past, and thought that this one would probably be a bargain over others in the area. I checked in just after 10pm, and got a "late-night" ten-dollar discount. With that discount, total price was right around $65- still a relative bargain.
The motel must have been nearly full- they gave me the deluxe suite right over the lobby; probably the biggest and nicest room I've stayed in quite a while. I did find out the hard way that light switches sometimes power off whole outlets- but that was my fault for not verifying the device charges.
I'm not sure what the other rooms were like, but this one was very nice- everything you would want, plus big and roomy with a nice TV. Wi-fi connection was fast and strong, and I was able to get everything done. Everything was clean and quiet, and I got a good night's sleep.
This motel is right in the "main" district with a couple of nearby malls and shopping centers, so you'll find just about any type of restaurant nearby. Most of the nearby hotels tend to be the much higher-priced ones, so there isn't much competition for the low-end motels; I didn't try the nearby Super 8. I found out the next morning, that there is yet another shopping/motel area on the next exit going West, with a Motel 6 and an Econo Lodge; if you're traveling on a tight budget, you might want to check those motels first. If those don't work out, this Rodeway and Super 8 would probably be the next-tier up to check.
I usually eat breakfast elsewhere, so I can't comment on that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located just one mile from the Bonita Lakes Mall, the Rodeway Inn® hotel provides the perfect location for business and leisure travelers. This Meridian hotel is minutes from the Lakeview Golf Course, Meridian Community College, Merrehope historic home and the Jimmie Rodgers Memorial and Museum. The Naval Air Station Meridian is only 10 miles away. Several major family restaurants such as Logan’s Roadhouse, Applebees, and Buffalo Wild Wings can be found within walking distance. Hotel guests will appreciate all of the amenities and features this property has to offer, including FREE Continental Breakfast, FREE Local Calls, FREE Coffee and High-Speed Internet Access. Business travelers will welcome. This Meridian hotel features spacious guest rooms that include refrigerators, microwaves, irons, ironing boards, hair dryers and cable television with HBO. All rooms also have coffee makers. All king rooms have recliners and all suites include sofas. Whirlpool suites are available. Handicap accessible, connecting and non-smoking rooms are also available. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, make the Rodeway Inn hotel your home away from home when visiting the Meridian area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Meridian Rodeway Inn