We booked 3 room in February 2013 and it no doubt the worst place I have ever stayed in. Read all the reviews carefully and I will tell you if anyone says their stay was great and the rooms were clean and plenty of hot water were either fake reviews or they were high on an illegal substance. First off the building is historic and I have no problem with old buildings but they also need to be taken care of and kept up, and the lady at the front was nice. The lobby is newer and looks decent. DON'T LET THIS FOOL YOU. Saturday night they played loud music until 2am which we could clearly hear and our rooms were on the opposite side of the building from the bar two levels up. We checked in around 10pm and had called for two rooms with two full beds and one room with one king. Once at the desk we were told we had two rooms with ONE full bed and one room with one king bed. Once to our rooms we knew this was a very very bad choice. Yes everything is outdated (this is why it should be a good value) But it gets worst. All the rooms we had were non smoking and they smelled of smoke worst than the bars here in Toledo before the smoking ban. Since we had a more people than beds we had cots brought up to us. One room had an extension cord with a damaged section covered in electrical tape than you plugged in for the bathroom light.(no switch). None of the rooms had smoke detectors but the brackets that used to hold them to the wall was still there. One person out of our group of nine attempted to take a shower when we got in. The water was ice cold and we checked the other two rooms. Same ice cold water in there too. We told the lady at the front desk about not having hot water. We were told the same thing as some of the other reviewers "The pilot light went out and give it 45 minutes" so we went out to get something to eat. Came back over an hour later and still no hot water. We all decided to get showers in the morning. The beds were gross. The carpets were gross. The bathroom was gross. I don't know how else to explain it. I pulled back the sheets and the covers and comforter were covered in nasty stains and cigarette burns. Some of us slept in clothes that covered every inch of our body with hoods up on our sweatshirts on top of all the bedding. Others slept on the cots which had so many broken support wires it felt as if it were going to break any minute not to mention how uncomfortable they were. One of us felt the cleanest place he could find was on top of a dresser so that's where he slept, in all of his clothes of course. We all maybe got an hours worth of sleep that night. There also was a door adjoining two rooms and it was nothing but a hollow core door with a gate latch on it and a huge gap between the door and carpeted floor. So we could hear the random people next to us like they were in the same room. Finally at 4 am we couldn't take it anymore and got up to check the water. Hot water!! So two of us got showers and by the third person it was ice cold again. So that is 2 clean people out of 9. We went down and waited until the front desk lady was back and complained and she said its warming up and that everyone was taking showers at the same time. Well DUH its a hotel there is always going to be showers at the same time. I think maybe they have one residential 40 gal. hot water tank and when its out its out. The two that did get showers said that the fitting above the shower head leaked so bad it sprayed over the curtain and soaked the bathroom floor. No toilet seats on any of the toilets either. Just thought I would mention that. So we are in the lobby by 6ish waiting on the rest of the group and they did have questionable coffee, juice and doughnut holes which if you grabbed a doughnut hole one of the two beagle dogs (that were leashed up in the lobby) started howling and barking at you because he thinks its for him. They did have a 5 dollar breakfast but there was no way we were staying any longer than we had to. There is a McDonalds 2 minutes away. As we waited for our group I would say at least 10-13 people left in a few groups and every single one of the groups complained to the lady at the desk on the way out about how dirty everything was and the hot water issue. Apparently no one else got showers either. Being in construction there is multiple hazards including some major electrical ones that worried me. No smoke detectors and very unsafe wiring could mean a deadly combination I will never put my family in again. I have included a few ACTUAL photos of the place as I believe some of the pictures on here are fake/some other hotel. I would also like to add it wasn't just the rooms that smelled bad but hallways and stairwell nearest the sleeping areas as well. I think I could sleep in a job site porta potty better than this place and not to mention the job site porta potty would have bed bugs. We also never sat anything on the floor and put out bags up as high as we could. I don't know if this helped but it eased our mind a bit about what could be lurking in the carpets. Especially since one of the beagles had a huge soar on his back that looked like the mange. Please for the better of humanity DON'T STAY HERE. Fill your car with gas, sleep in it and wash up a fast food joint. You and your family will be cleaner and safer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- "Exceptional Value" best describes this special historic hotel. The Dudley is a unique and wonderful property steeped in history and charm, complimented with outstanding customer service and modern day touches. Come and experience the perfect combination of Tradition, Convenience, Quality, and Value. The hotel boasts 47 clean, comfortable guest rooms … featuring many renovated rooms and 3 suites. This wonderful property is centrally located in scenic foothills of Salamanca and uniquely situated on the Seneca Nation of Indians Allegany Territory. Its location is not only central within this heavily touristed region but also within the town of Salamanca itself. ... more less
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- Dudley Hotel Salamanca