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“Andy Griffith's Nightmare” 1 of 5 stars
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Highway 52 N By-Pass, Mount Airy, NC 27030   |  
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Mount Airy
Manning, South Carolina
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6 reviews
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“Andy Griffith's Nightmare”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2010

We love the Andy Griffith Show, so naturally we were interested in staying in Mt. Airy, Andy's home town. Even better Andy stayed at the Starlite, 43 years after he left Mt. Airy.
Check in was easy, asked to see a room, no problem, given a room key to the Andy's famous room, king bed, etc. Tried the room key, wouldn't work, finally realized given wrong key. Rented room, here is the real skinny. Bathroom light didn't work, air conditioner only blew air, and the toilet wouldn't flush the following morning. Loved the bed - although we have been married for many years, the mattresses (two box springs) felt we needed to snuggle - didn't matter which way we turned, we ended up together in the middle of the bed - Ah - love!!! Either Andy hasn't revisited Mt. Airy again because of being too busy or he didn't want to stay at the Starlite again! Good luck future Patrons.
Watch out for the no refund policy. By the way Starlite does not have any lighted sign, and their sign out front doesn't have letters to send their message.
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  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    1 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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South Windsor, CT
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2007

We arrived and paid with our credit card for three nights. Then we saw the room. No shampoo, no soap, a sign in the bathroom that said "No washing engine parts in the sink". The room smelled of disinfectant, which was tolerable, until the smell faded and was replaced by the smell of stale urine. HORRIBLE! The beds were lumpy, the air conditioner only ran occasionally and was VERY noisy.

We went to the desk to complain and check out, and they had posted a huge sign, which wasn't there when we checked in, stating there were NO REFUNDS.

This is one of the three worst motels on the planet. BEWARE!

  • Liked — sign that said "No Washing Machine Parts in Sink"
  • Disliked — Breakfast was a box of cookies in the lobby; room smelled of stale urine
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Highway 52 N By-Pass, Mount Airy, NC 27030
Location: United States > North Carolina > Mount Airy
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Mount Airy
Number of rooms: 12
Also Known As:
Starlite Hotel Mount Airy

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