For many years I have been looking for a safe, restful lodging in this area. Smithfield is a good place to stop on our frequent trips between New York and Charleson, SC. On the way down, we can arrive at a comfortable hour -- even allowing for a late departure and for Washington-to-Richmond traffic -- and still reach Kiawah Island in the early afternoon of the following day. On the way back, we can spend the day at the beach and arrive in Smithfield before midnight.
The Log Cabin Motel is convenient to I-95 but quietly situated. The staff are very pleasant. They guaranteed a non-smoking room, which was large, fresh, and extremely clean. The furnishings and decor were dated. The TV was old, but the cable worked as did the older model microwave. We were happy to park our heavily-loaded Jeep right outside our door.
Other than complimentary fresh coffee in the lobby, there were no special ammenities. Apparently the "breakfast area" is not being used at the moment and the Log Cabin Restaurant isn't open for breakfast, but the woman at the front desk was able to direct us to nearby restaurants. Boxes of new TV's, etc., stacked in the lobby area suggest that the owners may be making upgrades.
All-in-all, the Log Cabin was basic but perfect for our purpose, and we will definitely stay there in the future.
- Also Known As:
- Becky`s Log Cabin Hotel Smithfield