We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“musty smelling” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Days Inn Carlisle South

Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save
You added Days Inn Carlisle South to your Saves list
Days Inn Carlisle South
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   101 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17015   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
Hotel deals
  |  
Hotel amenities
Special Offer
Plan Ahead and Save 15%
Ranked #4 of 26 Hotels in Carlisle
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
48 reviews 48 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“musty smelling”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

At last room 109 was musty and moldy smelling. I thought maybe after I turned the AC on that it would be better. But as the night went it was worse. I have no ide why I continued to stay in this room. I ended up getting sick from allergies probably from the mold.

The Breakfast was real good, dining area was very nice. They have a small lounge in the hotel (very samll) but very cheerful attendants.

Room Tip: Hope they have fixed whatever made room 109 smell like mildew!
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DAYMAKERS, Manager at Days Inn Carlisle South, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Your review is most important to us. Was not aware that this room was an issue but we are looking into this issue. Thank you for caring and we are sorry that you were not comfortable. Please call me so we can discuss this situation.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

459 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    191
    180
    55
    21
    12
See reviews for
173
121
27
76
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (38)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Louisville, Kentucky
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

stopped here because we had a coupon from the rest area (which I recommend you get! It's cheaper than any other rate). while it was clean, it was very noisy (maybe thin walls?). It does have interior access only, which is a plus. There is a free breakfast which is mostly assorted breads and pastries. There is a waffle maker, but it was out of order the day we were there. There is also cold cereal and boiled eggs and sausage patties. Coffee service is available 24 hours a day. I didn't feel especially safe in the room itself as it still uses the old fashioned chain across the door (which I haven't seen in years). The bathrooms were clean.

I'd recommend this hotel for a quick stop-over but wouldn't stay here for any extended period of days.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DAYMAKERS, Manager at Days Inn Carlisle South, responded to this review, September 19, 2011
Thank you for your feedback on our hotel. We pride ourselves on a clean and comfortable place to stay. I am sorry that you did not notice that we have two waffle irons and while one had new plates ordered the other iron was in working order. I know that safety is a concern but in addition to the chain there is a lockbolt on the door with a securtiy window. Please be assured that your comfort is most important to us. Thank you again for taking the time to review the hotel.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wilmington, Delaware
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2011

While I did not stay at this hotel, I spoke with my 89 year old dad and sister last night (Sept 5) when they were traveling on the PA Turnpike west of Carlisle. My family was driving home to Delaware, after stopping in Pittsburgh to see relatives, and found themselves at a complete standstill on the turnpike because of an accident. Having waiting for traffic to move for literally hours, they were tired as it was late in the evening. While speaking with them on the phone about staying overnight to get a fresh start in the morning, I checked tripadvisor, finding this Days Inn.

I contacted the Days Inn, speaking with the night clerk, and explained the situation. The night clerk permitted me to hold a room for my family's arrival, saying she'd take good care of them...which she did! In speaking with my sister after their stay, she said the staff could not do more for them. Additionally, the entire hotel was exceptionally clean, the beds very comfortable, the bath very clean, and every member of the staff was overwhelmingly friendly. The provided breakfast was the standard breakfast, however, everything was fresh and delicious.

My family had nothing but good things to say about their stay, stating further that if they every need a hotel in Carisle PA again, this Days Inn will be their choice.

Thank you, Days Inn, for everything!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DAYMAKERS, Manager at Days Inn Carlisle South, responded to this review, September 7, 2011
Thank you for choosing our hotel for your family. We like being a lighthouse in a storm or for just for weary travelers. It was a pleasure having your family as our guests and we are glad they got home safe and sound. Again, thank you for taking the time to write the review!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
87 reviews 87 reviews
59 hotel reviews
Reviews in 60 cities Reviews in 60 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

This is an older hotel that has been renovated and signifcantly expanded over the years. It has a decent-sized conference room that can handle about 20 or so people in comfort. The rooms are laid out in wings and it is right on the Interstate; no road noise was noticed...and our windows overlooked the Interstate. It is locally very popular as a Corvette (as in Chevrolet) group was meeting there when we stayed as well as some DOT personnel.
The room was large and very clean. They have carved out a small bar on the second floor where folks can grab a quick cocktail in the afternoons and evenings. The internet connection was aqequate (lobby has a PC with printer) as was the workout room. The medium to large open breakfast area (i.e. walled on one side by windows, so it was well lit) served: waffle, english muffins, hard-boiled eggs, large sausage patties, yogurt, cereals and pieces of fruit.
Staff members were extremely friendly. I'd rate the hotel a low 4-star based on value.
Take a right at the stop light on the main road and you'll run into a strip shopping center with a large grocery and a Subway, etc. Go a bit further on thos road and you'll run into a Big K (K-Mart).

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DAYMAKERS, Manager at Days Inn Carlisle South, responded to this review, August 31, 2011
We appreciate your review. You must have been with us during or just after the hurricane. Hope all is well in your home area. We were very lucky. Thank you for taking the time to comment on our hotel. Hospitality is our way of life and we look forward to having you visit us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Room was very clean and comfortable. Location convenient, except that it is near the expressway and had highway noise. Would have preferred a room away from the highway, but definitely would not prohibit me from staying again. Very satisfied with breakfast area and quality and selection of food.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DAYMAKERS, Manager at Days Inn Carlisle South, responded to this review, August 31, 2011
Thank you for your very nice review. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Allamuchy, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2011

I stayed 3 nights with my wife and daughter of 4 years old. Also brought my small beagle who traveled with us. Staff were super friendly and pet friendly. We would of never of known this place accepted pets as to how clean it was. Location was directly off I81 in Carlisle. Upon entering the hotel main area's, it was super clean, smelled great and was modern looking. Upon entering the room, bathroom was clean, room smelled "neutral" and linens were clean. I inspected the room, under mattress and all tight spaces of bedding area for bedbugs and found absolutely nothing. The free continental breakfast was exceptional. English muffins, whole wheat toast, sausage, danishes, yogurts, waffle maker, cereal, fruit, juices and coffee. Saved us some money for a few days with the free breakfast. We stayed one extra night with an walk in special deal that they honored. Price was great. If we embark down to Hershey area again in the future, which we most likely will, we will definately stay at the Days Inn in Carlisle again.

Room Tip: Try to get the rooms facing the back field. Rooms facing I81 have a highway view.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DAYMAKERS, Manager at Days Inn Carlisle South, responded to this review, August 18, 2011
Your response is awesome. Thank you. We all here at the Days Inn Carlisle love to get that kind of feedback. It makes us glad that we are in the hospitality business and that our efforts are appreciated. We look forward to serving you again!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Bensalem pa
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

We've stayed at this Days Inn each yr for the past 5. I don't remember ever having any issues - At least, nothing that the hotel staff couldn't handle. Our rooms were always clean and comfortable. Breakfast is included - the kids love the waffles ! I'd like them to bring back the bagels ! They have a large pool and you can make hot chocolate after swimming - big hit with the kids ! We'll be back next year

Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
DAYMAKERS, Manager at Days Inn Carlisle South, responded to this review, August 15, 2011
So glad you & your family had a good time. Thank you for the nice review. We look forward to your visit next year and I will see what I can do about the bagels!
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay

Been to Days Inn Carlisle South? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Days Inn Carlisle South

Address: 101 Alexander Spring Road, Carlisle, PA 17015
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Pennsylvania > Carlisle
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Carlisle
#4 Business Hotel in Carlisle
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Days Inn Carlisle South 2.5*
Number of rooms: 136
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Days Inn Carlisle South, our guests are our #1 priority. Unparalleled service and top-notch amenities combine to ensure that our guests receive the best value under the sun. Our award-winning staff continues to delight with warm hospitality. As a holder of numerous Days Inn Chairman's Awards and Property of the Year Awards, we strive to provide our guests the very best service. We are also proud to have won the 2013 Business Alliance Medallia Customer Satisfaction Award for having the highest rating in our Days Inn Region and we strive to continue our record of excellence every day. Relieve some stress at our fitness center and take a dip in our pool, or unwind and enjoy a movie on our large flat screen televisions - the possibilities are endless. Whatever you do while your here, our staff will take care of you to provide you a memorable experience at the Days Inn Carlisle South. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Orbitz, Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Wyndham, Priceline, Hotels.com and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Days Inn Carlisle South 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:
Days Hotel Carlisle
Days Inn Carlisle
Carlisle Days Inn

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Days Inn Carlisle South, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.