Priceline rates this as a 2 star hotel and I was really disappointed when I bid and got this hotel. I saw that they were renovating, so I had some hope that it would be ok.
We arrived when it was dark, but we could tell what we were in for. The parking lot was cluttered with old furniture, construction materials, etc. Checked in and was given room 132. I asked if it was one the renovated rooms and was told it was. We couldn't find the room so, desk staff showed us where it was. It had a masking tape number beside the door.
The carpet in the room and the wood tile had been renovated. The counter on the sink was new. The microwave and mini fridge looked brand new. The flat screen TV was an off brand and was small. The bedding and bed were definitely not new. The mattress was hard. The bedding had holes through it and looked old and worn. The shower had a new shower head.
Woke up the next morning to sunlight pouring in the blinds. No curtains and cheap blinds means we were wide awake at 6:45 am. As we were leaving I noticed the carpet in the building looked new. The hallways smelled like smoke, even though no smoking signs were posted. Stopped at the desk and told them about brightness in room and they left a sheet in the room for us to hang up over the window.
There was no phone in the room. Wi if worked great after we got the password. No one was at the front desk until 8 am in the mornings. Smelled coffee, but didn't see any "limited breakfast."
All in all, you get what you pay for and I learned never to go below 2 1/2 stars on Priceline. The best things about the hotel was the friendly and courteous staff and the location,
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Please Note: Our property is undergoing renovations through March 2014. We apologize for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.Pet-Friendly, Non-Smoking Hotel with Pool in the Heart of Amish CountryMake our Travelodge Lancaster Strasburg hotel your home base for fun in Amish Country. Our Lancaster hotel is just off Highway 30, convenient to attractions like the Amish Village and Amish Farm and House, as well as live-entertainment venues like the American Music Theatre, Rainbow Dinner Theatre, Dutch Apple Dinner Theatre and the Sight and Sound Millennium Theatre. Your kids will love the pony rides and barnyard animals at Kitchen Kettle Village, just 5 miles from our hotel.Enjoy the little details that make a good stay great: like free Wi-Fi Internet and free continental breakfast with Belgian waffles. You will also appreciate the heated outdoor pool and fitness center at our Lancaster hotel. Pick up last-minute items in our onsite convenience store, and cook out in the barbecue area. We offer free parking for all vehicles, ideal for bus tours and RV travelers. Our guest rooms feature microwave and refrigerator, ideal for extended stays. ... more less
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