Okay, I always take Trip Advisor reviews with a grain of salt. I figure someone from the competition writes some of the more scathing reviews, but previous reviewers are on target here.
We utiliized this motel because of its low price. We spent a week in Pennsylvania and stuck with Econo Lodges in Scranton, Lancaster, and Hanover (outside of Gettysburg) in order to use the Choice Rewards program to qualify for a $50 gas card.
Believe it or not this facility charges two dollars extra if you use a credit card. We have traveled exstensively throughout the United States and Europe and have never encountered this. I thought that the only people who would pay cash in this day and age at a motel or hotel are those who are only staying for an hour!
Our room was okay. It was a non-smoking room with two double beds as requested and it was clean. There was no odor in the room upon arrival, but we were surprised to find an ashtray in a designated non-smoking room.
Unfortunately the management has used no rhyme nor reason in the designation of non-smoking rooms. There are numerous non-smoking rooms posted right along side of the smoking rooms. When you turn on the bathroom light the overhead fan brings in the foul odor of smoke from other rooms.
Speaking of foul, the lobby, the stairway, and the corridors just plain stink!! The smell of body odor and stale cigarette smoke was overwhelming. Someone needs to air these areas out and/or clean the common area carpets! When we returned from dinner one night at about 8 p.m., the lobby carpet was covered with dirt and crumbs. The desk clerk who was applying her lipstick either did not care or did not have a key to the cleaning closet because at 9 a.m. the next morning, it was still filthy!
They did have some delicious bakery doughnuts along with toast, coffee, and juice. There was no pool, but they will give you access to a pool at Howard Johnsons, just two doors away.
We were in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country which is why we stayed here and enjoyed the many attractions, but there are many, many other motels in the area. I would recommend that you choose someplace else to stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Newly Renovated Hotel. All rooms with new queen size beds with Non Smoking and Smoking rooms available. All Rooms with tub/shower combo. All rooms with satellite TV, mini Ref, telephones, free wifi, free wake-up service, free coffee in lobby, electronic keycard locks, interior corridor. Free parking onsite. Microwave available in lobby. Hotel located right in middle of Amish Country, Outlet Malls, Fine Restaurants. Easy access to major highways. Lancaster Convention Center 5 miles. Sight and Sound theater 3 miles, American Music Theater 2 miles. Outlet Malls 1 mile. ... more less
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