We needed a hotel where we could take our small dog and leave him crated in the room while we toured the area. We have never stayed at a Red Roof Inn before and the low rate had me a bit worried - plus no extra charge for the dog. I also wondered how clean the floors would be with other dogs having stayed there before us. I checked tripadvisor and was pleased with the previous reviews so I bit the bullet, as they say.
The location was perfect for us. We wanted to tour Philadelphia, which is 30 minutes away, Grounds for Sculpture (a definite must do!!!) just 15 minutes away, and Valley Forge for a day where our dog would also be welcomed, which was maybe 45 minutes away. For those interested, Sesame Place looked adorable from the street and that was one mile from the hotel. Restaurants were within blocks away as were places to shop.
As for the hotel itself, I could not ask for more. The room was very clean, not a stain anywhere, and a decent size. It had the very basics - clean bed, rack for clothes (no closet), mini fridge and microwave, free WiFi and a safe just large enough for my laptop. If you expect fluffy towels, hair dryer, iron or designer toiletries, bring them from home. This is not that kind of place. Clean but slightly frayed towels, soap and a tiny packet of shampoo is what you get. I was prepared so this was not a problem!
The only thing that would have made this place better would have been a Continental Breakfast. We ate at Friendly's one morning when we were in a hurry and for an empty restaurant, the service was very slow and the food were not good!! We should have paid attention to the crowded parking lot at Denny's or the diner.
Even as we were still there, I checked the Red Roof website and was disappointed to see no Inn near Mt. Rushmore. Now I need to find a pet-friendly hotel there.
An end room on the top floor was perfect for our dog. The less traffic outside the room the better.
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My staff and I sincerely thank you for taking time from your busy day and expressing your thoughts regarding our Inn and local area. I have already shared your comments with our staff as a motivational aid. Much appreciated.
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I understand the need for an Inn that is pet friendly, as I too travel with pets. In Mt Rushmore area, the Super 8 Motel in Custer is pet friendly and was a nice clean motel.
Again, our sincerest thanks for staying with us and for your thoughts and comments.
Jerry L. Williams
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