All I really ask from a hotel on short notice is that it be CLEAN, and this one is NOT! We booked this hotel about 10 days in advance--we were attending a concert in the area and most of the closest surrounding hotels had already been booked since it's next to an amusement park. It had a "2-star" rating (HAH!) and so we thought we'd be okay.
The front desk clerk was very polite, and the lobby, while nothing fancy at all, was tidy. We walked through a breezeway to our room and noticed the peeling paint on the doorframes of some of the service entrances. We opened the door to our room, and the first thing I saw was an upholstered chair with gray/brown/green arms--the rest of the chair was basically a green. It was filthy. There is no way the ceiling had been painted in the last 7 years, and the mattress was very soft.
The worst was yet to come---the bathroom. All of the fixtures were horrible. I didn't even want to turn on the sink. There was what looked like dried toothpaste or shaving cream on the faucet and on a very old, rusted tissue dispenser. The shower stall also had fixtures that were not cleaned. It's really easy to wipe chrome to make it look clean! The moulding around the bathroom was very dirty as well.
The towels were those tiny, almost see-through rough terry ones, but they (and the sheets) were clean. There was no alarm clock in the room or coffee pot, but there was a refrigerator. I opened it up to put some sodas inside and it smelled bad and felt like a sauna. So, I turned up the temp all the way--no good. The refrigerator, despite the noise it made all night, must have a bad compressor because our drinks were warm in the morning.
Before going to bed, after being exhausted from the concert and long drive that day, we had to kill 4-5 SPIDERS crawling on various parts of the ceiling and walls. Needless to say, we didn't sleep well because we were both feeling like there were creepy crawlies all night!
So, our advice, drive the extra 3 miles or spend the extra $8 for a more contented night's sleep.
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Travelocity and Priceline so you can book your Budget Inn 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:
- Rodeway Inn New Cumberland
- New Cumberland Rodeway Inn