I would only use this second rate hotel as the last resort, as in my case. The first thing that happen was that the night clerk quoted me a price over the phone and when I went to sign in he tried to up the price. The second incident was when I went back to the office to get more towels because there were only two towels in the room even though it was a double bed room, I found the doors were locked and even though I rang the bell for a least fifteen minutes and was calling the office on my cell phone at the same time nobody came to the door. Found out later the night clerk had a habit of going to the backroom and sleeping. I eventually had to go to the nearby Walmart and buy some towels. After getting into the room, we discovered that the security lock was broken, the wallpaper was coming off the walls, there was mold on the shower curtain, curtain rod was hanging by a thread and the ironing board had brown spots all over it. My wife felt so uneasy about getting under the covers that she slept in it with her clothes on. The funny thing about the whole experience was that they wanted to charge me $200 on Friday because it was the NASCAR weekend in Bristol. Needless to say I checked out the next day and found us a nicer hotel down the road.
P.S. Even found old food in the refride that was left by an earlier traveler.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This Magnuson Hotels affiliate is located near Tri City Airport, Fort Patrick Henry Lake, Washington County Fairgrounds, East Tennessee University, University of Tennessee, Wetlands Waterpark, Medview Convention Center, Eastman Chemical Plant, Boone Lake and Kingsport Convention and Visitors Bureau. The Colonial Inn Kingsport offers guests free Continental breakfast served from 6 am to 9 am, fitness room, free high-speed wireless Internet access, business center, fax/copy service, free parking and small pets are accepted with additional charges. Guest rooms may offer free high-speed wireless Internet access, coffee maker, cable TV with extra stations, hair dryer, iron/board, microwave, mini-fridge, free local calls, air conditioning, alarm clock, electronic door locks and wakeup service. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Colonial Hotel Kingsport
- Best Western Kingsport
- Kingsport Best Western