This is the Ramada Limited. It is now the Executive Inn. The old Ramada Limited signs are still on the doors. There are only two hotels in Gilmer, the Gilmer Inn and this one. They do NOT allow pets.
Our family stayed here one night when a thunderstorm knocked out the power at our house and a falling tree branch broke our windshield, so driving more than a couple of blocks was out of the question. We thought we would be settling for something scary, and were pleasantly surprised to find out how nice this place is.
The property is two stories, and the stairs are outside. All doors open to the outside, not to an inner hallway. We climbed the stairs in the rain, and got a little wet despite the roof over the stairs. We had a king room and a double queen room, both large and clean and comfortable. The king room smelled of cigarette smoke, but the air conditioner made the smell go away soon. The other room was fine. I have noticed this at many hotels in the past few years--a lot of smokers seem to be getting away with fouling up the air in non-smoking rooms.
The rooms had very comfortable beds and pillows, with extra blankets and pillows in the tv cabinet's drawers. The air conditioners were quick to get the rooms cold. My only complaint is that the beds are so high, I had a hard time climbing up in to them. Tall people will like them. Also we could not get adjoining rooms with a connecting door, so our family had to split up. I asked, but the front desk lady said they don't book and sell them that way. She thought that some of the rooms might have that feature but wasn't sure and couldn't look it up on her computer. At least she was able to give us two rooms next to each other.
Both front desk employees that we met were courteous and helpful. Breakfast was in a little room behind the reception room, and consisted of toast or cereal or waffles you could toast, so with my gluten sensitivity, the only option was coffee, tea, or juice. The children were satisfied with it. It's not exactly an easy walk down the road to other breakfast options--through weeds, along a busy highway, a half a mile at least. When we moved here four years ago, our moving van guys stayed here one night and liked the place, but complained about having to walk so far, since they couldn't exactly drive the semi around to McDonalds or wherever.
We noticed that the cover of the electric outlet between the queen beds had been removed for a recent painting of the room, and was just dangling by the clock cord. Someone forgot to actually attach it to the outlet.
The pool looked sparkling clean and inviting, if small and unshaded. We would have jumped in if we hadn't been in the middle of a thunderstorm. The lady at the front desk said lots of local people actually book a room here in the summer just to use the pool.
As of June 2013, scaffolds are still up all over the front of the building. They are replacing the stucco.
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