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“Cheap - And Worth Even Less” 1 of 5 stars
Review of Budget Host Northgate Inn

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400 West 53rd St, Texarkana, TX 75503   |  
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Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in Texarkana
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“Cheap - And Worth Even Less”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2006

$44 rate for Queen advertised on a billboard. I went for it and got what I paid for.

Very dated decor with odd furnishings in room. Bathroom floor decorated with hairs from previous guests. Sheets pretty worn out.

Your standard highway disappointment.

  • Stayed January 2006, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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    2 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2005

Front desk staff was nice, but the room was not. I slept on top of the blankets and used my own pillow...

  • Stayed June 2005
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2003


I recently stopped off for a night at this Best Western - we tend to stay in Best Westerns or Holiday Inns a lot when we visit the States.
We were travelling from Memphis to Fort Worth.

Everything was relatively OK - the room decor wasnt great, but we were given a rate of $55 per night, which wasn't too bad.

Big shock next morning - I mistakenly assumed that check out was 1pm (we were not told that it was 12 noon). The house-keeping knocked on the door at 12.10pm (as we were getting ready to get out) and told us that check-out was at noon. We hurriedly got ready and went to check out at 12.50pm - to be told that we were being charged for an extra night as we were late checking out!

No amount of discussion, pointing out that we hadnt been told that check-out was 12, suggesting that there was a mis-understanding was able to shake this lady - (who I think was trying to make a point and seemed very very very annoyed with me - much more annoyed than you should be with somebody who mistakenly assumed that ckeck-out was 1 hour later than it was!)

She accused us of dead-bolting the door (is security a dirty work?), of having the phone off the hook (I was on the Internet - which I had cleared with the pleasant lady when we had checked in the night before), and of ignoring the house-keeping people and of telling them that we would check out whenever we felt like it - which was simply not true! She would not budge on any of these issues and became quite beligerent.

Unfortunately, I could not wait for the hotel manager - Barbara - as she was off the site but when I asked if I could make a formal complaint I was given a pen and paper. I wrote a note for Barbara explaining the situation from my point of view and requesting a refund.
I do not know if this has been carried out yet as we have not finished our holiday yet.

All in all, a very unsavoury experience. The customer is definately not always right at this Best Western - the lady in question seemed to particularly aggreived with me and I definately got the impression that she was "punishing" me for checking out late.

She did not even respond to me when I said "Good Bye" while leaving.

I intend to write to the Motel if the refund has not been posted and will post whatever response I receive here.


Kevin Branigan Ireland

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Address: 400 West 53rd St, Texarkana, TX 75503
Location: United States > Texas > Texarkana
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Ranked #17 of 22 Hotels in Texarkana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 63
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