The Harwood Hill Motel is a BUDGET motel. We paid $85/night (incl. tax) during the Oct. fall-colors high season. The room is large with a queen size bed, but very basic and bare in the style of ‘50s and ‘60s motels. The carpet and upholstered chairs are dark in color and do not look clean. The bathroom is small with old-fashioned wallpaper, dingy linoleum on the floor, small Formica counter and a tub with walls that were not clean. The lighting in the room and bathroom was dim. The room is loaded with heavy dust around the walls, bed, end table decorations, all moldings, etc., and with the unclean look of the upholstered chairs and carpet it was very unappealing and very uncomfortable staying there. In addition to the terrible cleaning is the negligible "maid" service. The second day the bed covers were thrown over the pillows (looked liked a 4 year old had reluctantly made their bed), the bathroom was not cleaned, and the room wasn’t even vacuumed even though white lint from the thin bath towels showed clearly on the dark carpet. Since we did not return until 10PM, it was to late to have the room properly addressed. We were traveling with friends and their room, with a king size bed, was just as bad. Also, bring your own shampoo and hairdryer. When our friend asked for shampoo, she was told she could pick a bottle left by other guests and there was only one hairdryer to borrow for the entire motel. We travel a great deal and rarely feel the need to write a bad review. This place deserves it. We stayed here due to good TripAdvisor reviews but this is one of the few places that the actual motel had little resemblance to the reviews. We would not stay there again.
As an added note, we had read about the motel's wonderful view in other TripAdvisor reviews. We faced the road and there was no view at all. Curious about the TripAdvisor comments, we walked around the motel and found there was a wing on the side. It has a nice view. We went into one of the rooms and found it to be smaller, darker, and less clean than ours. It had a double bed. We would not stay in this room.
One should only stay at this motel if a budget motel is required even though it is not clean or appealing.
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October 29, 2011
Please take a look at some of the other reviews…most are favorable. MSWMom50 (Reviewed October 20, 2011) stayed with us during the same time period...
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