Although my rating is "average", there is no rating that adequately represents my stay at this motel. Passing through the area and decided to stop for the evening. Not sure why but motel rates in Covington seem higher than comparable motels in other similar areas. This motel (it's definitely not a B&B) was suggested by a local we met as clean and low cost. The property is unusual because it consists of a brick bldg with inside accessed rooms on 2 floors (told to us as previously a Comfort Inn, I doubt this but possible) and 2 or more other bldgs housing suites, front desk and a conference area. We took a room in the front brick bldg, non smoking double, 1st floor. It turned out to be a heavy smoking room with an ashtray and burns on the carpet. The ground floor window had a rigged stop to keep it from being opened more than 6" but still seemed unsafe. The not very comfortable beds were positioned on foundations that were larger than the mattresses, leaving metal bedframe pieces sticking out at the right height to bang your shins. The shower faucet did not work. The flusher on the toilet broke requiring manual operation. As if this were not enough, we noticed a large slug taking up residence at the top of the wall, out of our reach (we would have loved to help him out). Where is my "terrible" rating? First, I have to think that this comedy of errors is not normal and most important, when we told the story at checkout, the front desk clerk promptly and to our satisfaction, adjusted our bill. The room rate was originally $78+; 2 other Covington motels have the same owners, Best Western Mountain View (where you eat a wonderful free breakfast when staying at the Compare Inn) rate $111+ and America's Best Value rate $66+. The Compare Inn has a friendly staff and the room had mini fridge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Compare Inn is set atop a hill in the beautiful Allegheny Mountains. You will enjoy the experience of friendly staff, great food,and accommodations like that of home with breathtaking views and convenient location. ... more less