I usually take one long trip and 2 or 3 short trips a year and stay at mostly Days Inn's, Ramada's. While most hotels in these chains have similar advantages and disadvantages, this hotel was one of the worst I have stayed at. It is a shame, because there is a lot of potential given the location. The hotel lobby is kind of awkward and not labeled clearly outside. It was unclear as to where to park your car while checking in, because the looby entrance was unmarked and looks like a basic hallway corridor entryway. You have to walk down a small corridor to find the lobby, past the after hours (8P.M - 6 A.M) security window, into a second door and turn left to reach the front desk. At check-in, the gentleman was friendly, but obviously distracted by the personal phone call he was on. None of this would normally matter to me, I have seen much worse. Unfortunately, we were given two rooms on the third floor. The elevator door kept shutting as soon as it opened and felt very unsafe. (it was so rickety feeling that I actually looked at the inspection sticker-April 2009). Then when we exited the elevator, you are on a balcony/breezeway and have to enter a door to the room hallway. The balcony showed serious signs of neglect and wear and tear to walls/paint/trashcan etc. When we entered the hallway to our rooms, we all were disgusted.(I would use a less harsh word if it weren't exactly how we felt) The hallway looks like the hallway in The Shining and is dated beyond belief. The carpets were filthy, the walls were filthy and most of the door room number plaques were missing. Where the plaques once were, there were handwritten numbers on the wallpaper. These were obviously not recently torn off by some kids as you could clearly tell that they were written at different times and some had been written over numerous times, and most were even partially worn off. While this may seem like a small thing, it is a very clear example of the lack of capital investment at this property. While the rooms appeared they were recently painted with knockdown texture, the rest of the hotel appeared to have been stuck in the 70's. The bedspreads in Both of our non-smoking rooms along with both sets of curtains, had numerous cigarrette burn holes in them. The blankets on the bed were so stained, pilled and old that our kids would not even sleep with them on the bed. All of the furniture was VERY old and worn out. I have seen newer furniture in truck stop motels then what they have in the rooms. On top of all that, the next morning, when we came down for the "HOT" breakfast, it was just a final kick in the teeth. The chaffing dish that would normally house the "HOT" portion of our breakfast was completely empty except for the 4 or 5 steam circles where some sausage patties may have been. (4 or 5!). The milk my wife put in her cereal(rationed out in 8 OZ. foam cups and labeled in small cooler) was sour so the kids could not have cereal, or hot items. I do not like to post negative reviews as I understand that my experience may not be exactly what everyone experiences, but I really wish that I had seen a review like this before making my reservations. On our way out the door, laying on the window air conditioner was a marijuana roach clip that seemed to symbolize my entire feeling about our stay. Ironically, while I did not sleep well, my wife and the kids all said they had the best night sleep of our entire trip - the bed was comfortable. And the housekeeping as far as in room cleanliness was good. Public areas were not though.
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