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“Liked this MUCH better than where I stopped in Staunton last year :)” 4 of 5 stars
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Days Inn Staunton / Mint Springs
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   372 White Hill Road, I-81 & I-64 Exit 217, Staunton, VA 24401   |  
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Dothan, Alabama
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“Liked this MUCH better than where I stopped in Staunton last year :)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Stayed here recently with my mom, as an overnight stop on the way from Rhode Island to further south in Virginia. Last year, I had stayed at the Red Roof Inn in Staunton; you can look up my review on here if you're interested to compare, but I remember I had a few issues with that place.

The Days Inn in Staunton was a welcoming stop this year. The premises are very well taken care of and it is quiet, even though it is right off I-81.

There's really not anything else at this exit nearby (as far as I could tell) except for gas stations...good price at the ones at the opposite end of the I-81 overpass. For dinner, we went to the Cracker Barrel nearby. Can't remember the exit number. I was a little dismayed at first that I'd have to get back on the highway to go to a restaurant; but it really wasn't a big deal at all. It's really closeby. Five minute drive, maybe?

Enjoyed the stay here; it was quiet, room was comfortable and updated. Clean. Had microwave, fridge, tv. Internet signal was a little iffy, I have to say. I guess everyone else was on it when I wanted to be, so the signal wasn't really reliable; had to try a few times.

Liked the decor and patterns of the fabrics in the room. Bathroom was basic, but clean.

Breakfast area is big; it's back at the main office building. Coffee is good and the selection for breakfast is decent for a hotel chain continental breakfast.

No complaints; would recommend and would stay again if in the area.

Other hints: Check out nearby downtown Staunton; inexpensive downtown parking lots; historical sites; antique and other shopping downtown; nice place. Treat yourself to lunch or dinner at Edelweiss (not in downtown) German restaurant.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Lynchburg
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3 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

This motel has very easy access off I-81. The Room was clean and in Excellent Condition as this motel appears to be quite new. We had a Very Comfortable King Size Bed, and the room had a very Comfortable Recliner. The staff was very Courteous and helpful. The room had an excellent Shower with a shower massage. We had an excellent 3 night stay in this area, and will us this Days Inn when we return in the future. The Breakfast was excellent, with a large selection of items, in a very nice Dining Room, that is better than some Restaurants. The only thing that could be improved, is the room needed better lighting over the desk for using a computer. Great value for the Price.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Maryland
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Arrived at this place a few days ago with a reservation in place,and as we were turning into the parking lot,I was not happy. How this place has such a high rating here I will never know,because it was literally a nice,clean,modern lobby with a completely separate motel building. That building was dirty,run down,and on a par with a bad Relax Inn type of place. The parking lot and grounds looked like the waiting room at my local Social Services office,and I think this place should consider accepting welfare. Their clientele would appreciate it,I'm sure. Opened the door to the room,which had piles of dirty laundry sitting in the "breezeway" AKA crack alley and immediately smelled smoke and saw the very same dead bugs everywhere as shown in other people's photos. Walked into the bathroom,toilet seat is up and there is urine that has dried to an almost gummy state on the rim of the toilet and on the floor. I go to the front desk where the GM is working. Good - someone who can fix this,right? Wrong. He just listens to what I say and says well,I can move you. Tells me leaving the seat up is standard practice and the urine...well,that is just a figment of my imagination.He then begins to complain that I wasn't charged a weekend surcharge and get upset that I paid such a low rate. He is clearly upset about this,because either 1.he's just a money grubber,or 2.he knows that this 10.00 surcharge is the years maintenance budget and now the place will fall into disrepair. I go to the next room,which is next to a woman who looks about 65 in a halter top,cigarette hanging out of her mouth and drinking out of a brown bag. I go to turn on the a/c - they leave them OFF,so your room will be hot as hell (isn't that where you are though?),and see that there is mold growing out of the vent. As in it has been there so long it has hardened into almost rock hardness. If you cannot afford Luray Caverns consider visiting this motel,you can see these formations right in your own room. I go back to the same GM,who tells me that in fact no motel cleans their air conditioners,that simply isn't reasonable and he should know. He's worked all over the world. I believe him,someone seemed to have done a lot of staff recruiting in India. He then goes on to tell me all about how condensation mixes with dust and makes "imitation mold". I tell him I just want a clean room. No pee,no bugs,no mold. He says well,all our rooms are the same,so I'll give you a refund.When a GM accepts his facility in this condition,it's time to give up. You will absolutely regret choosing this hotel. I researched extensively,and really felt good about this place and was so wrong. Mint Springs does not smell minty,by the way. Maybe Smoky Springs. Meth Springs. Something like that. Anyway,he then hands me forms to sign showing I am renting a room with no mention of a refund or that we were leaving. So I have him sign this and write on it that there is no charge,it seemed shady. I'm watching my credit card statement carefully and have already notified them to dispute anything this place tries to pull. NOTE: WE DROVE ABOUT 5 MINUTES AWAY TO A *MUCH* NICER AREA - STAUNTON - AND STAYED AT BEST WESTERN. Clean,comfortable,great breakfast,and they even gave me a coupon to put my rate within 20.00 of this craphole's. When I looked up this hotel to plan this trip it was the number 7 motel in Mint Springs. I can understand this only if Mint Springs has 6 motels and this was a consolation prize.

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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McHenry, Illinois
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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Don't judge a book by its cover on this one. It is an older facility, but it is very well maintained. We stayed here only for one night as a stopping point for a lengthy road trip. It is right off of the highway and easy to get to. The pool was great for the kids, and we loved their free breakfast. Much better than other continental breakfasts! The staff was very friendly, the room was clean, and the beds were pretty comfortable. For the price, you can't beat it. However, if you are looking for something fancy, this is not it.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Yuck. The room was musty, the AC smelled like wet dogs, mold and cigarettes, and there was half a dead roach on the bathroom floor. Tried to stick it out, but when we switched on the old TV, the picture was fuzzy. Had to leave. Couldn't even pull back covers for fear of finding a dead truckstop hooker under the bed.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Center Valley, PA
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25 hotel reviews
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Our standard stopping point in the Staunton area has been the Microtel off US 250. But the Microtel closed for renovations in mid-March and subsequently rebranded as a Quality Inn at $20 more per night. So we began looking for an alternative mid-point hotel on our drives to Charlotte.
I have now stayed here twice, separated by 3 months. In March of 2014 my wife and I stayed here while heading north in a freak snow storm. While we had reservations and were guaranteed a room, many other folks were also in the lobby seeking a place to stay, since the highway was almost impassible. The desk staff handled everything in a professional way, making each person feel like there were no others there. All got rooms and the desk staff's professionalism made what could have been pressured chaos a friendly camaraderie.
My stay here in late June was just me and the weather was less extreme. The rooms are simple, but very clean. The mattresses are firm. The air conditioning/heater works well. The mini-fridge was sufficient.. The rooms are equipped with shampoo, conditioner and soap, but no lotion. There is good parking near the room. The breakfast buffet is varied, but fairly typical fare.
So why would we recommend a hotel to which we only assigned three stars? Well, first of all, a room here costs only $60. Second, the room is more than adequate for a night stay. Third, the folks here are friendly and make your stay a real pleasure. I really wanted to give this four stars, but it just isn't quite there. But this place is an *excellent* value. We'll be staying here again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Needed a place to stay the night & rest up for a long day of driving. Found a coupon in the hotel coupons.com booklet for the Days Inn Staunton. It is an older property, but is obviously well taken care of and clean. Staff is friendly. Would definitely stay here again!

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Address: 372 White Hill Road, I-81 & I-64 Exit 217, Staunton, VA 24401
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Location: United States > Virginia > Staunton
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Staunton
#6 Family Hotel in Staunton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Staunton / Mint Springs 2*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Easy Access to I-81 and I-64 with Ample Truck Parking Whether visiting for business or pleasure, Days Inn Staunton / Mint Springs hotel, off Interstates 64 and 81 and near the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, offers great rates and attentive service. Receive a warm welcome from our staff, then awake to a free USA Today and free Daybreak continental breakfast, complete with hot items. ... more   less 
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