I was in need of an inexpensive place to stay for one night during a trip to conduct some family business. I also needed to bring a large well-behaved dog. Many hotels charge between $25 and $50 for a pet which I find excessive.
The Blue Top offered a pet fee of only $5 for my buddy and a room rate of $45. I was a bit skeptical about what I might find, but was very pleasantly surprised. The staff was extra helpful and friendly, giving me directions, a map and a recommendation for dinner. The room was dated and simple, but clean and fresh. The Wi-Fi was free and the TV had a wide range of channels. My only complaint would be the lack of good lighting. There are no extra pillows or blankets in the room but based on my experience they would have been provided if requested. Bring your own shampoo, lotion and hair dryer as soap is the only amenity provided.
The room was quiet, too. There was some construction going on at the business next door when I arrived but it was completed when I returned in the evening just as the front desk clerk promised. A bit of conversation on the sidewalk outside the room was all I heard.
There is a gas station and convenience store as well as a restaurant and bar in the parking lot so anything you need is right there.
Overall a very pleasant stay and I would stay there again. If you don’t need the pool, free breakfast and other amenities other hotels charge twice the price for, stay here.
I only rate the sleep quality and cleanliness a '4' becuase it is adequate, not stellar.