First off, let me say that normally I take most reviews with a "grain of salt" so to speak. I should have listened to the negative reviews on this site & stayed somewhere else. Let me also say that I have stayed at 5 star hotels and also Motel 6. This resort makes Motel 6 look like a 5 star hotel!
My wife & I were in town for a charity event so I booked a room for 2 nights via the hotel website & checked in on 4/11/08. Upon entering the stuffy lobby, the absence of air conditioning is very apparent & was replaced by the sound of an electric fan. I started to wonder what type of establishment we were in when I was given directions to our room and told to turn right at the mini mart.
Upon opening the door to the room we were immediately met with a strong musty smell. The feeling you get upon entering the room is that this is a place where you need to think twice about removing you shoes and walking around in your socks or bare feet. The carpet was wrinkled and old. The TV remote was sitting in a pile of crude on one of the night stands. The paint on the celing had seen its better days and was mostly peeling. The wallpaper had holes in it & was also peeling. The bathroom had hair on the ceiling above the shower. The bathroom vanity had also seen it's better days & was in sad shape. The bathroom light fixture was rusty & had 4 light bulbs - 2 of which worked. the bathroom was so small that if one person is using the toilet, no one else can enter the room. When I placed the phone book on the writing/
sitting desk, the phone book stuck to the top of the desk.
We were forced to stay at this "resort" for one night as all of the other local hotels were sold out. First thing the next morning we checked out & found another hotel to stay at for the remainder of our trip. No one asked why we were checking out early & no one seemed to care. Had the room rate been $50.00 per night then this would have been a situation of "you get what you pay for". When you are paying $144.00 per night, I at least expect a clean room in decent shape.
You have been warned. Don't say I didn't tell you NOT to stay here!!!
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