This is literally the worst hotel in which I have ever stayed. EVER.
If you read nothing else about this review, read this: bad/no service, dirty, drug use in hotel!
We traveled to Dayton as a family last weekend for my sister's graduation from UD. This place was about 3 minutes away from the ceremony, so the location really was perfect. It's in a somewhat shady, sort of run-down part of town, but it didn't look like a dangerous area or anything. Just down on its luck. There was a Super 8 motel across the street, geese and about five cars in the parking lot and the grass looked like it hadn't been mowed in a few weeks. There was a fitted piece of fabric over the giant hotel sign in the parking lot that said Moraine Inn Suites & Conference Center, so I guess Days Inn just recently sold the place. Right below that was an advertisement for their free continental breakfast. I'll get to that later. There were still Days Inn signs inside the rooms and all over the hotel. Weird.
The lobby smelled like chlorine, despite the sign at the reception desk that the pool was closed. The girl at check-in seemed nice but she was utterly confused and had no idea what she was doing or even how to find our reservation. I have no idea how she got a job in customer service. I guess that's not even her fault, really - just really poor management.
The walk down the hall to the elevators was gross. The carpet was frayed and peeling away from the walls. The paint on the walls was chipping. There were what I assumed to be electrical panels in the walls about every 10 feet. It's a terrible look. I don't think anyone has run a vaccuum anywhere in the hotel (especially the elevators) in about 10 years.
My parents' room was a designated "smoking" room (I didn't even know that was legal!) so they had to change rooms immediately after checking in because it STUNK. They attempted to call the front desk from their room but the only phone in the room did not work so they had to head back to the lobby. That took a while too because the same girl kept telling them they didn't have any other rooms available.
We were gone most of the night but came back to the hotel to find that the bathroom in the room I was sharing with my brother absolutely reeked of marijuana and the fire detector would not stop beeping, as though the batteries needed to be replaced. There were no sheets or pillows for the pull-out couch where my brother would be sleeping. I attempted to call the front desk, but the phone in this room didn't work either. What the heck? So my mom went back up to her room and called the front desk for us, then we got a call telling us to come down to the desk and bring our key cards with us because we were changing rooms. Like it was an order. Rude. Mind you, we got this call on the same phone that had no dial tone and wouldn't dial out 20 minutes before.
I handed him my key card (which also happened to be a Domino's pizza coupon... keep it classy, Moraine) and we changed rooms because apparently it would be entirely too much effort to just send someone up to the room with some batteries, sheets and a pillow. The faucet in the bath was leaking and created a nasty stain on the tub. That didn't even matter to me because there was no way I was going to take a shower in this place. The window in the room looked out onto the closed indoor swimming pool. Half of the deck of the pool was carpet.
In the morning when we stepped out of the elevator, the downstairs hallway smelled like marijuana again, even stronger than it had the night before in our bathroom. The smell was strongest from the direction of a supply closet across from the elevator door. Draw your own conclusions.
We tried to grab breakfast before leaving for the ceremony. Their super duper free continental breakfast was sitting in an area of the hotel that might have once been a bar, complete with two pool tables and some low pub tables and chairs. The bar itself was just a bunch of empty shelves and two disconnected beer taps, sitting there completely unused. They didn't even bother to turn on any lights in the room. The "breakfast" itself consisted of a couple donuts, a few hard old bagels and some empty pitchers of what might have juice or milk sitting in tubs of ice (please see the pictures I've posted here). There were also three drink dispensers in the lobby - one for hot water, one for regular coffee and one for decaf. They were completely out of coffee and no one had any plans to replenish the supply. It was only 8:00 in the morning!
I understand now why the Courtyard Marriott was booked a year in advance. This place was dirty and gross. Please don't waste your money.
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