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“DISGUSTING”
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University Inn
Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Auburn
Reviewed October 19, 2010

The only thing good about this place is the location. It is located on College St. right in the middle of the "strip". HOWEVER, the room was absolutely disgusting. Aside from the carpets obviously not being vacuumed in who knows how long, the bedding smelled musty and old as if they had not been cleaned either. The bothroom floor was just as revolting. The shower/bath tub has former tenants body hair all over the walls and tub. I was literally scared to step in the tub without flip-flops on. The faucet handle came off in my hand. The matress were no more than springs. Unfortunately, I was in town for a football game so there was absolutely NO vacant rooms anywhere in the city. To sum it up, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL (if you can even call it that) TO ANYONE EVER!

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 18, 2010

The location is the WONDERFUL part of this hotel. We parked the car and walked everywhere including the stadium! GREAT! Its right downtown and steps away from Toomers corner! Other than that it has hot water and it was basically clean enough. If you plan to stay in Auburn for a weekend and don't plan on being in the room that much..this hotel will be great.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 29, 2010

Checked in to discover the rooms were worse than the exterior - old, not renovated, poor condition and extremely unclean. The owners should be ashamed to put guests in their rooms. The bathroom was 50-60 years old, hairs and bugs in the dirty tub, worse than a port-o-potty, the light fixture over the sink (outside of the bathroom) was broken - no light. sink dirty. Bedding was dirty. We complained to the mgt/owner on duty and he finally sent housekeeping. I had to clean bathroom myself and they only gave us a mildew cleaner - we needed BLEACH. By this time it was after midnight & all other hotels were booked so we were doomed. Had to get sandals to take shower - we were petrified of bed bugs, carpet was gross - room and furnishings were horrible. They showed us 2 more rooms, each was dirty and just as terrible. Didn't sleep well - we were too grossed out. Owner would NOT give us a discount. I plan on calling the better business bureau. The University Inn should be closed down and should not be recommended by Auburn Tourism Bureau. Please note that we have never had such an unfortunate experience in our lives & we have traveled extensively all over the world - this is our 1st negative review and can only compare the University Inn to a slum room or a 3rd world hotel. Beware!!!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with family
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3  Thank Catgirl6
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Reviewed July 31, 2009

I stay at the University Inn with my fiancé in March while he was looking at their PhD programs. I found the location very central; it’s at the heart of downtown Auburn and you can walk everywhere you need to – even the University! The rooms were reasonably priced for the location and the staff was very friendly. It was our first trip to Auburn and they gave us helpful tips on where to dine. If you’re looking for a comfortable place to stay for a short visit then University Inn will certainly fit the bill.

Stayed: March 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 9, 2007

It's not fair to call this place a dump, a dump would be better!
Shrek would feel right at home here.

  • Stayed: November 2007, traveled on business
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2  Thank Dongab
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Reviewed August 15, 2003

This place is absolutely horrible! My fiance and I stayed here when I went to interview for Auburn University. We didn't know where else to stay. Its bad enough that the place looks pretty disgusting from the outside; but, the rooms are worse. The room had broken lamps without light bulbs, the bathroom was extremely dirty (worse than a gas station). There were used pieces of soap in the shower! Everything was so gross! We went back to the office to get our money back so that we could go somewhere else....but the people (who barely spoke English) only gave us half of our money. Don't stay here!!! We were so disgusted that we took pictures of the room and sent them to the Super 8 headquarters along with a letter of complaint.

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Address: 129 N College St, Auburn, AL 36830-4705 (Formerly Super 8)
Location: United States > Alabama > Auburn
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Ranked #16 of 16 Hotels in Auburn
Price Range: $88 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — University Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 42
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