We booked a jacuzzi suite here after a long, hard, day, because I love the breakfast at the Country Inn chains, and the jacuzzi so that we could relax our tired muscles. First I went to put my soda in the fridge, and it was turned off. The overflow freezer tray was full of water and a soaked towel was in the bottom of the fridge. A look at the jacuzzi finds a small bug crawling around the drain. Turning the air conditioner on lasted a whole 5 minutes before it would shut off permanently for the night. A routine bedbug check finds "pubes" in the bed and we hadn't been in the bed yet obviously. No bedbugs however. Then the most disappointing thing of all. Breakfast. OMG, Country Inn advertises a hot breakfast, and this was scraping the bottom of the barrel WORST hot breakfast EVER in any hotel, and I am including very cheap motels here. AWFUL!!! This Country inn in Ames, Iowa strives to be the cheapest hotel possible. The hot breakfast??? An egg omelet which was almost all egg, and a few scraps of green peppers, wrapped in a tortilla shell. LMAO, I honestly was angry with this. I was tricked, duped, and taken by what I had always thought was a good, decent hotel chain. I don't know about you readers, but let me tell you, no one has ever offered me a tortilla omelet for breakfast. Probably because that is an idiotic choice for a breakfast item. There was no bacon, no sausage, no meat of any kind. Fruit? No. There was this omelet thing, waffles, or cereal. Oh, there were some bagels, english muffins, and toast also. We also were not offered any "complimentary" cookies. Thanks cheapskates. Also I emailed Country Inn Corp this review and told them I would give them a chance to respond before posting to tripadvisor. Their acknowledgement email said they woud respond within 48 hours, and guess what? No response. This might be my last stay at a Country Inn.
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