After seeing a wonderful show in Atlantic City with my wife and our family, we went to our hotel which we booked through Hotels.com. It was about 1am Saturday night/Sunday morning. The hotel looked fairly nice from the outside. We had to wake the desk clerk to check in. The lobby was dreary, and it took no less than 5-7 attempts to activate that many different room keys until he found one that worked. He then inserted it into a crumbly sleeve and handed it to me. I had an uneasy feeling at this point, but given the hour, we went to room 104. In retrospect, I wish I had taken a picture of the key card inside of the dilapidated sleeve.
When we entered the room, it reeked badly of cigarette smoke, almost as if someone had just had a smoke prior to our arrival. The room was dingy, the walls, carpeting, mirrors, and mattresses all had stains. The linens were yellowed, which totally grossed out my wife, who refused to stay there.
After contacting Hotels.com and finding no other vacancies in the area, we opted to drive 1.5 hours home in the middle of the night rather than stay in this facility. I strongly suggest others to consider other alternatives to this hotel before booking, unless they are looking for a cheap flop for the night. You do get what you pay for; my mistake.
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