My wife and I chose this "motor hotel" partly because of it's proximity to the business event I was attending, and partly because of it's apparent charms evident on their website. (also because I did NOT want to spend three nights in the "Tower of Terror" in the heart of Ashland...)
The room we stayed in was comfy, smallish, but cozy. All of which is important in a place where rain and damp is fairly constant (especially in March!). The bathroom was updated and modern - quite clean and very cool efforts with the amenities. The bedroom area was small in this particular cabin, but I didn't get to spend much time there, so it was more than roomy enough for my wife.
The kitchenette was a trip! 1940's era cooking range with a built-in refrigerator. Never did see one of these before. And a handy microwave tucked away in a cupboard, just in case. This room was the one charming reminder of a by-gone era of motor hotels. I loved it, but it may not be for everyone.
Outside the grounds were clean, lit up with all types of cool string lights, lights in the trees, lights in the ground, etc. Made the nights feel a bit magical, if you know what I mean. Beautiful pool which we did not get to use. and alluring little grassy areas with chairs tucked away here and there amongst the cabins. Quite appealing.
I would recommend this location quite readily for someone not looking for upscale, sterile, hotel-style accommodations. Linda was a star - even when I lost my room key. Oh! And the comfy chair you had to sit in at the front desk was a nice touch - very welcoming and disarming.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Step outside of the ordinary. Guests enjoy award-winning gardens, mature trees, and lawn seating areas that are as welcoming as they are comfortable. Cottage-style guest rooms and sumptuous fireplace suites available. In summer and fall, you'll enjoy an inviting new pool concept complete with private cabanas, and soothing water features. Guests enjoy flat-screen TVs and both complimentary wireless internet and parking. Conveniently located across from the university. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Palm Hotel Ashland
- Palm Hotel Ashland