My sister and I were on a road trip recently and only stayed here for the night, but overall that one night was pleasant.
I booked on the Super 8 website in advance and was able to save around $10 on a non-smoking room with a king bed (I recomment doing this).
The room was spacious with a window that opened, which was nice to allow some fresh air in after being stuck in a car driving all day. However, the room was uncomfortably warm when we walked in so we decided to turn on the AC unit to help cool it down quicker. The knobs on the AC were so loose and finicky that it made it difficult to adjust the settings just right to kick it on. This made for a slightly frustrating moment, but it passed once I figured out "the magic touch". The lights in the room are also the new kind that take several minutes to "warm up" to full brightness (lame).
The bed was a little firmer than I like, but comfortable enough to get a good nights sleep.
They offer complimentary breakfast which includes hot items as well as the standard free muffin/cereal fare. I had the biscuits and gravy and scrambled eggs, which were obviously not "homemade" but still tasty and filling. My sister chose to make her own waffles at their waffle station, with a waffle iron the shape of Texas. That made our breakfast all the more fun lol.
The worst part of our stay was the breakfast beverages. They offer milk, coffee, hot tea (bags to make your tea) and juice. The milk is 2% and was cold and good, however, the other offerings were atrocious. According to another guest the decaf coffee was cold. I went for the regular anyway 'cause I needed the caffeine. It was so bitter I thought I would have to give myself diabetes just with the amount of sugar I would have had to add to even cut halfway through the bitterness (undrinkable). The juices were supposed to be OJ and apple, but it was pure water coming out of those. I ended up drinking milk. I would have brought the beverage issues up to the desk clerk, but she was nowhere to be found when we were getting our breakfast (she also didn't come off as very friendly when checking in/out).
Overall, we would stay at THIS Super 8 again if we were passing through Amarillo. If you book on the website make sure you choose "Amarillo Central". There is one other Super 8 in town (we passed on our way to this one), but that one looks rundown, dirty and old.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- At Super 8 Amarillo, our team of helpful, knowledgeable and friendly employees would like to welcome you to the Texas Panhandle and invite you to enjoy our hometown of Amarillo! We offer easy access to Interstate 40 and Highway 287 as well as convenient access to downtown. We are conveniently located near Wal-Mart and United Amigo's grocery store, several convenient stores, lots of restaurants, and several of our local attractions.We gladly welcome all of your family to stay with us, and for a minimal fee, we welcome you to include your pets in your adventures, as we have several pet friendly rooms and a large grassy area that makes them feel at home where you and your pet can enjoy a relaxing walk together. During your stay with us, you can indulge each morning with a free SuperStart Continental breakfast, including scrambled eggs, hot fresh biscuits and sausage gravy, a huge Texas shaped waffle, or delicious cinnamon rolls. While you are our guest, we will provide unlimited use of free Wi-Fi Internet access from the comfort of your room. For your convenience we offer free large-vehicle parking as well as a guest laundry facility. Each one of our cozy hotel rooms features a microwave and a refrigerator, as well as a flat screen cable TV including HBO! Don't forget, at Super 8, kids 17 and under stay free with an adult. So whether you are here on business or pleasure, we are the perfect place to kick off your shoes and relax. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Super 8 Amarillo/Central Hotel Amarillo
- Super Eight Amarillo
- Amarillo Super Eight
- Amarillo Super 8