OK so this is not an ultra 'modern' hotel, but it doesn't claim to be. Yes the rooms are a little 'outdated' but so what. The hotel/rooms were spotlessly clean, and has everything you could want (free internet, a guest laundry, free breakfast AND evening meals on weeknights, and a pool!).
The staff were all extremely professional and helpful, which is a bonus! We had a double bed suite, which had plenty of room, all the basics you could need to stay in and cook something for yourself (there is a shop behind the reception which sells some basic items, although you might struggle to find things to cook with unless you have a car to get to a supermarket). The bed was MASSIVE and AMAZINGLY comfortable!! A little weird having the sink/mirror in the bedroom rather than the bathroom, but not a problem I guess.
Oh, there is also free coffee/tea/water on tap in the reception area all day, which was a nice touch. Worth mentioning the hotel has a free shuttle bus that can drop you off/pick you up within a 3 mile radius - we used this to get to and from the Airport (just 10 mins away) which was very helpful indeed.
Perhaps worth saying its not very close to Downtown Mobile - we managed to get the on the bus once, which was an experience! But seriously, I think you really need a car to get around(this is probably true of many American cities...the lack of pavements (ok, sidewalks if you must) is quite evident! I guess it depends why you are staying at this hotel - I doubt for 'leisure' so much, but we were vising the University which was very nearby so perfect.
There is a TGI Friday's right opposite, and various restaurants on the main street a little distance away...including Cici's Pizza and a good Mexican place (the only places we could find that did anything vaguely vegetarian in the whole city!) and the portions are MASSIVE for not very much, we couldn't manage it all!
To sum up - clean, polite staff, very comfy bed, free internet, decent free breakfast and evening food, close to Airport, free shuttle...what more could you want?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Make yourself at home in a spacious one- or two-bedroom suite featuring a separate living room with sofa bed. Cook your favorite meal in your fully equipped kitchen or use the grill near the pool for a barbeque. Start your day with our complimentary hot breakfast, served by friendly staff in our lobby. Monday through Thursday we provide a Managers reception: Dinner, Beer and Wine, also included with your stay. Complimentary Airport Shuttle from 7am - 11pm. Complimentary shuttle within 3 mile radius. ... more less
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