We had stayed in the Day's Inn Benton several times and wanted to try this hotel. Made an online reservation for the King suite with Jacuzzi tub. It is somewhat trying to determine the best way to get to the location. Their directions for northbound travelers suggest getting off at exit 117 and going down to a u-turn to get back on the southbound access road. Our GPS unit had us get off at 117, turn left over I-30 and snake down a small street through a parking lot. Surprisingly, the GPS was correct but I would not recommend trying that approach at night unless you are familiar with the area. Our greeting upon arrival was friendly and checkin was very fast. Our room, a King suite was on the second floor accessed by outside stairs. The card keys worked the first time (this has been a problem at other hotels) and we entered to find the A/C unit off and a stuffy warm room. Once I turned the unit on, the room cooled down quickly. The suite was large and clean to the eye on initial scan. The bed is in a separate area and has a small closet. A a sink, refrigerator and a microwave are located on a counter, accessible from either the bedroom or the sitting area. The bathroom was as described with a Jacuzzi tub that has seen some use. The sealant on the cultured marble walls and sides looked to have been applied by a blind armadillo. Neither of us wanted to sit in the tub for bubbles but the shower worked just fine and was enjoyable. More attention to cleaning the floor in the bath is needed. There was enough hair, from various body locations, to weave a small cloth if one so desired. This was the main detraction from an otherwise nice room. A flat screen TV in the sitting area worked fine and there was another TV in the bedroom. After we unloaded the car, we made a drink and walked to the pool. The pool had many leaves floating and on the bottom but we were not interested in swimming anyway. I did see a staff member cleaning the pool as we left the next morning. It was a pleasant pool area with enough loungers, chairs and tables to accommodate many guests. The only drawback with our time at the pool was the group of what appeared to be construction workers yelling to each other from room to room while watching a sports event on TV. They were not acting violent or hostile but the beer drinking and profanity
might offend some families with children. There is a restaurant adjacent to the hotel but it is only open for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, we drove behind the adjacent Home Depot to the Dixie Cafe on the recommendation of the front desk staff. That turned out to be a good suggestion. The food is inexpensive and plentiful and the service very friendly. Thanks to Nickki, our server, for a pleasant dining experience. By the time we were ready for bed, our room was quite cool and comfortable. There was some road noise apparent from I-30 but not as bad as some interstate hotels we have stayed in. Breakfast the next morning was the normal BW fair, eggs, sausage, biscuits, cereals and juices. It's not Bob Robert's, but it isn't bad for an included breakfast. Overall, we decided the room was nice and large with the bathroom floor hair the only real issue.Everything else in the room was clean, the bed was very good and the linens were clean and crisp. Day's Inn or this BW, take your pick. Both are adequate and priced competitively with location being on different sides of the highway
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