I decided to book this hotel after reading the comments for a trip south - it's just to sleep so I don't need anything fancy and the combination of price and such great reviews we thought we'd give it a try.
First of all, the lady at the front desk was kind - so those reviews were certainly not wrong.
The rest of the stay really didn't meet even the low expectations that we had set - we needed a clean room to sleep in and it was a bonus that there was a pool for the kids to play in after a day in the car. From the minute we drove up to the very run down exterior we knew it was not going to be what we had read in these reviews... The pool was closed on a 90 degree day so 4 disappointed kids with lots of energy to burn had to be entertained. Secondly, the rooms were not clean - draperies were torn, the carpet was so old I was afraid to walk on it without shoes. There were flies on the ceiling and the draperies were see - through after the sun went down and lights went on outside. On the upside the linens were very clean and the shower pressure was good, but that did not make up for the rest of the room. We ended up going to dinner and walking around Walmart for longer than we really wanted to just to not have to lounge in the rooms and even though we had a shorter drive the 2nd day, but we were up and on the road at 5am just to get out of there.
The rooms were all full which suprised me at the end of the day, but it was a funny sight to see all those trying to use the "free internet" sitting in the opened doors of their rooms at 10pm trying to get signal.
Overall, very disappointing - I should have stayed at the motel 6 for $25 more......
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