We were stuck with last-minute tickets to a Gator game and needed a place to stay. We should have driven to Ocala.
As a former hotel industry employee and now a frequent worldwide business traveler, I can say with supreme confidence that THIS IS THE WORST HOTEL I HAVE EVER STAYED IN, including my cheap college days.
We had 2 rooms. My friend in the other was a doctor. He said he wished that he had that forensic instrument that identifies blood/urine and other bodily fluids so that he could identify what he took pictures of to show us. His chairs had dried fluids on them, the room had live bugs.
Our room had dirty towels delivered (fresh), live bugs and other filth. The bathroom was so dirty my wife refused to shower. If we had seen these rooms in the daylight we would not have stayed.
In fairness, the air conditioner did work and the employees were friendly. The rooms were quiet since we were about the only people there and this was on a football weekend.
Please don't be fooled by the other reviews, the first was obviously written by someone from outside the United States who may not be aware of the standards for acceptable rooms in the US. The other reviewer was desperate.
I have never written a review like this in my life and I have no personal ax to grind with this hotel. We stayed there 3 weeks ago and have been trying to contact the "America's Best Value Inn" franchise. We told them of our experience and have received no reply except to say that they were out of the office and would get back to us.
Because of this hotel specifically and the lack of a response, it might not be a leap to say you should avoid all 'America's Best Value Inns".
Sleep in your car before you go anywhere this hotel, or drive to Ocala or Lake City.
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