I walked in, late on a very rainy night after driving for hours. I am a single mom on a single mom budget and hadn't planned for an extra room night, as we were only 5 hours from home. But, it was a torrential downpour and I was exhausted. I walked in and asked what the best rate was. No smile, no "How are you?", no greeting whatsoever except a sour face and a blase response of "$84 for a smoking (we are non-smokers) room with two double beds, unless you book online or have a coupon, it is the only room we have left.".
Seriously? It is raining, I am traveling, and clearly exhausted and have my daughter with me. You are going to send me back out into the rain to look for free wi-fi and/or a coupon?
I went back out to the car and sat, trying to figure out what to do when a car pulled up and sat there next to me. I watched apathetic man who was working that night, walk out and get into the car and drive away. OOOOOHHHHHH, now I was mad. I walked in right before shift change...he didn't want to deal with me. Seriously??? Then I remembered my daughter had picked up one of those hotel mags on the way into Georgia. I found a coupon for $61.99!!! Went inside and asked the girl if she was empowered to made decisions. She didn't understand the question, so I asked if the employees had leeway with rates? Her answers made no sense, so I handed her the coupon, told her about my experience and she upgraded us to a King Suite. It was very nice, comfortable and very clean. By the way, she stated they had about 10 rooms vacant.
So, even though management needs to do a better job at hiring and/or training...the hotel itself was very nice. I would stay there again, but would make sure to bring my coupon. :-)
The breakfast was okay and has terrible flow...needs to be reorganized. Coffee should be separate from utensils, condiments, etc. Too many people trying to get into a small space.
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- The BEST WESTERN Inn & Suites is the perfect place to rest while on the road to Florida, with easy access to I-75, clean and comfortable rooms and a friendly staff ready to assist you with everything you need. The annual Cherry Blossom Festival or visiting Robins Air Force Base and Air Museum, Perry Agricenter or Fort Valley State College are just a few of the things you can do while staying in GA. Grab a bite to eat at the restaurants close by, head to the nearby Peach Outlet Shops or Galleria Mall to shop, get your adrenaline pumping with races at Reynolds Raceway, grab a movie at the local theatre or simply enjoy the peaceful, relaxing town of Byron - the choice is yours when you stay at the BEST WESTERN Inn & Suites. Want an unforgettable experience? The Macon Historical District has horse and buggy tours of local southern plantation homes and more. Guests of this Byron, Georgia hotel can choose from a variety of accommodations - like king suites, family suites and whirlpool suites - all complete with a microwave, refrigerator and high-speed Internet access. Wake up each morning at the BEST WESTERN Inn & Suites to a complimentary continental breakfast and newspaper, take a swim in our indoor swimming pool or relax at the heated spa - there are plenty of things to do and amenities to choose from at this hotel in Byron, Georgia. Pets are also welcome at the BEST WESTERN Inn & Suites for just a small fee. ... more less
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