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Red Roof Inn Indianapolis - Castleton
Ranked #99 of 179 Hotels in Indianapolis
Indiana
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“NEVER STAY HERE!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2009

We drove our friends to Indianapolis, because they were leaving to catch a plane in the early a.m. Anyways, when we arrived we got three total rooms. First, I thought it was strange that we had to pay for ice and talk to a rude man through plexi-glass to get a hotel room. However, we just dealt with it and made our way up to our rooms. One of our rooms was completly unlocked and anouther smelt like it had just been smoked minutes before we arrived. Although the room wasn't the cleanest we didn't think too much of it because the beds were made. We were with friends and just trying to make the best of our time there. About an hour later when I went to use one of the bathrooms I happened to knock over the trash can. Oh, and guess what came out...a medical surenge. Although we were pretty freaked out, we figured it was just for medicinal purposes and the maid must have forgotten to empty the trash. So, we decided to investigate the room a little more, to make sure that no other needles were just lying around. We found a substance on the floor that appeared to look like cocaine, and a few marijauna blunt roaches on the floor under the bed. Now we had finally became completly disguisted. My boyfriend called down to the front desk, where the same rude man that had checked us in seemed completly unsympathetic, and unsurprised about the occurances. He said "I'll make a note for the manager." We then went down to discuss what had happened and asked for a refund, he pointed to the sign that said "NO REFUNDS AFTER 15 MINUTES." He gave us anouther room, which was just as dirty, but at least had no left over drugs from the previous visiter. In one of the other rooms there was blood, hair, and other stains on the sheets and pillows. We asked for a fresh pair of sheets and the man responded "NO, I have to keep a linen count, the sheets were cleaned." With no refund we were not able to afford anouther hotel, and I was forced to sleep completly dressed, hooded sweatshirt up over my head, and on top of our jackets. In addition to the uncleanliness of the hotel many stange people were wandering around the hotel all night. Many appeared to be prostitutes and junkies. Others appered to be trying to break in rooms. It really felt like a scene from as bad horror movie. My friend's were suposed to get some sleep and catch an early flight, sleep was impossible for them! In the morning we had the 'pleasure" of speaking to the manager, who also refused to do anything to compensate us for our more than unpleasant stay at the Dollar Inn. (OFF EXIT #1 on I-69 in Indianapolis, Indiana.)

  • Stayed March 2009
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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indianapolis
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2008

We just happened to stay at Dollar Inn because we were about to go to our friends house, but we were kind of drowsy so we decided to stop and get some rest. We came in the front desk and the front desk was very nice and accommodating. We went into the room and we were surprised how the room looked for such a cheap price! Everything seemed to be nice! The next morning, we told the front clerk how nice the room was and she said that it was just newly renovated and repainted. It was a very good experience and I would recommend it for travelers.

  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Madison WI
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2008

We were lucky to get out alive! How this place stays in business I'll never know? We woke up in this motel (sic.), that we hope is waiting to be closed by the health department. It is a filth trap, and we were getting ready to go to the INDY 500. While I was getting ready in the bathroom, we had the room door open and we were on the second floor. A black man all bloody all over his head came right in the room and wanted to use the phone. He tried to light up a cigarette, and I said let's go outside and smoke. This is a no smoking room, (quick thinking on my part!). Anyways, someone had called the police down the way when he was there before us trying to get into another room. A police car pulled up, and he ran, and then rolled down the stairs as he also tripped going down. He then ran across the parking lot, over a six foot chain link fence, with the officer in hot pursuit. He then ran across a 6 lane interstate before being arrested across the highway at another hotel. Well, it turns out he hit a car head on infront of this motel, leaving 3 unconsious people there to be extricated! The desk clerk never came out to render aid! He hit them so hard that his steering wheel was bent from the impact with his head!

After the news helicopter, the police and fire department left...so did we! I never did like the COPS show episodes, let alone being in one!

Stayed May 2007
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2003

I work for dollar inn. We have make big improvements in these motels. We are remodeling, changing employees, and making sure the guests are satisfied. Please excuse the employees that make us look bad. We are trying to make our motels look better and safer. Thanks for reading this and hope you well give our motels a chance again. Thanks

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Additional Information about Red Roof Inn Indianapolis - Castleton

Property: Red Roof Inn Indianapolis - Castleton
Address: 8110 N Shadeland Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46250-2045 (Formerly Dollar Inn - Castleton)
Location: United States > Indiana > Indianapolis
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #99 of 179 Hotels in Indianapolis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Red Roof Inn Indianapolis - Castleton 2*
Number of rooms: 86
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The family friendly non-smoking Red Roof Inn Indiana - Castleton offers comfortable accommodations at a budget friendly price. The hotel is within 10 miles of many family friendly attractions including Conner Prairie, Banker's Life Fieldhouse, The Children's Museum, and Indianapolis Museum of Art. Other attractions within a short drive include Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Hall of Fame, Monument Circle, Indiana Reparatory Theater, Lucas Oil Stadium, and Indianapolis Zoo. All guestrooms include free WiFi, flat screen TV, hairdryer and Iron & ironing board. Select rooms include microwave, refrigerator, and in-room coffee. All rooms are non-smoking. A business center and coin laundry are available for guest use. One well behaved family pet per room is welcome. Come check out all the hospitality the Red Roof Inn Indiana - Castleton has to offer. ... more   less 
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