I accidentally reserved this hotel thinking I was in a different Choice hotel--the Comfort Suites, just 1/2 mile from this one.
My rate was an inflated $125 per night since it was a Purdue football weekend. Be aware that the cancellation policy will not allow you to cancel a stay within a week or two--check the site & read the fine print, or you will be stuck paying for a portion of your stay. Regular rates at this hotel are around $76 per night.
I arrived on a Thursday evening around 11pm. As I walked up to the main entrance, there was a man in a heavy coat & hat smoking a cigarette right next to the sign which read "No smoking within 20 feet of this sign." Ok...
I checked in very smoothly--no problems at all. Reception staff were very pleasant.
When I went to my room on the 4th floor, it was freezing in the room (it was around 35 degrees outside). I went to the heater, which has hanging partially off the wall, and I turned it to "heat"....NOTHING happened. I turned it off and then on again...NOTHING happened. Finally I called the reception desk and reported the problem. They sent me a maintenance man within a few minutes. I opened the door, and there was the same man in a heavy coat and hat who had been smoking by the entrance! He was pleasant enough, but a little intimidating as a female traveling alone to open the door to this person.
He must have been taller than I am, and he triggered the room sensor that then kicked on the heater. The heater sounded like a freight train---LOUD--LOUD--LOUD. It would turn off and on all night with repeated roars and sounds. I did not sleep more than an hour or two.
In the bathroom, there was mold on the ceiling, a hole by the faucet in the tub and a grungy drain in the tub. The towels: some were dirty, some were clean. When I turned on the water in the sink, it took a full 4 minutes to get hot water.
I would not stay here again if I could avoid it. It is BADLY in need of repair, upgrading, refurbishing and any other upgrades possible.
I decided to cut my stay short and I left the next morning (Friday, 11/8), since I was able to get a room at the Comfort Suites, just down the road. Now THAT is a Choice hotel. I had a wonderful, comfortable, quiet stay there with no problems for $121 per night (AAA discount).
I will not stay at the Quality Inn and Suites again unless they have a massive overhaul.
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