I've stayed in other Microtel franchise locations before - and this was by far the worst one to date. The interior of the room was in desperate need of remodel, with its peeling and stained wallpaper, outdated bedspreads, cobwebs, and beat up chair (the chair literally gave me a sliver!). Ironically, the bathroom was in very nice shape and much cleaner than the rest of the room - I can't figure that one out.?.? The toilet, though, liked to flush down everything BUT toilet paper. I made mention of it to the housekeeper and she said she would tell maintenance - they never showed up...
The continental breakfast is a pre-packaged lover's dream. Muffins in plastic bags, pre-packed bagels, tiny pre-filled cereal bowls, etc. Granted they were Otis Spunkmeyer brand bakery, and probably tasted the same as other non-bagged varieties, but it gave a cheap look to the spread.
The thing that really caught me off guard is that they required me to leave a cash deposit because I payed with cash. They even had my credit card on file from the reservation - but insisted that I leave a cash deposit equal to the entire bill for the room! I was lucky to have had it on me, because I was never told of this when I made the reservation. I have never had this happen at any Wyndham affiliated hotel in the past - so it caught me off guard.
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- Also Known As:
- Microtel Marion Hotel Marion
- Microtel Inn & Suites By Wyndham Marion/Cedar Rapids Iowa