I picked this hotel because it was the first one I saw when I drove into town after getting lost on the back roads for a couple hours. It seemed cheap enough, about the same as a Motel 8, so I went ahead.
The lampshades, box-spring and wallpaper were all torn; there were stains on the walls and chairs; there was actually a car air freshener on one of the lampshades; and the paint was poorly applied. The sheets were pristine (if a bit rough), but the towels were a suspicious gray color.
You can hear the train clearly through the walls, but the tracks run along 4th Ave, so you can probably hear it from all of the hotels along here. It is in an excellent location, easy enough to find from any way you enter Hutchinson. I found the Cosmosphere easily from there, and it looked to also be quite near the Salt Mine Museum.
My attempts to negotiate the price were firmly rebuffed. Overall, it was clean where I needed it to be, and well located, but the maintenance was poor and the service and price were not great.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hutchinson Inn is a 30 room hotel offering the ideal combination of convenience, accommodations and price. In very short time we have achieved 4 out of 5 stars from our customers. We are located on the east edge of downtown Hutchinson, Kansas just a few blocks from the Kansas Cosmosphere and Space Center, Kansas State Fairgrounds, Hutchinson Community College and Hutchinson Sports Arena, home of the National Junior College Athletic Association Mens Basketball Tournament. We are also convenient to Hutchinson's other area attractions such as the Kansas Underground Salt Museum, Fun Valley Softball Complex, Carey Park and Aquatic Center, Dillon Nature Center and the Yoder Amish Community. Our guests are impressed by the warm atmosphere at the motel and the friendly service of our staff. Each guest room is tastefully decorated and furnished with a refrigerator, work desk and a tub/shower combination in the bathroom. Local phone calls are free and the TVs have over 50 premium cable channels plus HBO and Showtime. Data ports for internet connections, microwave, fax service, non-smoking rooms and guest laundry facilities are also available plus there is ample free parking. ... more less
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