I stayed for one night while in the area. When I arrived without a reservation in place at about 4 pm, I observed the property to be extremely nice looking, clean, in good repair, and with no shady people or vehicles lurking about. The evening-shift front desk clerk was polite, helpful, and extremely nice. My cost was $70.77 per night with the government employee discount. There was a computer in the clean lobby with internet access - I don't know anything about WiFi at this property as I don't carry a laptop with me. As my expectations for "budget" motels (less than $100/night) aren't very high, I figured that this place would be at least adequate for an overnight stay.
There are no pets allowed at this motel, but there are ways around that if you have a small, quiet, clean dog and you request a room on the back side of the property, right??? My room was easy to find and parking was right outside my first floor door.
The room was spotlessly clean: no nasty smells (in fact, there was a pleasant almost-perfume-like smell as if a cleaning product actually smelled nice); both the air-conditioning and the heater functions worked perfectly; the beds were just as clean as my own at home (in fact, the sheets & pillowcases not only of adequate thickness - not threadbare - they felt as if they'd just been ironed with a little starch!); the large TV, microwave, small refrigerator, hair dryer, iron, ironing board, and small coffee maker all worked flawlessly; the upholstery of the chairs in the room was clean; in the double bed rooms, there was an extra pillow on the closet shelf; the towels (washcloth, hand, and bath-sized) were plentiful, fluffy, and even smelled freshly-laundered; the bathroom floor, the toilet, the shower, and the shower curtain were clean; no bugs, no dirt, no grime, and no mold or mildew anywhere. To be honest, I was really surprised at the cleanliness of this "budget" motel.
After settling in, as a coffee drinker, I decided to make a 5-cup pot of joe with the coffee maker on the bathroom sink's counter. There was 1 package of regular brew and 1 package of decaf brew with 3 or 4 little plastic packages containing 2 packs of sugars, 2 packs of creamer, 2 stir-sticks, and a napkin. After starting the pot with the package of regular brew, I grabbed the package of decaf and walked to the office. I asked the front desk lady clerk if I might trade the unopened decaf package for another regular brew package and maybe another couple of packages with sugar/creamer, etc. as I'm a 'round-the-clock coffee drinker and use only sugar in my cup. She disappeared for a minute and returned with 4-5 packages of regular brew and a small styrofoam bowl filled with individual sugar packets and said, "How's this for ya?" Wow!
Into the evening hours and overnight, there were no noises at all from any other guests. I would recommend staying on the back side of the building as the front side is on the major 5-lane street in Radcliff. Later in the evening, I went to the lobby to check my email on the computer. There was another guest on it and I milled around for a couple of minutes, but he apparently was gonna be awhile. I smiled & waved to the front desk lady clerk and returned to my room. About 15-20 minutes later, the phone in my room rang. The front desk lady clerk advised me that the other guest had left the lobby and the computer was open for use. Wow! The neighborhood/area around the motel is very nice and I wasn't uncomfortable at all taking my small, quiet, clean dog for a little walk at about 10 pm.
The beds were firm (as I like 'em) and I slept like a baby. The next morning, while filling up my cooler for the road trip, I discovered that the nearby ice machine worked flawlessly. The continental breakfast in the breakfast room next to the lobby was more than adequate: cereal, fruit, breads, coffee, no juice, milk, or yogurt, but this wasn't the Holiday Inn Express either. Check-out by the day shift front desk clerk was quick, professional, and friendly.
I'm not a world traveler; I stay overnight out-of-town in motels a few times a year. I like motels where you can park right outside your door. I like first floor rooms - easy in, easy out with a minimum of interaction with other humans. This place met my requirements when I pulled in the driveway. I was not prepared for the outstanding level of customer service provided by the front desk staff and the absolute cleanliness of the room. For less than a hundred bucks a night, this EconoLodge is a gem. I would stay there again and I would certainly recommend this location to anyone in the area.
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