I stayed at the Rodeway Inn in Lee, Massachusetts, in June 2005, with my husband and two kids. We planned to see a dance show at Jacob's Pillow, and we also wanted to get away from the sweltering summer heat in Brooklyn (where we live), BUT we did not have much money to spend. So we booked a room at Rodeway, which was only $80 per night with my AAA discount. We had no idea what to expect, because I had never stayed in a Rodeway before....
I was pleasantly surprised. The pool there is very clean and nice (my kids' favorite part of the whole trip, of course). The room was small, but perfectly clean and adequate. It had a refrigerator and microwave, which saved us money on meals. The nice family who runs the motel also provides some breakfast stuff (coffee, juice, cereal donuts and muffins) in the little office, which you can take back to your room or eat outside.
Lee is also a good central location, from which to explore the Berkshires. We were only 20 minutes away from Jacob's Pillow, Beartown State Forest, restaurants in Great Barrington, Stockbridge and Pittsfield, etc. (Next time we will explore more northern places, including Williamstown.)
All in all, I would definitely recommend the Rodeway for a pleasant, low-budget, family-friendly place.
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking