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Review of Home Towne Studios - Gautier

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Home Towne Studios - Gautier
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gautier
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Stay Somewhere Else If You Can Afford It”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2010

We stayed here for a while unfortunately and it is by far the worst extended stay hotel I've ever stayed in (and I've stayed in a LOT of them). The front desk "personel" did the absolute minimum and I guess this goes for the housekeeping too because it was disgusting. When they came around to clean rooms all I ever saw was them standing by their carts, yakking and smoking and giving me rude looks. The carpet was actually STICKY (like, my SOCKS stuck to it), the refrigerators were those mini kind that never get cold enough (plus, for extended stays you need a larger refrigerator or you can't freeze ANYTHING), the bathroom, headboards, and even the table and chairs had splashes and stains on the PAPERTHIN walls, and the beds were just abominable both in quality and cleanliness. You could hear neighboring room's conversations, kitchen noises, and TVs. We also made the mistake of checking out the pool, which looked like it hadn't been cleaned for days, plus was just....filthy. When we exchanged our towels (you have to bring your soiled towels all the way down to the desk to get a new set, but they left out the floor mat and the washcloths for the second set). Furthermore, we were told we would renew week to week starting on ONE day, but were actually locked out of our room because the staff said we had to renew two days earlier (scam?). There ARE cops living on the premises, so it felt pretty safe, but it was still very noisy with over-crowded rooms filled with boisterous people every night. Also, read the fine print---they say "data port in every room"--but not wireless, and they DON'T provide a cable. We had to go buy a data cable. But that didn't work for two computers in the room so we had to go buy a wireless router, install it, and use that. Plus, they seem to have bandwidth enough only for one person at a time on the internet (or, everybody's downloading huge porn files), because the connection was limited or nonexistent after about 5 PM most nights. It was nice that they provided a tenny tiny dish soap (no sponge) but that was the sole amenity. Parking was ample and the location next to the waffle house and sonic and gas stations was convenient, but if you can afford the 15 bucks a day more, I'd stay at the D'Iberville Suburban (they have big refrigerators AND wireless)...or somewhere else entirely. If you MUST stay here, bring your own pillows, towels, sponges, paper towels, sheets, clorox wipes, wireless router, hazmat cleaning suit, and PLENTY of socks. Gross. Just...gross.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank HortenceKnucklebean
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Kenya P, Front Office Manager at Home Towne Studios - Gautier, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Sir or Madem,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

Sincerely,

Property CHI
Guest Services Representative
Suburban Exteneded Stay
228-497-1722
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Zion, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2010

The room was clean and easily accessible. I booked on-line and the rates were very reasonable. The location was near many main businesses, but not in a busy or noisy area. It was walking distance from Sonic, Waffle House (10% discount), and a Family Dollar Store. There was a pool that was well maintained. Service was great. No problems.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank WillTravel2TryFood
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Kenya P, Front Office Manager at Home Towne Studios - Gautier, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Sir or Madem,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Property CHI
Guest Services Representative
Suburban Exteneded Stay
228-497-1722
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Vidalia, La
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42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2008

We stayed at this hotel for 4 nights. I had read a review on Tripadvisor and was a little leary of reserving this room, but we are glad we did. The hotel is located in Gautier, MS just one block South of Hwy 90. We stayed on the third floor facing the highway and the rooms were very quiet. The rooms also very clean. Coffee was left in the room each day for the next morning. The only thing that I could see wrong was they did not empty the coffee pot each day. I did not have a problem with this though. They do not have a breakfast of any type, but I knew that when making the reservation. When the other survey was done, it might have been before this hotel was associated with Choice Hotels.
When checking in the Front Desk Staff were very professional and knew about the area. When I asked about restaurants, they knew about all the area locations. One night we eat at the Southern Gentleman Country Restaurant and it was very good. It is located South of I-10 at exit 61. Back to hotel, the grounds were very well maintained. They had a yard man that was constantly working on the grounds and keeping them very neat.

  • Stayed October 2008
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Skamper73
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Kenya P, Front Office Manager at Home Towne Studios - Gautier, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Sir or Madem,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Your feedback is very important to us and we can assure you that we will use this information to do everything possible to create an enjoyable experience for each of our guests. We hope to see you again soon!

Sincerely,

Property CHI
Guest Services Representative
Suburban Exteneded Stay
228-497-1722
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Phoenix, Arizona
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123 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2006

Because of the monsterous devistation to the southern route of Louisana, Mississippi, and Alabama, lodging is few and quite expensive. Because we were really worn out we stopped in Gautier MS at the Suburban Lodge Extended Stay. The room was filthy, had two very well worn bath towels, and one small soap bar. That is the extent of the amenities, except a dirty kitchenette. It would not have mattered if the towels were plush, I would not have used the shower in any case. Keep on driving to Pensacola!

  • Stayed May 2006
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank gonealot
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Kenya P, Front Office Manager at Home Towne Studios - Gautier, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Sir or Madem,

Thank you for taking the time to complete our online survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for failing to exceed your expectations. Your satisfaction is important to us and we will be using the feedback you provided to make improvements to ensure we offer an exceptional experience for our guests in the future.

I hope that you will consider staying with us again so that we can have another chance to provide you with a superior experience.

Sincerely,

Property CHI
Guest Services Representative
Suburban Exteneded Stay
228-497-1722
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Additional Information about Home Towne Studios - Gautier

Property: Home Towne Studios - Gautier
Address: 3491 Dolphin Rd, Gautier, MS 39553-5828 (Formerly Sun Suites of Gautier)
Location: United States > Mississippi > Gautier
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Gautier
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Home Towne Studios - Gautier 2*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in bustling Gautier, Mississippi, Home-Towne Studios of Gautier offers affordable extended stay lodging accommodations for business and family travelers at a weekly rate. Home-Towne Studios of Gautier has 126 comfortably furnished guest rooms equipped with full kitchens and living areas. The hotel has easy access to Hwy 90, bowling and beaches. The hotel boasts a friendly staff and excellent customer service. For added convenience, the hotel provides free parking, Wi-Fi, and guest laundry services. ... more   less 
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