Since the previous review of this motel (5/12/05) consists mainly of a personal attack on the management, I decided to spend a night here myself to see if it was really so horrible. It isn't. In fact it's a pretty nice place.
The motel is a former Econo Lodge now owned by a retired engineer and his wife. When I showed the owner the 5/12/05 review, he remembered the "cracked sink" incident. More on that later.
My room was clean and spacious -- one king bed but it could easily have accommodated two. Fixtures were up-to-date except that the shower head needed replacing -- but that's such a common problem in motels I scarcely noticed it. Drapes appeared new. Linens and carpet were clean and in good condition. There was a small splotch on the carpet, about 2 x 3 inches, that appeared to be a chemical burn caused by a caustic substance of some kind. Perhaps a four-star hotel in Paris would replace the entire carpet over something like this, but I wouldn't. If this sort of thing bothers you then try the Marriott in St. Louis, 60 miles up the road.
Freebies include in-room coffee service, WiFi that actually works, and a continental breakfast. The breakfast fare isn't lavish (bagels, donuts, cereal, coffee, juice) but perfectly adequate considering the price.
All in all a pleasant experience -- in fact, above expectations for a motel in a town of 4,000 people.
Now about the "cracked sink" incident -- I wasn't there, but let's just say there are two sides to every story. Yes, the owner did try to charge the guest's credit card for the damages. But we're also talking about far more than a cracked sink -- I saw the photos. If the owners wish to go into detail they can post something here, but I'll say no more than that.
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