The first thing I noticed when entering the « lobby » was the protective glass and document slider for the clerk, which is always the sure sign of a good pawn shop. But wait, this wasn’t a pawn shop! Still, I had to give an ID with picture along with my credit card before paying. Then we went out in order to find someplace to eat, only to find that the closest thing to a restaurant in the area we scouted was the Burger King part of a gas station/convenience store/fast food combination (there was also a New England Seafood but I’m allergic to seafood so that one was out). To the defense of the hotel we searched only 10-12 minutes.
After a most refreshing meal which greatly helped raise our spirits, we braced ourselves for the exploration of our room. I had trouble with the door key but once inside I was pleasantly surprised by the smell : there was none. This was to be one of the only good points of this stay : the room does not smell bad. The beds (we had a two double beds room) were ok, although the pillows were uncomfortable. There were rips and holes in the bed sheets and drapes. Thinking of changing my sombering mood, I turned on the TV and Rambo : First Blood was on. This really helped me settle down nicely altough it didn’t help my girlfriend. Another feminine mystery.
There were multiple burn marks on the carpet and the sink mirror was stained with multiple brownish water stains. The towels and accessories were clean, as was the toilet, however we found a long black hair (neither mine’s nor my girlfriend’s – from the cleaner’s or the last occupant?) adorning it. There was mold on the side of the bathtub and to complete the picture the bathroom door was partially destroyed as if it had been kicked in. Oh and the shower controls were inexplicably complicated.
Luckily the breakfast was extraordinarily delicious – some Eggo waffles and cereals. The last thing worth mentionning is the friendly neighborhood in which the hotel is located. In the sunny morning things look much prettier than when we came in at night. The surrounding area seems poor but I think I would rather spend the rest of my life living in one of its houses than spend another night at this America’s Best Value Inn.
Avoid at all costs, unless in the middle of a nuclear holocaust.
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