First, remember this is a Super 8, right off the interstate in a relatively small town. They don't usually serve destination travellers, though my wife and I stayed here to attend a family reunion. So, let's begin with it's assetts:
1) convenient location, just off the interstate, walking distance to McDonalds, next to a 24-service station, 1/4 mile from a Wal-Mart, and within a mile either way a wide variety of shops and restuarants to meet most every need.
2) the price, you'll pay less here than for any other hotel in the area that you're going to be willing to spend a second night in.
3) the quality of your sleep. The beds are firm but not hard. Comfortable and clean -- the basics of hotel lodging without a whole lot of extras, but everything that you need for a good night's sleep. Heat and air conditioning work, and adjust within the room. Fan is a little loud, but not noisy. Though you are in a high traffic area, the sound does not invade the room.
4) the extras are the one's you might really use. Fix your own hot waffle for breakfast, a refrigerator in the room, and Wi-Fi all included.
5) the staff really seems to care. There are some things that just can't be helped. The night we stayed, an area of some 20-30 square blocks lost power when a powerline line cut. The hotel was included in that outage. There wasn't a lot the hotel could do at 2 AM, but they were doing all they could as soon as the power came back on to do their best to have it inconvenience their guests as little as possible, even though for the staff themselves it meant they would be the last to get air conditioning on a 90+ degree day.
Were they lacking in anyway? Only if you have expectations of something different than what they are trying to be -- a first-rate but still two-star hotel. That and, even the handicapped room is not really accessible as it has a shower-tub just like all the other rooms, not a roll-in shower.
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- Also Known As:
- Marion Super 8
- Marion Super Eight