Be forewarned, this is my most scathing review of a motel/hotel. Our trip here was so bad that we chose to stay 20 miles outside of Oxford rather than the room they gave us.
The motel is a little outside town, so you will need a car to get into Oxford. It is not near much of anything except for a Wal-Mart, but it's close enough to be convenient to most anything since Oxford is such a small town. The motel looks fine on the outside, but that all changes when you walk inside, whether you are concerned about the room, common area or the staff.
The lobby is sparse and there is a slight odor when you walk in. We had made our booking months in advance online. We received a call a week before our stay to let us know that the hotel was experiencing some sort of problem (we found out later it was electrical) and that they moved us to a B&B 10-15 miles away! (All other Oxford motels were sold out). After complaining to Baymont corporate they agreed to provide us a room at the motel. When we arrived we were given a smoking room. No non-smoking rooms were available. They assured me that the smoking rooms were deodorized and that the smell would be slight.
We went up the elevator and walked out and was greeted by a carpet that was in sore need of replacement. The hotel interior was tired and worn. Again, the odor (perhaps mildew) reappeared. I opened the door to the room and was hit by such a strong odor of smoke it was if someone was still in the room smoking. We went back down to see what could be done. We were told that was the only room, take it or leave it and if we left we would be charged for the room since we did not take their "generous" offer of relocating us to another hotel. The woman behind the counter, while not impolite, could care less about the situation.
Again I called up corporate and was told that whether the hotel charged us was up to the hotel since it was a franchise and they have no say in what the hotel does. Unfortunately, Oxford has a horrible hotel problem in that there are just not enough nice placed to stay. However, if you call far enough in advance I would recommend the Holiday Inn (see my prior review of that hotel though) or the Marcum Center. Otherwise, the choices are more like this Baymont, in which case stay at a nice place in the Westchester, Ohio area as its not a bad drive or stay in Hamilton where there are a couple of decent hotels.
My overall concern is not so much that the Baymont had a an electrical problem as things do happen, but rather with how they handled the situation. The lack of maintenance is also a concern which makes me worried about how they maintain the interior of the rooms. We will never go back there and neither should you unless you have no other choice.
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