I appreciate that there are still some basic, low cost hotels around because I think hotels in general are WAY overpriced. When I'm on vacation or on an overnight trip, I can't see spending $100-$150 for just a bed to sleep in. We don't spend enough time in the room to need fancy amenities. As for this motel, the Pros: location (right in the middle of the antiques district), felt safe (door had good locks, clientele looked presentable), bed linens were extremely clean, brand new large flat-screen t.v. with good cable channel selection, free wi-fi worked great, good parking directly by the room door, was quiet (sits a good distance off the main road), sink & toilet were very clean & looked brand new. Cons: Room was very humid (was at a time of year when neither heat nor AC was needed). We tried turning on the heat to dry out the room but unit would not come on; refrigerator in room was not plugged in when we arrived. After plugging it in it made loud buzzing noises all night. Carpet had not been vacuumed in a while. Shower strength was weak and bathtub grout was black in places. Couldn't tell if it was dirt or missing grout spots. Slight musty/old smell in room.
Other info: complimentary bar soap only (bring your own shampoo), there was a microwave in the room but we didn't use it. No hair dryer. No clock/alarm clock (but you can request a wake-up call).
Overall it was adequate but still felt a little overpriced after adding the 11% extra Pennsylvania hotel tax. The only alternative, though, is to spend $100+ for a different hotel.
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