- Free Wifi
- Free Parking
This is the (only?) convenient hotel that's near the Cabela's in Hamburg and all the neat stuff around it. You won't suffer for things to do in the area and the Cabela's/Walmart/Lowes/mega-strip mall across the street has just about everything in it. The Microtel was clean and the beds were comfy and the bathroom was sized well enough to allow myself and friends to scatter our junk around without running out of space. The big mirror wall behind the bed actually helped brighten up the room more than most other hotels I've been in -- good design feature! Putting the TV atop the tall dresser in the corner of the room made it much easier to lay in bed and watch the tube. The parking lot is plenty big, and I also noticed a huge gravel extension that looked like it could hold a trucker's convention. As it stands, it was full of Ford Model A's from a nearby car show when I was there.
However, there were a few annoyances. The wifi (which, let's face it, everyone uses more than in-room cable TV now) was almost impossible to connect to without some wizardry from the guy behind the front desk and would randomly drop connections at times. It just seemed overloaded with the hotel full to capacity and was annoying. Also, the in-room A/C worked well but had a rattle when running that wouldn't go away no matter how many times/places to tapped, whacked, or kicked the unit. I wouldn't let these little things stop me from using this hotel again if I need to overnight in the area, but it's something Microtel should look into. The wifi more than the A/C. Add more wireless access points!
I can't comment on the free continental breakfast since I overslept and missed it, but I'll just wager it's like most any continental breakfast and is fine before hitting the road and won't ruin your lunch of greasy "food" on the Interstate.
I guess the final thought here is that I've stayed in expensive hotel chains on top of the "value-oriented" brands like Microtel, and have had the same/more issues with rooms that cost twice as much. For about a hundred bucks a night I can't really complain about a little rattle in the A/C, but at a Wyndham/Courtyard/Westin where the rooms/beds don't really feel any better and the A/C still rattles it's a little annoying knowing what you're paying. For the value/room size, I like this Microtel.
stayed there for one night as me and my friend went to Hershey Stadium for a concert. Location was good right off the highway and rooms was clean