I stayed at this property over a year ago and didn't remember it being anything special. I was back in the area and saw on T/A that it had gone through a renovation so I thought I would give it another try. I stay in a lot of Choice hotels so I'm a Diamond Elite Choice Privileges member. One of the best benefits is being able to upgrade to a better room or suite when available at no extra charge. When I reserved my room, I saw that this property had some suites but they were more than my company allows. When I checked in, I asked if there were any Elite upgrades available like I normally do. The gal who checked me in told me that all their rooms were the same. I asked her about the suites I saw when I made my reservation and she just kind of ignored me while she finished the check-in process. When I got into my room, just to make sure I wasn't going crazy I went online there were the suites still available so she just flat-out lied to me. It's good to know they value their most loyal customers.
As for the renovation, as I walked down the hall to my room I could see lots of rooms that had their doors propped open by the internal "security latch," missing ceiling tiles, a ladder & trash at the end of the hallway which told me the renovation was still in progress. When I got to my room, the only difference I could see from the old rooms was the fresh coat of paint on the wall behind the bed and updated pictures & bedspreads. The bathroom had been painted as well but there was a huge water-spot on the wall & ceiling where I'm assuming the toilet above had overflowed. I also went out the back door to get something from my car only to find when I came back in that the lock on this back door was broken which didn't give me a very secure feeling considering I was staying on the 1st floor.
Overall, the hotel is fairly clean and there are several restaurants in walking distance. Unfortunately, the Atlanta Bread Co. restaurant next door went out of business. The breakfast area was clean & stocked but below par with watered-down OJ (like orange colored water) and apples that were mushy and blemished.
If you want a place to just lay your head down for the night, you will probably be ok here. Just don't expect anything else including the truth.
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- Also Known As:
- Sleep Inn Johnson City
- Johnson City Sleep Inn