This is a great place to stay when you visit Martin Tennessee or the University of Tennessee at Martin or just driving through. The owner is very pleasant and personable. The hotel is clean and it has been renovated with new paint, new televisions and new beds. It is just a great place to stay and relax. The room was very comfortable, renovated and clean. I plan to stay at this hotel again and again and again.
My mom lives near Pittsburg, PA and visits us in Tennessee twice a year. She doesn't sleep well at night so insists on staying at a hotel because she thinks her being up all hours of the night will disturb us. For 25 years she has stayed at what use to be The University Lodge and is now a Days Inn because it is clean and much less expensive than The Hampton Inn down the road. The owner always gives her the same room which is on the first floor and close to the breakfast area and front desk. If she ever has a problem (which is rare) it is taken care of immediately. I have never seen any type of insect in her room as another reviewer commented. When she checks in, it is usually later in the evening and he always has a goody bag for her which includes bottled water, crackers, fruit and a candy bar. This past year she came at Christmas time to come to our son's wedding and when she checked out, the owner gave her a wrapped Christmas present which was a nice, compact travel clock which was very kind and thoughtful. No it isn't the Ritz, but it is conveniently located close to the University, several restaurants, gas stations and grocery stores. I hope this helps.