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Wichita Star Hotel
Ranked #15 of 25 Hotels in Wichita Falls
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Stayed here on our way to Abilene and found it to be a very clean and quiet hotel. Plenty of
towels and pillows, very comfy beds. Desk clerk was very friendly and helpful. Would definitely
stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kathryn R
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Heike M, General Manager at Wichita Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Dear Kathryn R,

Thank you for staying with us here at the Lexington Suites in Wichita Falls, Texas.
I always appreciate the feedback from our guests and have shared your review with the staff. We are looking forward to your next stay with us.

Sincerely,
Heike Misner
General Manager

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Reviewed June 10, 2013

This place is a total dump! Staff is nice but the quality of the room is not worth the $60. If i would've known this hotel was so ugly and dingy I would've never paid that amount. This room is more like a $30 a night hotel. Towels are filthy and dingy as are the sheets. carpet is stained and dirty and the hallways reek of extermination chemicals. I would've gladly paid $25 more and stayed at the Hampton. I would'nt recommend this place to anyone. My recommendation is Go down the street and pay a little more cus this place is gross!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled on business
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Thank Pedro L
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Heike M, General Manager at Wichita Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Dear Pedro L,

Please allow me this opportunity to apologize about your unpleasant stay with us.
We are constantly working on improvements and upgrades on our Hotel.
We are working on getting the hallway carpeting replaced and have also replaced the old towels with new high quality thread count towels.
The extermination smell you noticed was more than likely from the deep cleaning and spot treatment we perform to clean our carpets and must have not evaporated completely by the time you checked in and I do apologize about that .
Pedro L, I wanted to thank you for sharing your experience with me and for the higher rating you gave us on the location and service provided to you.
I sincerely hope you consider giving us another chance in the future.

In the Spirit of Hospitality,
Heike Misner
General Manager

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

While lexington suites,is a viola hotel, this property lacks any sparkle. It has bland appeal and nothing stands out. A couple of the front desk staff are nice enough but the housekeeping staff can use more care in cleaning the rooms. It was however very cost effective as they gave me a good rate. The nightly managers "social" is not worth the trip out of the room. The food is nothing to speak of an there are never any managers there on the few times I have gone or gone by at the hour.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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1  Thank perfpump
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Heike M, General Manager at Wichita Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Dear Perfpump,

Thank you for taking the time out of your day to inform us about your stay.
With regret I read that you did not enjoy our complimentary evening social, Please let me apologize about the absence of Management not being there, I personally must have been out of the office during your stay with us.
I am happy to read your comments about the friendliness of the Front Desk Staff and have hired a new Housekeeping Staff since your stay.
Please consider giving us another chance on your next visit to Wichita Falls, Texas.

In the Spirit of Hospitality,
Heike Misner
General Manager

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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I booked this room through Expedia. The pictures looked nice but in actuality, a complete dump. We arrived very late around 1 AM (we called previously to let them know). Upon arrival we were told that we were in the "other" building. We walked over with our entire luggage in tow to find the security lock on the door to the building was broken. As we entered towards the elevator we noticed it was reminiscent of a beat up frat house. Outside our room door the carpet was torn and tattered, however we were exhausted and continued inside our room. OMG! The beds were not completely made, the lamp shades were stained (only one worked) the smoke alarm was literally hanging from the wires on the ceiling and it was filthy, dark and disgusting. The furniture was old and had dents and scratch-marks all over. The paint on the door and frame in the dirty bathroom was cracked and peeling. I called the front desk and spoke with Sam who apologized and immediately came over to take us to another room. Unfortunately this room did not fare much better, although the smoke alarm appeared to be intact. Absolutely unacceptable! Sam was wonderful and extremely apologetic. The owner should have spent the money he used on the auctioned fire hydrant in the lobby to improve his property instead. We did not stay an were refunded. I have to say that Sam was the only good thing about this hotel. He was professional, courteous and handled our complaints with poise and grace. Sam you should work for places that you can be proud of, you are way too good to be where you are!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Marniyl7
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Heike M, General Manager at Wichita Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 31, 2013

Dear Marniyl17,

Thank you for your time to share your feedback with me regarding your stay at the Lexington Suites.
I would like to apologize about the unpleasant stay you experienced at our property.
We take great pride in providing quality rooms and service and it appears that we have dropped the ball on your room. The staff of the Lexington Suites strives each day to make each guest stay as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
There is certainly never an excuse on why you were checked into a room that was not up to our high standards , especially since we perform daily room checks prior to our guests arrival, and I have addressed this to our Housekeeping Staff.
I am very happy to read that Sam provided you with excellent service and ensured that you got moved into a different room.
We are looking forward to your next visit to Wichita Falls and hope you consider us again so that we may prove our high standards of Hospitality and Service.

Sincerely,
Heike Misner
General Manager

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Reviewed March 28, 2013

This place could definitely stand to have a vacuum run over it. However, it is what it is; a cheap stop on the road to get some sleep. Got the room through Expedia for cheap and it served it's purpose. No complaints but definitely nothing to rave about. If you can get a room for less than $60 here, then I say go for it.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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2  Thank tatuicu
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Heike M, General Manager at Wichita Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Dear Tatuicu,

I appreciate you letting me know about your experience while you stayed with us.
I addressed the cleanliness issue to the staff and we have since undergone Management changes in the Housekeeping Department.
We have high standards when it comes to the cleanliness of our hotel and I do apologize that we did not provide you with that.
I sincerely hope that you consider giving us another chance in serving your lodging needs on your next visit.

In the Spirit of Hospitality,
Heike M.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

I booked through a third party website that did not tell the name of the property until it was purchased but this was considered a 2.5 star hotel with ratings of 8-8.5 out of 10 by guests that stayed there. Boy was I disappointed. My sister and I had booked a 2 queen bed suite for 2 nights for our parents' anniversary. Once arriving at the room, we found a large torn/worn piece of carpet by the door to the room on the room side, a dirty, rust-stained(although at first we thought it was something else) tub, a dirty shower head that had hard water/lime deposits caked on it, paint peeling off the bathroom door as well as clear dirt on the back of the bathroom door below the knob, no washcloths, no cups for drinks, and to top it off, the security latch that prevents someone from coming in that has a key was missing the knob to which the handle connects. After taking pictures, we went downstairs and requested another room, to which we were told there were no other 2 bed rooms available. The front desk clerk said housekeeping was gone but offered to clean the dirty areas in the room. We left for 2 hours and came back and nothing had been cleaned. I voiced my concerns to the clerk the morning we checked out and all she said was she was sorry about that. The carpets were also worn throughout the halls on the floor we stayed on, which was the 3rd floor. I don't know if this property is in the middle of a renovation, but it sorely needs it, along with staff that can actually provide customer service. I highly discourage anyone from staying here.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank kolonialone
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Heike M, General Manager at Wichita Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2013

Dear kolonialone,

On behalf of the Lexington Suites in Wichita Falls, TX, I am very apologetic for your adverse experience in staying with us recently, contrary to the favorable feedback attested by our many loyal guests. We are taking all necessary steps to ensure we provide the best possible service and value.
Our property is undergoing renovations and certain rooms are blocked and out of service as others get completed. We regret there may have been an error in marking your room as available for service when it should have been in the blocked rooms.
We value you as a loyal guest and your feedback is important to us. We have taken steps to ensure that this will not happen in the future. I sincerely hope you will give us another opportunity in the near future to extend our hospitality.

Sincerely,
Heike Misner
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Been driving all day and late T night, needed a place for a good sleep and meal the next morning. This place was IT ! The bed was super comfortable and the pillows were great, then when we got up, breakfast was really really good. We had as choice of biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, sausage links, cereal, and the orange juice was good, as well. The shower had good water pressure, all was good.

We saved at least 40% at this place as opposed to staying at a Big Chain hotel. If you want to pay the extra 40% for plush carpeting, plush towels, fancy soaps, etc, then that's your choice, but we like to look for good deals, no this is it, with no sacrifice on sleep or the breakfast.

Two thumbs up for this place and their staff and service!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank coachphlieg
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Heike M, General Manager at Wichita Star Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded August 19, 2013

Dear Coachphlieg,

Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to share your feedback with us.
We realize that friendliness and courtesy are essential qualities that our guests are looking for when deciding on where to stay. Our Guests always come first and the staff and myself always go above and beyond to exceed your expectations.
I have shared your review with the staff and also took the freedom to use your review in our Training sessions.
I am looking forward to welcoming you again here at the Lexington Suites in Wichita Falls, Texas.

Sincerely,
Heike M.

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Additional Information about Wichita Star Hotel

Address: 1917 Elmwood Ave N, Wichita Falls, TX 76308 (Formerly Mainstay Suites of Wichita Falls)
Location: United States > Texas > Wichita Falls
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 25 Hotels in Wichita Falls
Price Range: $84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Wichita Star Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 90
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Also Known As:
Lexington Suites Of Wichita Falls Hotel Wichita Falls
Hawthorn Suites Wichita Falls
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