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“I wouldn't stay there again”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Days Inn Ogden

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Days Inn Ogden
Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Ogden
Ferndale, Washington
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“I wouldn't stay there again”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2010

Initially we planned to take a camping vacation in Canada, but changed our minds at the last minute when we learned that we could not bring fresh food, guns or medications & supplements (unless in original containers) across the boarder. So we didn't have time to plan our trip to Utah and didn't realize that without a prior reservation we couldn't get a motel in Salt Lake City when we arrived.
We were told by a motel clerk in Salt Lake City to head back North into Ogden where there might be a vacancy. Luckily my husband brought his laptop and we found a wi-fi hot spot. Just about everything in Ogden was booked up too, but this motel had a vacancy (no wonder!) so we booked it online and drove back into Ogden.
The motel is almost 2 miles off the freeway into what felt like a creepy part of town. When we found the motel, my impression was that it was probably built in the early 1960's, hadn't been remodeled since; it had a run-down look to it.
Our room was on the upper floor in the back of the motel and in order to get to our room we had to go through card locked glass doors on each floor with an interior corridor that also led to the pool. There was no exterior stairway that led directly from the exterior balcony to the parking lot. In addition to being inconvenient, it brought up exiting concerns. You have to use your motel key to get off the balcony and you have to go through a corridor to get out. What if the motel caught on fire or something and we needed to exit the motel quickly? (The motel didn't have an automatic sprinkler system) It appears the only quick way out is to jump off the 2nd story balcony and break your legs when you hit the ground!
Once in the interior corridor, it smelled very musty/moldy and it wreaked of chlorine from the pool.
I asked the clerk if the parking lot was safe because our SUV was full of camping gear. The clerk said they hadn't had any problems with break-ins and they had security cameras all around the motel. (Our SUV didn't get broken into or vandalized).
Anyhow, the carpet in our room was old/dirty/worn out and the room smelled strongly of some room deodorizer spray they used (probably to cover up other unpleasant odors). The exterior walls were solid panes of glass with curtains & doors into the rooms. That didn't make me feel safe even though we were both armed. There were no openable windows so we couldn't get any fresh air into the room and the wall mounted HVAC unit didn't have a "Fan Only" option to just bring in fresh air. The HVAC heating unit was very noisy and it kept coming off and on all night disturbing our sleep.
The beds were okay and I don't remember the shower being terrible like others have reported. They provided some shampoo and other amenities in what appeared to be an attempt to improve the appearance of the room. But the motel is in desperate need of a complete renovation! If it's too far gone for that, then they should demolish it and start over. I guess I'd have to say they tried to make it look a little better, but if you put lipstick on a pig
it doesn't transform the pig....
If our SUV wasn't full of camping gear, I would have felt better sleeping in the SUV. I wouldn't go back there and wouldn't recommend it to anyone else.
My advice is to plan ahead and find good motels before you travel. We have found Trip Advisor to be a valuable resource for finding good motels.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Torrance, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2010

My partner and I stayed here and were a little apprehensive at first because of the undesirables lingering outside. We brought everything we had in from the car because we were worried about theft. We were pleasantly surprised when we opened the door to our room and it was very spacious with two queen beds and was cleaner than we expected. The air conditioner was amazing and kept the room cool on a very hot day. We also had a small fridge and a microwave. Our room overlooked the pool, which we also enjoyed very much being that we had been driving all day in the heat. The only thing I would suggest is that if you want an early night's rest you may not want a room facing the pool because the children can be quite loud. Woke up refreshed and had a nice complimentary breakfast (waffles!), all for under $80. We would stay here again if we were ever back in Ogden.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Livingston, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 19, 2010

I would not say that our stay was "Great" but neither was it bad. We really enjoyed the pool. Upon entering the back parking lot, we had our questions as to what kind of place we were at. But it turned out ok. Lots of noise in the hallway, as our room was directly across from guest laundry and the pool area. It would appear like the back door is being propped open to allow non-motel guests access to Utah's largest indoor pool. (Room key would be needed to open back door.) Too much loitering in the back for my comfort. Otherwise ok. Rooms very small and need a few minor repairs. Would not stay again.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Machynlleth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2010

Had 2 very pleasant nights at this Days Inn. The man on reception was very nice and gave me complentary toiletries when requested. The room was spotless, I think the carpet was pretty new and the room was comfortable. The pool area was very nice, large and a good temprature. My only real criticism was the breakfast, advertised as 6-9, but they start clearing stuff away at 8.45, so be down for breakfast by 8.45! With respect to some previous reviews, the gap under the curtain is actually about 1/2 an inch, privacy is fine. I saw no drug dealers or problem residents, and the only out of order signs I could find were in a disused arcade area. Everything you need works. An organized coach tour stayed here for one night, the place can't be that bad or they would not stay here! Indeed I would stay her again if I were in the area.

  • Stayed July 2010
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lasvegas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2010

The staff is friendly. The pool was clean and relaxing. The room was old and needs updates. The location was good.Right price for 1 night just beware of surroundings.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2010

rate was only about £30 per night for two queen beds. the carpet may feel old and dirty, but the room is fine and you get a swimming pool and hot tub, free breakfast (bread, cereal, fruit, waffles etc) and free wifi. Staff are very helpful, especially Ginger, and location is good, near restaurants etc. Good base to drive to nearby ski resorts. Pool could be a bit warmer and it gets noisy on a weekend (sound from pool area echoes around), so if you need an early night bring earplugs, but overall very impressed. Didn't see any of the drug dealers mentioned in other reviews.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with friends
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new jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2010

I echo many of the comments already made by others... alot of the rooms appear to be rented to locals... and alot of them are of questionable behavior. The smell of marijuana was obvious in the back area of the hotel... people were all hanging out on the upper levels out back like it was a neighbor 'hood' hang out.

Room was ok... but the glass doors on the front of the room have a curtain that covers all but a few inches on the bottom... leading to privacy concerns...

There was simply a feeling of uneasyness staying here... im a bit surprised Days Inn corporate hasnt pulled the plug on this one...

  • Stayed May 2008, traveled with family
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Property: Days Inn Ogden
Address: 3306 Washington Blvd, Ogden, UT 84401-4106
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Location: United States > Utah > Wasatch Range > Ogden
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #15 of 21 Hotels in Ogden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Ogden 2*
Number of rooms: 109
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