I was unfortunate enough to have to stay here on a short trip to VT, and had my planned stay been longer, should have walked straight out. It is situated right on the main road, attached to so-called outlet mall (consisting of a couple of grocery stores, fast food joints and a gas station). The Reception area is tiny, doubles as Business Center, where you have to stand to use a pc badly in need of repair as not all the keys work; and as the breakfast area, with 3 small tables.
The room itself, purporting to be non-smoking, stank, was dark and dingy and appeared not to have been cleaned in a very long time. The carpet was stained, the tiny shower had a door which would not close and the sealant around the edge needed replacing, as the rubber was hanging off. Paintwork was grimy and chipped. The floor of the shower just looked grimy.
There is a large outdoor pool, although nobody was using it, being right on the roadside.
A group of bikers sat outside, shouting loudly until the small hours, and then started up early next morning, waking up everyone.
Breakfast was bleak, with concentrate fruit juice and nothing fresh at all, and barely any milk.
Downtown was over a mile away, and without a car, you would need a cab to eat out, as although there is a bus, I saw none at all whilst I was there, and anyway they stop running early evening. A pizza joint along the road had poor food and worse service; thank goodness for Walgreens, where the staff were friendly and helpful.
Cab drivers and locals said to a man they would not send anyone there they knew.
This place seems typical of independently run hotels/motels such as this, where the owners or franchise holders will not make any investment to improve the property. There are no amenities for guests at all. Altogether, a miserable stay.
It may suit passing truck trade for a quick night's rest, but otherwise would not be recommended.
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- Also Known As:
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- Brattleboro Econo Lodge