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“Creepy Place” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Happy Trails Motel

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Happy Trails Motel
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Ludlow
Long Island
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Creepy Place”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2009

We have been staying in Ludlow during the skiseason for several years and were looking for some more affordable accomodations.

Based on their advertisments we decided to stop at the front desk and asked if we could see a room. The strong smell in the office area reminded us of Indian cusine (if you like it great, if you want a motel without kitchen odors dont go there)

The female receptionist was not the most accomodating type but did finally give us a key to one of the rooms. We never got the feeling she was interested in new customers.

The room was very basic, the bathrom mirror was cracked and wires were hanging from the wall. The wall had some minor holes. The baseboard heater covers were rusty and partly missing and the furniture could definately use some upgrade. The comfort of the bed could be compared to that of a roll-away bed.

Unless your only other option is to sleep under the stars we would not recommend this place. We certainly never decided to give it a try and want to clearly point out that our impression is based on an aprox 10minute inspection only.

On the way out a male person kept monitoring our every move from behind a office window curtain as we were leaving.

GM
Massapequa NY

  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Montpelier, Vermont
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2008

This is a no frills motel that is clean, comfortable, roomy, and even has mini-balconies with great views of Mt. Ascutney. Tub and shower, flat-screen dish tv, and reasonable price make the Happy Trails a good value.

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Minimal room supplies.
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2007

This is the creepiest and least accommodating motel ever!!! They would not let us have any friends in our room, and spied on us in the hot tub to count the number of people we had (also timed us). SO we were scolded for spending to long in the hot tub and then told our friends had to leave at 9:30. By the way, there was no smoke detector in the room.
It might be the cheapest in the area, but pay the extra it is well worth it.

Stayed December 2007
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gsge, Manager at Happy Trails Motel, responded to this review, December 21, 2007
We have certain rules regarding our hot tub.For every guest's convinience and chance to have some nice time in hot tub we have time limits for each room as hot tub is 4 persons capacity.we do not allow drinks in hot tub.All these rules are posted in hot tub room very clearly.These guests ( 5 of them) were in hot tub room for more than 1 hour with drinks.one of the other guest who was waiting for long time to use hot tub brought to our attention that these guest were there for long time so we went there and saw 5 guests in hot tub.They had booked room for 2 people.After couple of hours we got complain from room next to them that there is loud noise coming from next door.so I called them and ask extra 3 people to leave as we have to consider quite and comfortable stay for all of our guest staying in the hotel.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2007

It was a small rundown motel. The tub sink and toilet were clean. The bed was old, the furnishings were old. The high speed internet connection was good. The front desk people were fine.

  • Liked — good high speed internet connection
  • Disliked — Rundown
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank ssl56
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Pennsauken, NJ
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79 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2007

We stayed at this hotel during a stop on our fall foilage tour of New England. I was a little apprehensive because of the bad reviews the hotel had gotten. However, our stay was very decent.

This is not an upscale place, which was fine with me. After being on the road for about 10 hours that day after driving through the Kancamagus Highway in New Hampshire, we were tired and just looking to rest.

The office staff was courteous. Our room was a single with one full bed, although I believe my reservation was for a queen. That was the only problem I had, but I was too tired to complain and it didn't really matter anyway.

The decor was older, but everything was clean. The room was large with a refrigerator and a table with two chairs. The bathroom was clean and came with Pantene shampoo and Jergens body lotion :) Sometimes those little touches mean a lot!

We did not hear any noise from any of the other rooms. I admit I am a deep sleeper though and was particularly tired on this night. My son said the bed was a little uncomfortable, I thought it was fine, but again, I was really tired.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel if you are staying just for a night and need a place to crash. It was decent, clean, and we had a nice stay.

  • Stayed October 2007
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
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Thank Kramberry
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N Central MA
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2007

Happy trails is quiet, but the bed was so old that it was concave! Definitely had back aches in the morning and couldn't wait to leave. This place seriously needs renovation.

This is also a no frills joint. No coffee, no nothing.

Go somewhere else - waste of good money!

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — everything else!
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank schoolgirl4
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gsge, Owner at Happy Trails Motel, responded to this review, October 8, 2007
Contrary to what guest is saying we do have in room cofee and tea in each room.

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Lebanon,Pa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2007

We have stayed here twice now and plan to go again this year. Located conviently ,cheap, clean, quiet. We've never had any of the previously mentioned problems. Nothing over the top here, just a nice place to rest your head at night (or for a mid day nap!).

  • Liked — The balcony/porch sitting area.
  • Disliked — Slightly tacky decor.
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank curlygirl717
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Additional Information about Happy Trails Motel

Property: Happy Trails Motel
Address: 321 Route 103 S, Ludlow, VT 05149-9568
Location: United States > Vermont > Ludlow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 6 Hotels in Ludlow
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Trails Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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