It is obvious that this hotel is in the process of updating everything. Some things are brand-new where others are not so good. Someone said the smell of bleach in the lobby was to mask the mold? Ummmm the swimming pool is indoors and only 20ft from the front desk so I do believe THAT was the chlorine smell :)
My biggest tip to the management....Make all your rooms non-smoking or just a few & ONLY on the far end of the hotel so they are away from the other guests. AND have a designated "smoking" area (not right outside their doors) It was horrible to walk from our room to the parking lot with everyone standing outside their doors to smoke & then the ones on the 2nd floor flicking their butts off the railing into your very beautiful courtyard. Clean all the walls very good (I recommend Odoban - this takes away all the smoke smell guaranteed!)
Our 'non-smoking' room reeked of smoke. I was VERY afraid to sit in the chair (rm 135) because of the stains that were on it. I could tell quite a few of the people staying there were a little on the 'unsavory' side (I took off my jewelry & left it in the safe) - the TVs need a good updating but they work ok - too many kids allowed in the game room/pool/breakfast area without their parents (I would have booted the little s*#ts back to their rooms) - Move your vending machines to the lobby or where they are not at risk of being vandalized (and fix them please) I had a chocolate craving & couldn't find a Snickers bar to save my damn life at 11pm LOL
Very friendly staff - Cheap!! - Comfortable, clean beds - indoor pool/spa (needs a better filter)...and to the guy who complained about the chemicals...I would rather have them strong than have that water be a breeding ground for who-knows-what! - There's a game room with Centipede! PacMan! & Air Hockey!! - While in the pool I saw, who I assumed to be the owner/manager(dress shirt & slacks), constantly walking around *at 10pm!* checking doors & watching everything - very nice man & he has the most adorable dog up in his room too so you know its pet friendly! - the bar was great...small...karaoke/dj....4 lg flat screens...pool table...keno - walking distance to Applebee's & Ruby Tuesday's as well as 4-6 gas stations - OK breakfast...cereal, waffles, donuts, muffins, juice & coffee (not kept very clean since the 1 front desk girl had to check in/out and keep an eye on the breakfast area at the same time and there were some terrorist little heathens playing in the food without parental supervision!) - beautiful exterior (if the inside ends up as nice, I'll stay here again)
Oh...and the chick who was scared by the giant 'cockroach' in her room...ummmm welcome to South Georgia...if you think that's bad, just wait until you see what we have waiting for you in Florida! ;) You probably crapped yourself when you saw the Anoles (cute little lizards who are EVERYWHERE) and the Palmetto bugs...LOL Come back & see us again! :)
I live in Florida & work in Savannah so I stay here 2-3 times a month & try different places all the time....this wasn't the best, but it was FAR from the worst.
Thank you & I look forward to seeing what you do with the place!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Days Inn and Suites hotel is ideally located near Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah State University, the Festival Outlet Mall, River Street and historic Savannah. The Savannah Civic Center and Old Fort Jackson are less than 15 miles and the Savannah International Airport is just 10 miles away. Savannah's St. Patrick's Day celebration is another popular attraction. ... more less
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