Very nice large flat screen TV and tub. The temperature is great because of the AC unit in the window and I'm glad my cats were allowed, but someone tried to break into our car while it was in the parking lot. They broke the door handle and cut off the power locks when trying to jimmy the window. But they didn't get in so I guess it's just some wannabe crooks that are dumb enough to attempt to break into cars right next to the police station. Cash only was weird and having to put down an $8 deposit for towels was strange. I was originally put into a tiny closet of a room (don't stay in #5!) because it was all that was left, but moved into a nicer room for my month stay.
Stayed here many times and was always happy with the owners and staff, but last two stays were with new owner, who has done nothing, raised the prices, charges deposits on the towels, and excepts only strictly cash. Would not accept a credit card ( wondered about that) The matressses are sleepable but leave nothing to be desired. I was so tired when I checked in that normally I would have asked the clerk if he thought I looked like someone who would steal the raggy towels. He then asked about my dog, if the dog would be sleeping on the bed. I was really disappointed with the turn of events. I think I'll look for something a little better.
Like Tom Bodett says, Don't expect French milled soap and avacado body balm. In fact, don't even expect shampoo, because you won't get it here. What you will get in this minimally refurbished throwback to 1950's road culture is a room, a bed, a shower, a phone that may or may not work, a noisy window-unit air conditioner, a yard-sale-quality TV and a towel that just might make it around your waist if you're thin. To top it off, they lost or forgot about my reservation, and they weren't particularly apologetic about it either. But no matter, there were plenty of rooms available, and the rates, about half the price of the chains, are hard to beat. If you want amenities, don't come here, but a good place to rest your head for the night.
This is a pet friendly, old motel, but it serves the purpose at a great price. I have never had problems with smells or bugs. The floors are lenolium, cold in the winter but great for my dogs. Bed is comfortable. Bathroom is outdated but works. I stay here every time I'm in the area for dog shows. It's the pet friendly piece and the price that keeps me coming back.
C'mon! Much more rooms, more people around, and much better lit than Norman and "Ma" Bates' place.
Place is kind of old and tired but I think the outside lighting and door/window locks provide adequate safety, rooms are quite spartan but how much time will the average traveller be in the room before back on route 81? I had no issues with bugs or smells. It comes down to which is more preferred, a nicer more modern room, or more dough in the pocket. The American Calvinist in me sez: take the savings!
PS cool retro neon sign!
I read a couple of reviews that were't very flattering, so I had to write. We've stayed there many times over the years--NEVER, have seen any bugs. People always friendly, price excellent--BUT--no frills, yes, towels could be better--but you're only sleeping there overnite- and for $27--what do you want? Very clean, comfy bed--best sleep we've had in a motel; quiet area--and guys--Gander Mountain right across the street! Nice little resturant down the street if you don't want all the traffic of downtown. We stayed there twice a year throughout the 1980's, early 90's, til relatives moved north. We also stayed there twice this Oct. Oh--also pet friendly!! a big plus for us. If you want luxury, this isn't the place--but fine for us folks.
The place was extremely close to where I needed to be. The room was clean and quiet. The lady walked me to the room and even opened the door for me. I would have stayed in my car if it wasn't for the price of the room. It was all I could afford. The bed was really nice to sleep on.
I had sweet dreams with such a comfortable mattress!
By A Yahoo Contributor, 5/6/08
The room smelled nice and clean and was very clean.
The mattress was very comfortable and the desk clerk was very nice and accommodating!
While not fancy, it was basically a very comfortable room. It serves as an excellent 'stop off' for those who want a good night's sleep. It is very close to the Outback Restaurant on Rt.11, and a McDonald's for breakfast before heading out.
Got off the highway and couldn't believe the sign with the price, was I seeing thing's. It was true ...so cheap and VERY clean.
It was so conviently located, No guessing on the price..very clearly printed on the large sign in front...price's for the room's and amount of people..
Need more place's like this..especially for traveling people watching there pocketbook..
Thank's so much....JR