We needed a bed by the highway, and when I checked Tripadvisor this place was rated number #1 in Perry, a town that has no shortage of cheap hotel rooms. We saw signs for rooms as low as $30, but the reviews were all over the place. Microtel scored consistently highest, and was only a few dollars more.
The lobby was typical small hotel stuff, but in great shape. The carpet there, and in our room, was the only sign of wear we saw on the whole place. If it hadn't been for the carpets, we would have bet the hotel was new (I don't know how long it's been there).
Our room was two double beds, with a neat little "daybed" in the window. The kids had a ball playing on it. The TV was a current model flat screen, and there was a nice selection on the cable (tho no pay per view). The free Wi-fi worked just fine, tho I would argue that "high-speed" is a bit of a stretch.
Breakfast was a lot of cold choices (several cereals, yogurts, etc), a couple of juices, one gallon of milk (which didn't last long), and a way overworked waffle machine. Everything seemed clean, and reasonably fresh. The waffle machine was only getting them about 3/4 done when the time expired. The pressure of people waiting in line behind you didn't help you let it sit any longer.
The misses - both minor - Shortly after our arrival I went out to pick up food (as there was no delivery available when I called). When I returned there was a suspicious young man in the parking lot, at least acting like he didn't want to be seen. I went to the desk to report it, and found another guest doing the same thing. The clerk said she "thought" it might be the teenage son of a guest, but didn't seem interested in a description. There was no thought of checking it out, or calling authorities. There was no damage or anything that I heard of, but the lack of concern was troubling.
Also, as breakfast time was approaching there was still a substantial crowd trying to eat. The desk clerk shouted out that you had to be sure to get your juices in the next couple of minutes as the machine would shut off. This was at the same time that she was walking around locking things up, even with people clearly needing to eat. I understand that you have to end the service, but I think it can be done more tastefully (and a little later than 9:30 on a holiday weekend?
The same clerk was upset that the unisex restroom immediately adjacent to the breakfast room was being used. Evidently it had been "marked" with a sandwich sign indicating that the floor was wet. She said there were strong chemicals in use that had to dissipate. If it was that dangerous, perhaps more than a common "wet floor" sign might be in order. An couldn't we pick a better time than the single busiest time of the day, when people have checked out of their rooms, and beginning to hit the road again?
We found the beds to be a little firm for our tastes, but the room was quiet, nicely appointed and restful, which is what we paid for. The hotel accepts dogs, and we occasionally heard one bark, but to the point of being disturbing. It's a little hard to get to the hotel, and it is isolated on a little service road. A GPS will take you right to the door.
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