I'm a 65 year old female, solo traveler who also owned a popular Bed & Breakfast on Cape Cod for ten years. I came to Burlington for two nights to celebrate a friend's wedding. When I drove up and saw the exterior of this hotel, I wondered if I could actually bring myself to check-in. Believe me, first impressions are important, but as they say, you can't always judge a book by it's cover. The bottom line is...I had a VERY comfortable stay, was impressed with the service and personnel and would come back in a heartbeat. Let me give you the downsides first. The building is well located, but it's old, has no architectural value and absolutely no landscaping. There wasn't a flower in sight in late May. The exterior maintenance was marginal at best and you had to drive by a shoddy dumpster area to reach the lobby at the rear of the building. It is anything but welcoming. When I walked in, after a five hour ride, I was immediately hit with the not so pleasant odor of an over chlorinated swimming pool, which is situated behind a glass wall right off the reception. Lastly, the dated, shiny polyester bedspread was a sizable turnoff. As for the soundproofing, I noticed the noise, but wasn't really disturbed by it. Let's talk about why I'd come back. Every single personal need was met and then some. I was warmly greeted by a lovely receptionist with a sincere smile. I dreaded the number of trips I'd have to make to get my stuff from the car to the room and asked if they offered a rolling rack/cart. CHECK I requested a room well above ground level, as I sleep with the windows open and need to feel safe. CHECK Cleanliness is a huge priority. CHECK I'd rather bathe than shower and enjoy a nice wide tub, plenty of hot water and great water pressure. CHECK. Quite frankly, other than the quality of the toilet paper, the immaculate bathroom fit my needs to a tee. There were two of everything, even boxes of Kleenex. My bedroom was great, I slept with my sliding glass door open all night, the bed was very comfy and the sheets were cotton, white as the driven snow and crisp and fresh. Every light worked, as did the air-conditioner and the TV reception was superb with a multitude of channels. I was happy to find a safe in the closet big enough to hold a laptop. I enjoyed slipping out of my room, grabbing a Coke from the machine and finding ice for my ice bucket right next door. I didn't want for a thing...I even got a call from the accommodating gal at the front desk asking me if I was comfortable and if she could help in any way. The yummy waffles at breakfast were a nice surprise. The diningroom offered cheerful, updated decor, was pristine, and the staff made sure all the breakfast items were continually stocked. The coffee however was not consistent, my first cup was acceptable, second cup very weak and not drinkable. The WIFI is free at this Day's Inn and the indoor pool water appeared to be crystal clear. If only they'd get rid of the big plastic trash bin at the entrance and replaced it with two big pots of flowers.
I had a terrific experience with # 214.
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