My wife and I stayed here for one night so that we could attend a concert at the Corn Exchange in Cambridge, which was a quick and straightforward bus ride away. As such the location and proximity of the hotel were our main criteria for choosing this location. Those of you you have stayed at a Travelodge before know what to expect and this one was no different, clean, perfectly acceptable for a night or two, and very reasonably priced. This particular hotel has been recently refurbished so looks and feels quite modern.
Room-wise I would suggest you ask for one on the top floor, and at the back of the hotel, as this appeared to offer the best position with regard to quietness.
The BIG problem with this hotel however is the limited car parking (51 spaces (underground) and on a 'first come, first served' basis). We paid the additional £10 charge for an early check into our room which meant that the car park had spaces available when we arrived at 12:45PM. However be careful, a number of the spaces leave part of the car exposed to things being dropped onto the cars from the windows of the rooms above at the rear of the hotel, so best to avoid these if you have any concerns of somebody dropping their 'tinny' out of the 4th floor window straight onto your bonnet. Quite why there are not 'catch nets' installed above this area I do not know... NO RECORD is kept of your car registration number so if there are any issues with your vehicle the hotel staff do not know who to contact. When we came down to our car this morning the car park was 'over full' as the result of lazy, inconsiderate, selfish people abandoning their cars anywhere and preventing others from getting out of the car park (Yes you idiots who parked by the bicycle racks, and the complete numbskull who parked actually on the car park down ramp...)
If you can't get in the car park then you are forced to take your chances in the local (very congested) neighbourhood (I wouldn't) or park in the Grafton Centre car park at £24.00 for anything over 5 hours...
So to sum up, if you are on foot, have a company car / get your car parking refunded, or have an 'old banger' then this may acceptable to you. I don't so I will not be staying again, which is a pity really because the hotel was actually pretty good for the price we paid.
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