I've stayed at the Manor Motel several times over the past two years and have written highly positive reviews about them. This last stay however, things weren't so good, primarily because of the unit I stayed in, and so I'm suggesting travelers avoid #9. It is quite small and doesn't have the kitchenette some of the other units have. However, the room has a "tower" of appliances tucked in the corner - coffee maker, microwave, and refrigerator. Across the room is the TV and portable heater. Not one of these things was plugged in, so after arriving late at night, I had to literally get on my hands and knees trying to figure out which plug went to which appliance.
The main problem, however, was noise. I was awakened at 2:30 am by a conversation going on outside about 50 feet away. Then at about 5:30 am, continuous heavy street traffic began. I'm a light sleeper and use earplugs so neither of these things should have been a problem. And noise has never been a problem at this motel on past stays.
Also, while views are not really important to me when traveling, the bathroom in Unit 9 looks out onto garbage cans and a huge pile of discarded tires.
Finally, in term of value, rates at all Ashland motels/hotels go up during the peak season. But the Manor Motel's higher rates coupled with minimal sleep will make me explore other options on my Ashland stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Manor Motel is a quaint 40’s style motel located in a quiet garden setting. Originally, the motel was a 1940’s auto court with its own distinctive style. We are within a short walk to the Shakespeare Theater, restaurants and The Plaza (downtown Ashland).The Manor features 12 one- and two-bed units, seven of which have fully equipped kitchens, and five that are equipped with mini-fridges, microwaves, and coffeemakers. We have shaded picnic areas with tables and chairs for your leisurely enjoyment. All rooms have direct dial telephones, cable television, free wireless internet, and air conditioning. All rooms are 100% smoke-free.Helman Street Guest House and Studios consists of three units. The main house is a charming early 1900's two bedroom/two bathroom that can comfortably sleep up to five guests. It is only three short blocks from the Plaza, resaurants, and theaters. The large master bedroom, located on the ground floor, has a luxurious king-size bed, its own television, and the large master bathroom. The second bathroom is also downstairs and has a vintage claw-foot bathtub/shower combination. The second bedroom is a sweet upstairs room with natural light, a queen-size bed, and a twin-size bed. Rollaway beds and air mattresses are available at the request of larger parties. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Manor Hotel Ashland