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“Friendly Clerks, Unfriendly Building” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Apple Garden Inn
Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Ashland
Norfolk, VA
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150 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Friendly Clerks, Unfriendly Building”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2010

The desk clerk at check in was friendly, efficient, and accommodating. The room was generally clean, although it would have flunked a white glove test. The wireless access was strong and consistent. This was by far the lowest priced motel through the roadside coupon books.

But a lot of the details were lacking. The towels were very small and threadbare. The walls were paper thin and a lot of noise from outside made it into the room, especially when other guests were hanging outside of the neighbor’s door. The room door could only be opened when holding the handle in a certain manner. The room floor creaked with every step. The fridge had no shelves. There was no phone in the room. And even though it didn’t affect me, there was a summons taped on the door of a nearby unit, implying that someone was there long enough to make this a permanent address.

Because of the friendly staff, I wanted to score this motel higher, but the flaws in the building were too glaring to ignore. Only extraordinarily tolerant budget travelers should try this place.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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Maryland, USA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2010

When we came into Virginia from the south, we stopped at the first tourist info place in Virginia and got their list of places to stay. We wanted to get past Richmond, so Ashland sounded good. This was listed as among those in that area. At $29.95 plus tax for a double with fridge, microwave and WiFi, it sounded good and we were noe disappointed.

The breakfast the next morning was just coffee and a couple of cupcakes, but I didn't really expect much, considering how little we were paying. With tax, it came to just $35.

Although it is near a couple of chain restaurants, there are some locally owned ones across the street and around the corner. Asking directions to the local Wal-Mart took us past a couple really interesting looking ones.

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Apple Garden Inn
Address: 101 S Carter Rd, Ashland, VA 23005-2234
Region: United States > Virginia > Ashland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #12 of 13 Hotels in Ashland
Number of rooms: 48

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