I stay at a lot of Residence Inns and was looking forward to staying at this property. I note that many of the other reviewers are complimenting the property on items that are standard at all Residence Inn's (e.g. the curved shower bar, having a full kitchen). The first room that I checked into was infested with fleas but the hotel kindly moved me to a different upgraded suite and apologized profusely. And I get it - there are a lot of dogs staying in the hotel (with their owners of course) and it's not like the hotel can have each dog washed before it walks through the doors. The second room I moved into had a musty/dog smell and could have used a good carpet shampooing. Most of the common areas were pristine clean, with the strange exception of the elevator which was covered with the (same) fingerprints just about the entire time we were there. Maybe each cleaning person gets a floor and the elevator is "no man's land"?
However there are many positives that offset the above...the staff is exceptionally friendly and helpful, and the common areas are very well maintained. The fitness center was in good condition and always empty when I used it. The breakfast provided is a cut above most Residence Inns, with a good selection of hot items and excellent replenishment. The location is great - you can walk to shopping, a Burger King next door, and drive quickly to whatever you need (Super Target next door has a good grocery section).
So a bit of a mixed bag...take out the dogs and the place is probably one of the better Residence Inns. But the dogs are there so be warned. I'm doubting that they shampoo the carpets and the sofas (you know the dogs hop up on the sofas) after each checkout. One room had three dogs and an owner staying in it, according to a front desk clerk. I've never seen a Residence Inn with so many dogs.
I'm returning to the area and will try one of the newer Marriott properties...they have opened a couple recently (e.g. Springhill Suites Huntsville West, brand new!) and it will be interesting to compare to the Residence Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- If you are looking for extended stay hotels in Huntsville, AL, you will love the Residence Inn Huntsville. Our all-suite hotel combines the comforts of home with a passion for making every guest feel welcome. We are located near Redstone Arsenal and Madison Hospital, and next to Cummings Research Park - home to Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and other aerospace giants. We're also close to great Alabama attractions like the US Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville Botanical Gardens, and upscale shopping at Bridge Street Town Centre. You'll love our comfortable and spacious suites with separate areas for working, sleeping, eating, and relaxing. Every suite in our Huntsville hotel offers free Wi-Fi, a fully equipped kitchen, 32" flat-screen TV, and sofabed. Start your day with our free hot breakfast buffet. Unwind at our evening socials with complimentary dinner, beer, and wine. And bring your pet - we're pet-friendly. Few Huntsville hotels can top our service and care, so make a reservation today! ... more less
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