According to most of the reviews online, as well as my past experiences, I figured that I would have to find a hotel off of the I-65 corridor to escape the crime-ridden hotels off of Airport Blvd. and Government Blvd. So, stupidly, I decided to look at Tillman's Corner.
On my meager budget, I figured I would try out the Red Roof inn. The reviews weren't bad, and the location seemed to be away from the riff-raff of the rest of Mobile. Here is my experience.
Upon arrival (around 7 pm), I went to check in, and the lobby was locked. I had to conduct my check-in through a sliding drawer in a bullet-proof glass window. That, along with the 4 or 5 broken-down cars sitting in the parking lot next to the lobby, should have been my first hint as to what I had gotten myself into.
The room was acceptable, but not great. It reaked of mold, and the air conditioner was very noisy. There was an extreme lack of basic amenities, such as an iron, that has been previously mentioned. However, I guess you get what you pay for. I was placed in a room as far as possible from the front desk, which was pretty inconvenient, and it was pretty scary being stuck in the back of the motel. Overall, the area in general seemed scary; I had a hard time sleeping that night for fear of a break-in.
When I woke up the next morning, I itched all over. It felt like I had picked up chiggers from the bed. This itching continued for 2 days following my stay.
Anyways, the motel overall was acceptable; however, I wish I had paid the extra money to stay in the adjacent Holiday Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Extend A Suites is a newly renovated hotel with a beautiful location on the west side of Mobile.We provide a great setting for long and short term guest with nightly and weekly rates. Our hotel has King, Queen and Double rooms and we have rooms that are pet friendly. Our staff is friendly and love to help you with any needs. We have employees on property 24/7, laundry and vending on site and flat screen TVs. Give us a chance to be your home away from home. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Red Roof Inn Mobile South Hotel Mobile
- Mobile Red Roof Inn