I had a King "Pet Friendly" room for 5 days/4 nites. Check in was at 3pm. I arrived at 4:15 only to be told my room would not be ready for about another hour & could I go take a ride somewhere & grab a bite to eat? Are you kidding? I had a dog with me & I was tired. The desk clerk finally asked the maids to clean my room right away. When I asked if I would get a discount for the inconvenience of not being able to check into my room until 2+ hours after checkin time, I was told that I already got a good rate on my room. I advised the clerk that one had nothing to do with the other & he told me to take it up with the manager. Terrible customer service!!! I didn't even bother as I figured I would get the same answer from the manager.
The rug in my room was disgusting!! I walked across the room barefoot twice & my feet were black. Wear slippers! I kept washing my dogs' paws because the rug was so dirty & I laid towels down on the floor so we could walk across the room. When was the last time they cleaned the rug? And I don't mean vacuumed, I mean CLEANED!
The room itself was very clean and surprisingly quiet considering the 'pet friendly' rooms face the highway, I didn't hear any street/highway noise at all. The bed was really comfortable!
TV was old, bad reception but lots of cable channels. They need to update.
When I asked what was so pet friendly about the room, clerk replied "nothing", just that they are all located in the same area. There is nothing pet friendly about this hotel other than they allow them. It's a big joke. They charge a flat rate of $35 per pet which I think is quite high and you get nothing in return for that. Not even doggie waste bags or a dog walking area.
Breakfast consisted of hard boiled (or rubber) eggs, stale danish & muffins. They must buy in bulk at the beginning of the week & keep putting out the same food until it's gone. There were 4 kinds of dry (& stale) cereal. Milks, juices, coffee, & tea. The only thing fresh was the fruit-bananas, apples, oranges & grapefruit (sometimes).
The hotel is situated in an awkward location which you cannot get to from across the road. If you are coming from the east, you have to go over the highway & make a u-turn to get back, sitting through several lights. It's quite annoying & time consuming.
Other than that, it is located in an area that has many stores/restaurants including walmart & target being only about a mile away.
Not a terrible hotel but there are better.
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