We were initially pleased, but that turned a bit sour by check out the next day (today). Price is great compared to other hotels in area. However, hair in the shower (lots), and an un-stocked and maintained breakfast area really put a damper on our overnight travel stay.
Our shower had almost the entire back wall covered in a previous guest(s) hair. It was very disgusting, and there is no way you could have cleaned that shower and not have noticed. It was about a 1 foot X 2 foot stretch of hair. I will share the picture of the shower with the check out staff/manager shortly. I will also try to post the picture after our vacation.
Once we cleaned that, and got our family around to go down for breakfast at 9 a.m. we were greeted by a continental breakfast out of stock on many items. No yogurt, low cereal, breads and toast. Out of coffee, etc... Two lady workers were talking at the check in desk next to the breakfast area, so I told them about what was out and asked them to restock. They said they would get someone. They were polite, but then simply went back to talking. The table we had to sit at was also fairly covered in a kids spilled syrup.
About a half hour later (a half hour all the while two workers are just standing there at check in talking...and with breakfast ending at 10 a.m.), another lady came up and started restocking and making coffee. At that point my family was done eating, and we simply left. I guess I will get breakfast and coffee elsewhere.
The price and location are very good. There are plenty of restaurants nearby by, as well as numerous other hotels. There is also a small water park, mini-golf and go-cart track literally 1 block away. Unlike some hotels, the high speed internet was truly high speed, and signal strength is very good. On top of that, and the reason for our stay here, Cahokia Mounds is about 5 minutes from here, and the St. Louis Arch only about 15 minutes from here. However, I am not sure we would stay here again after the shower incident and the breakfast stocking problem.
We are about to check out right now, and were going to reserve a room for when we travel back through on our way home (we are doing Cahokia Mounds on our way out to our vacation destination, and stopping back in the area on our way home from vacation in a week to visit the St. Louis Arch). Originally we were going to stay here both times, but we decided to hold off and think about it. I guess we have a week to decide.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a non-smoking hotel located just 10 minutes from downtown St. Louis that offers rooms with 1 king bed or 2 queen beds, handicapped accessible rooms with 1 king bed or 2 queen beds,2 suites with a king bed and a hot tub in the bed room and 2 rooms with 2 queen beds that have jet tubs. We provide a full breakfast from 6AM - 10AM daily that consists of: danish, muffins, wheat toast, raisin bread, english muffins, oatmeal ready made, biscuits and gravy, cheese and western omelets, boiled eggs, yogurt, apples, 2 kinds of waffles, 4 kinds of cereal, apple and orange juice. Coffee is provided 24 hours in the lobby. All our rooms come with a microwave, mini-fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, iron and ironing board. We also provide a safe in our rooms for our guest belongings should they need it. We have a heated swimming pool that is opened from 8AM to 10PM daily. There is free WIFI throughout the hotel with no passwords required. There are plenty of eating establishments surrounding us- Arby's, White Castle, Bandana'a BBQ, Ravinelli's(Italian), Burger King, Applebees, Pizza Hut, Ruby Tuesday's, Bob Evans, Denny's, Zappata's(Mexican) and Golden Coral to name a few. We are just 1 mile from a Super Walmart that is opened 24 hours. We accept all major cerdit cards and cash. If you would chose to pay in cash, there will be a $100.00 cash deposit required- which will be returned upon check out, providing there is no damages or smoking in the rooms. ... more less
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