We were in DeKalb for a cheer competition and all hotels in area were run down, but we stayed here because it was rated #1 on tripadvisor. Hotel smelled strongly of cigarette smoke upon check in, it is a very small hotel so the smell is in everything, even the non-smoking rooms. Hotel is behind on repairs, has spackle all around bathroom and is in severe need of some paint. Food stains on walls, I think there was a poop stain on my mattress cover(was checking for bed-bugs). Sound travels down hall and is very loud anytime someone goes in and out of room, could hear neighbors talking all night and early in the morning. Dirty bathroom, had pubic hair on toilet, and dirt in tub. Pillow case also had questionable dark spots all over it. They are building a brand new Hampton Inn that is supposed to be ready in early 2014.