We rented a whirlpool/fireplace suite on a Saturday night for a little romantic getaway. I saw that the hotel was less than a mile from Medieval Times, so I thought this would be a perfect weekend trip for my sweetie & me to celebrate his birthday. Plus, I had seen the reviews here on Trip Advisor, and in particular the breakfast buffet sounded fabulous.
PROS: Check-in was fast & easy, and Joanna at the front desk was quite friendly. (She had us laughing from the minute we stepped up to the front desk.) She gave us a coupon for $2 off American Taxi service. The room was nice, especially the whirlpool. Perfect for a romantic night for two. There was a free manager's reception from 5-7pm with potato chips, pretzels, and free beverages. The front lobby had fridges stocked with soda pop, booze, and frozen meals which can be charged to the room. The room had a microwave & a minifridge (always nice amenities).
CONS: Our room was right next to the highway, and the traffic noise got a little loud at night. The hotel had a shuttle van parked outside, but I'm not sure what it is used for, because we were told that there is NO shuttle service from the airport, from the train station, or to/from Medieval Times. For $180 a night plus, it seems like the least the hotel could do is shuttle us less than one mile to Medieval Times! And the breakfast buffet was not even worth getting out of bed for. Donuts, cold cereal, scrambled eggs, biscuits... I guess if you like loading up on carbs in the AM, this would be good for you. I thought it was awful. Even the orange juice sucked--it was basically orange-colored water. After reading so many rave reviews of their breakfast spread here on the site, I felt let down. This had been a major selling point for us.
SUMMARY: Although we had a good experience with the whirlpool suite, I feel the hotel's amenities were severely lacking. Rather than giving us free potato chips & watered down OJ, how about providing your paying guests transportation to local businesses or to the airport? This place was nice for a one-night getaway, but if you're staying in the area for more than a day, you might want to try a place that offers you more value for your money.
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