I'm currently visiting relatives in Hammond and Calumet City for Thanksgiving and needed a safe, clean, and comfortable room for me and my rat terrier without breaking the bank.
I originally booked a room at the Motel 6 (formally Super 8) in Lansing that I booked for an average $45 per night, but the place was a horrific dump. My "non-smoking room" smelled like a 24hr pool hall and had busted ceiling plaster, my view outside my room included used baby diapers thrown out the window, and my neighbors vigorous lovemaking vibrated through the wall and my bed. Top all of this off with non-working wifi and a cast of sketchy looking people including the desk person, needless to say I had to get the h*ll out that the fleabag place.
My sister told me about the Magnuson Hotel on Calumet Ave and drove me over. Yes, as others have mentioned the hotel is very dated. However, what sold me was the exceptonally clean and organized lobby, clean carpets and walls, and most importantly the very professional and pleasant service provided by the pretty ladies at the desk. The staff that checked me in got me in a nice and cozy king room that was close to an entrance to make walking the dog convenient. The cost per night for me was $55 plus a one-time $10 charge for my per.
Factoring in the high level of service provided, exceptionally clean rooms and facilities, free hot breakfast, Free Wifi, on-site laundry, and being pet friendly, this IS an excellent value.
The Magnusen Hotel strikes the right balance between comfort, quality, and cost and is what makes it an excellent value. If the hotel was new and provided the same amenities, it would easily cost $80 and higher, plus the higher pet charge.
Im pleased with my stay and highly recommend this hotel to those who need an affordable yet comfortable place to stay.
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