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Astro Motel
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Hutchinson
Lenexa, Kansas
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23 reviews
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“Run run”
Reviewed 24 July 2013

I used the reviews here to make my decision and make reservations here. As we drove into town and got closer to the hotel, I started to feel very uneasy. The hotel is in not a very good part of town. The parking garage had a man by the garbage dump drinking a beer, another man roaming the parking lot that seemed up to no good. The glass in the office seemed to have been broken and there was a tarp covering the window that seemed to have been there for a long, long time. I called and cancelled and went to the Holiday Inn. I rather lose the day rental fee than my life! These reviews do not seem to be real ones, there is no way all these people had such a wonderful experience there.

Stayed July 2013, travelled on business
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Katy, Texas
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

Since the first phone call Jay has been very nice. Very helpfull and willing to do whatever it takes to help make my stay better.He keeps rooms very clean and allways wants to know if you need anything. He has helped with many problems for me being new to town. His family always greats you with a smile and very polite.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Gardner, Kansas
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 29 June 2013

We stayed for one night and found the motel was exactly what we were looking for. Clean room, friendly staff, and affordable rates. The location was great for walking to dinner.

If you are expecting the Ritz you may be disappointed, but for a nice room for a night the Astro delivered. Would stay again the next time we come through Hutchinson.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin, United States
1 review
Reviewed 23 June 2013

June 23,2013 We came from Minnesota and Wisconsin to spend some time with a neice and grand daughter, this hotel was very nice. They were very hospitable, clean rooms and they called every morning to see if we needed anything. The pool was very nice and clean. They had coffee ready at all times!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Woodward, OK
2 reviews
Reviewed 16 April 2013

I stayed here for two nights, and originally booked because of it's proximity to the AmTrack station. I had to stay an extra night because of a missed connection in Chicago, and that was no problem. The family who runs it are very friendly and helpful, and the place is spotless and well maintained. I much prefer these independents to the chains and will call them first next time I need to come to Hutch. The rooms and area are quiet too, something you don't always get in a downtown. You can walk to get nearly anything you might want, and the neighbourhood it's in is completely safe and well kept, and it's very easy to find coming off any highway...Having a computer in the lobby for guests to use was very helpful, and it has a printer/fax on it...

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 18 February 2013

Isn't the Holiday Inn but it's got good service, friendly help, clean rooms. For an independant motel I would give it an A rating. Thank you to the mangement for the 10 month stay that we were there. I would recommend this motel and will be returning any time that we come to Hutchinson Ks. If you are a company with working crews for extended stays you will be happy with this motel . We had a kitchenette and everything worked and the mangement made our stay away from home very enjoyable.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Portland, Oregon, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2013

I booked this hotel for the same reason a lot of you looking are thinking about; it's cheap and it has almost suspiciously good reviews. While it was not horrific (I did stay here four nights, didn't go running after walking in) I would not stay here again. I will try to paint a fair picture of my stay below.

I'll start off with the good; the rooms (I ended up in two rooms over my four nights) were both clean and had the basic things you expect at a hotel room (microwave, mini-fridge, beds, etc) and the staff were friendly. However, the rooms are extremely run down, with many chips in the shower tile, stains on the bathroom ceiling, etc. They are also very dated, if that matters to you. Up to this point I was still ok, I mean you get what you pay for right? Plus I'm not here to be wowed by the decor I'm here because I need a bed and a door..

Well the first issue came up the second day, the door part. I came home after my first night to find my door was ajar, fortunately all my stuff was still there but that was just good luck. At first I thought maybe I somehow forgot to lock it (which I knew wasn't true but I considered it all the same) until I tested it and found out if you jiggled the door knob from the outside just right you could disengage the lock. This is not only a safety concern when you are out but because the doors only have that one lock (no deadbolt on either room and the 'chain lock' was only in one) that's all you have. While this area of town is hardly shady it wasn't exactly the kind of place some people may be comfortable with poorly functional doors.

As for amenities.. There are few to none; there is a pool but it's outdoors so that's out in the cold months, their breakfast was the minimum you could have and still call it breakfast (a few tupperware containers of cereal, milk and coffee), and what came as a surprise is that there are no tissues. Yes, that box of tissues that is imbedded in that metal thing in the wall of every bathroom of every hotel you've ever stayed at is not here.. Or to be more accurate the metal thing in the wall is, but I was told they do not stock tissues (and you should get your own or use toilet paper). They also keep the heat off in the rooms when there is nobody in them (or at least did in both I stayed in, and I had a reservation, didn't just pop in) which is perhaps ecological but also means when you first arrive in the winter (as I did) the room is as cold if not colder than outside and you have to wait until the heater can take care of things (the heater itself, I should note, is very noisy at nights but does get the rooms warm)

Also, as a few people have mentioned, the parking lot is very, very tight. If you show up when it's crowded it will be extremely difficult to find a spot.

I could go into more nitpicking but those are the notable things. Now the question comes, should one be surprised when they pick the cheapest joint in town that it isn't the Ritz.. I think 'no', but at the same time you are getting so much more for literally a few more dollars. Other people who stayed in town the same time I did for the event we were all at (Nursing school) described their rooms which were in some cases less than five dollars more as being much, much nicer with more amenities.

It should be noted I'm a college student, and accustomed to staying in less than ideal surroundings, but let me just outline quickly what I got for less than ten dollars more a night in Wichita before coming into town:

-A nice room that was properly heated with a nice heater that wasn't overly loud
-Proper shampoo, soap, tissues, etc that you expect to be in a hotel room
-A pool, exercise room, hot tub, etc (though to be fair I didn't use any of them but I was only there one night)
-A secure building with card key locks (this one uses old fashioned 'key' keys) with secure doors and a deadbolt
-A breakfast that included cereal, sausage, bacon, biscuits and gravy, fruit, pastries, coffee, milk, juice, etc

These were the situations described at the other hotels in town too (in fact one has a soup and nacho bar). Yes, they cost more, but in many cases were are literally talking five, maybe ten more dollars a night and I think it's important to consider what you are getting for that small amount extra.

In short, I do understand the concept of getting what you pay for; that, combined with the fact that the rooms were clean and the staff was pleasant is what kept this from being a one star (or I guess green circle thing) review. However, unless you really need to save the small amount of difference between this hotel and the other options, I strongly recommend spending the extra few bucks, it'll be a much nicer stay, heck you'll probably make up the difference on the cost of breakfast alone.

Room Tip: Make sure to test your door lock before settling down cause there are no deadbolts and at least one...
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Astro Motel
Address: 15 E 4th Ave, Hutchinson, KS 67501-6912
Region: United States > Kansas > Hutchinson
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 12 Hotels in Hutchinson
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Astro Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Recently remodeled, the Astro Motel is located in the heart of Downtown Hutchinson, providing quick and easy access to all of Hutchinson's attractions. We accept AAA discounts and offer commercial and weekly rates. And of course, offer friendly service 24/7. ... more   less 
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