We spent one night at the Parkview Motel in July while visiting family in Bardstown.
We were greeted at the office by a woman with dirty nails and smoke breath. She gave us a room with 2 double beds for $80 +tax. No AAA offered, no military discount. I was honestly quite open-minded about the room in the beginning. We usually stay in a more name-brand type hotel, but this seemed more "historical" and old-timey so we thought it might be fun. They even have real keys, like in the olden days!
The room is definitely historical. Like, right out of the early 80's. The decor is terrible. The furniture is old. The room itself smelled musty and stale.
The bathroom was disgusting. The wallpaper and paint are peeling off the walls and the tile floor hasn't been cleaned in ages. The shower head is rusty and not flush with the wall. The bathtub doesn't fit (or wasn't fitted a million years ago), so when you step with your left foot, your right foot is pressed up. And when you step with your right foot, your left foot is raised. It's like surfing and it's basically impossible to stand flat-footed in the shower. The towels are tiny and stained and sort of crunchy from being so old.
The beds are older than I am and left me needing a chiropractic adjustment. I tossed and turned all night and just laid there with a spring in my back, wide awake, writing this review in my head. The best thing I can say about the beds is that I didn't see any bugs. Although I didn't really try to look, fearing I might actually find some.
They advertise "rooms with AC", but what this really means is that there is a window unit built into the wall in the back of the room. I never found that it cooled anything, but just sort of blew around the stale, smelly air.
There's an alarm clock in the room. The only reason I know this is because it went off at 4am. Thanks, housekeeping. Always nice waking up before the sun is out while on vacation.
The "continental breakfast" consisted of 2 plastic containers, one with pieces of bread wrapped in wax paper and the other with some plain donuts. There was a coffee machine with 4 different colored pots. I'm wasn't sure what the color code was all about, nor did I know in which order the coffee was made. I'm pretty sure I chose the oldest coffee.
My kids used the pool. It's one of those old cement pools with the fake grass wrap-around. There was a diving board once upon a time, that's been removed, leaving this steel pole half out of the ground. My kids were most impressed that the deep end was 10'. You never see that anymore.
On the plus side (yes, there's one), there was a newer flat-screen TV. My boyfriend was happy about that.
Overall, I think this motel is ridiculously overpriced for what you get and in desperate need of updates and repairs.