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Days Inn College Park
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in College Park
State College, Pennsylvania
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53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Not bad for the price”
Reviewed 26 March 2010

The hotel doesn't look very nice from the outside, but once inside, it's a little better. I was pleasantly surprised by our room which was in the main building, the room was a nice size, as was the bed and the bathroom was nice also. The location of the hotel is ok, it's very close to the U of Maryland metro station, which is convenient, but otherwise our room was right next to the road which was very loud obviously. The breakfast is ridiculous, there are no choices at all, three choices of bread and three choices of sweets. Location ok, room was nice and the staff was helpful but not exactly very friendly. Overall, good for the price.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2007

Did not expect much due to rate paid in comparison with other area hotels but did expect some decent service and cleanliness. Stayed in 2 separate rooms - first was decent, second was dirty. Carpets felt wet upon arrival, stains on walls outside door and in room, rusted tissue dispenser in bathroom, tub stopper missing. Smell of marijuana upon arrival at second room was enough to knock you over. Reported it to front desk and was met with total indifference - was asked if I wanted to check out since they were totally booked. Eventually a maintenance man came and sprayed air freshner. Desk clerk upon check in to second room was down right rude - didn't tell us where the room was, breakfast times, etc. Door keys often did not work - took several tries to make them work. Out of towners will need to find their own information as many of the staff do not speak English. Have stayed at other Ramadas and was pleased. The extra money for a more upscale hotel will be well worth it in College Park.

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  • Disliked — Indifference/nastiness of staff, condition of property
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled on business
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Travellers are raving about these College Park hotels

Rockville, Maryland
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 8 September 2006

I am a student at UMD and recently had some friends from Europe stay with me for a few nights. They wanted to go take a few days to just relax in a hotel and wanted a cheap one. I figured why not stay nearby so they could come back. I was a little skeptical about booking this based on the reviews but they said they can deal with it and if its that bad they will go somewhere else for the 2nd and 3rd nights. Well it was $80 a night with tax and they saw the room and it was plenty sufficient. 2 double beds, tv, iron board and iron, coffee maker, etc. Free continental breakfast with toast, cereal, etc. free newspaper. And the have a pool. It is close enough to things that they could walk 15 minutes to get to some stores or take a taxi and be down at the shopping center a mile away for 8 dollars. To get to the nearest metro station you can get a bus or taxi which are not hard at all. Oh and it is clean and certainly not disgusting.

Being British they have lower expectations for hotels as hotels in the UK are not as nice. However I saw the room for myself and lay on the bed. It was plenty decent. Sure it is not a 5 star hotel but for the cost it serves its purpose just fine. In College Park there is the Hampton Inn which gets better reviews but is nearly twice the price as this hotel. Just remember what you are paying and keep that in mind.

  • Liked — CHEAP!
  • Disliked — not the most attractive place
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled with friends
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Vancouver, WA
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 17 July 2006

This motel claimed on their website to be "Close to the Metro Station." We booked our trip to D.C. through BWI, and had no trouble getting from the airport to the Greenbelt Metro, which was advertised as close to the motel. What we found instead was a city bus, that could get us within .5 mile of the motel, which ran only once an hour. We ended up dragging our six kids and luggage up a hill and across the busiest street EVER to get there. The staff was consistently unhelpful all week, even to the point of refusing to come up and cut off a luggage lock that we inadvertently snapped shut with our keys inside the bag. There goes a brand new $125 piece of luggage, which we had to cut through with a pair of toenail clippers to access! They wouldn't even loan us a pair of scissors to get through the lining, and instructed us to call the police for help.

We quickly abandoned the city bus idea when it took us 2.5 hours to get into D.C. on the night of our arrival to meet family for dinner. For the rest of our 8 day stay, we called two cab ridess: one in the morning, and one at night to get us to an from the Metro station, which ran us an extra $50 a day we had not planned on spending. Out of those eight days, we were able to get a van twice, and the rest of the time, we had to take two cabs at a time to accomadate our family. The hotel itself was older than the hills, poorly maintained and the beds were were so hard that they were almost impossible to sleep on.

Although it looked inviting and was part of our criteria for the trip, the pool hours were such that we never did get in (12-8). The busy street in front of the hotel was a nightmare to cross, or for the cab drivers to get out on, all the while the meter was ticking. This street was a main thoroughfare for emergency vehicles, and the sirens never stopped wailing morning noon and night. Although the speed limit was 35, crossing the street took 15 minutes of standing there looking for an opportunity, and then a mad dash across 4 lanes of traffic averaging 65 miles an hour. Overall, we found the staff to be rude, short, and unhelpful, even for customer service issues which were not over and above the normal questions and requests that people make when staying in a motel. An elderly gentleman lost his keys the last day we were there, and was obviously distraught over not being able to access his vehicle to go home to another state. They just stood there behind their little window, and said: "Oh well, sir, I guess you'll have to find someone to help you." and it obviously wasn't going to be one of them, because that would require that they get up off of their rear and actually work. Don't stay here, you'll regret it.

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Reviewed 26 June 2006

Hotel feels more like a prison with heavy security doors and safety glass. The pictures on the website make the hotel seem much more attractive than it really is. There is a heavy odor of masked cigarette smoke in the lobby and hallways. Would not recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed June 2006, travelled on business
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Reviewed 18 February 2006

This is a terrible hotel owned by an indian family. 1. The room is not clean with terrible smell. 2. The room is extremely small and the bed is not comfortable. 3. Terrible breakfast food. Many ants in the dining room, inside the joice machine, inside the milk, around the bagels. I can not eat, and then I told the manager. He told me to ignore the ants and eat the food. He poured me some juice, remove the ants and said it is O.K. to drink. Unbelievable. ... Never stay in this hotel and do not eat their free breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Property: Days Inn College Park
Address: 9113 Baltimore Avenue, I-95 & Route 1 South, College Park, MD 20740 (Formerly Ramada Limited College Park)
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Region: United States > Maryland > College Park
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in College Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn College Park 2*
Number of rooms: 82
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