The hotel is quite dated and in desperate need of renovations. But I guess you get what you pay for as the rates for this hotel are quite cheap.
Pros: Convenient location off the highway, not very expensive. Discount Valleyfair tickets available here. Free wi-fi internet but it was very slow to load pages.
Cons: No hairdryers or irons in the room, beds were very uncomfortable, thin towels that had holes in them. I never understand why some hotels only put out two large bath towels for a family of four? Our air conditioner sounded like a jet taking off it was so loud. I honestly thought the fan was going to blow or fly out of the air conditioner. But the pro to the loud air conditioner, was the fact it drowned out the noise of the kids running up and down the hall.
Free breakfast? I don't know about you, but I don't feed my teenagers coffee and donuts for breakfast. That was what was available.
Another odd event happened while staying here. We gave our teenagers money to call a taxi to take them to Valleyfair as we had to leave early that morning to watch the PGA Championships. I spoke to the front desk clerk the evening before and she called the company to find out it would cost them $28 to get there.
The next morning, the kids went to the front desk and asked the front desk clerk to call a taxi for them. A man showed up, shook hands with the front desk clerk and my kids said there was an exchange of money. Our teens heading into the "taxi" which was the drivers own personal vehicle. He told my children his taxi had broken down and he was using his own vehicle for the day. He took them to Valleyfair but did not go past the gate and let them out across the parking lot saying they could walk because he did not know how to get in the Valleyfair parking lot. My daughter thought the whole thing was strangely bizarre and yes, so did I. Not sure what is going on with that but I am not the least bit impressed about how that went down.
We won't be staying here again in the future but if a family is looking for a cheap place to crash and doesn't need any amenities, this is the hotel for them.
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