First: the address would not register on our GPS and I didn't use my backup: MapQuest to get us there. So, GPS led us completely out of the way and we travelled through Corning and the backroads to get us there almost an hour after we had gotten off the WRONG exit.
Next: when we finally did pull in to the parking lot, all I could think of was how sketchy this place appeared from the outside. Vending machines in front of the Reception area had handwritten signs letting you know to use at your own risk, as they tend to "eat" your money without spitting anything back out.
We requested extra bath towels, which my husband had to find by himself in the housekeeping room, located in the vicinity of the pool. The towels looked to be at least 10 years old, and, though they were clean, several were in poor condition: ripped, frayed, etc.
When we finally located our room -- after driving through the torn up parking lot without any direction from Reception -- all I could think of was: "my husband has brought me to the finest 1 Star Motel Painted Post has to offer -- isn't that special?". While the room was actually a pretty decent size and appeared fairly neat & clean, I found the bathroom to be subpar. The fixtures were old & tired, the bathtub had rust stains, and many of the tiles were coming apart from the floor. When I used my own hairdryer one morning, within less than a minute, I had blown a fuse and the power was out. The only reason I had used my own hairdryer was that the one provided in the bathroom had no power.
On the issue of power in the room: there are not enough outlets in the room, and I discovered that there were at least 3 power cords (of the home type - not industrial enough for hotel use) that were dangling precariously throughout the room.
Our last night there, I was kept awake by the sound of someone trying to get into our room. Not just once, but at least 4 times.
On the positive side: price was decent, but we have since discovered a slightly better property in the same range, and a little closer to our friends in Painted Post so that when we return, it will not be here. Another positive: they are dog friendly. All the staff we encountered were friendly and accommodating, but were not dressed in anything resembling a uniform.
Would I stay here again? Only if there was no room available at any other hotel/motel within a 5 mile radius.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Americas Best Value Inn Lodge on the Green’s 135 guest rooms are spacious, comfortable and tastefully appointed. We provide an AM/FM alarm clock, personal coffee maker, television with cable including HBO, non-smoking rooms/facilities and truck/RV/Motorcoach parking. We offer a Cold Complimentary Continental Breakfast as well as a seasonal outdoor heated pool open from Memorial Day to Labor Day. We are a pet-friendly hotel, so feel free to bring that extra member of your family along for a small fee. For our business travelers we offer 24 hour copy and fax services, as well as data-ports in every room and free wireless high speed internet access. ... more less
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