We took a motorcycle trip from Washington, DC, to Fontana Dam, NC at the end of April '06, and decided to split the ride down in half. We compared the different hotels that we found in the Mt. Airy area, and this one seemed to be the best- especially after spotting a review written by another bike owner.
After sitting on a motorcycle for 8 hours, our room seemed almost like a 4 star hotel to me! It's very clean and comfortable, and the staff has the Carolina friendliness that I love. I tend to be wary of cheaper hotel chains, mostly because I'm extremely picky/sensitive/whatever you want to call it, about bathrooms and their cleanliness- this one totally passed the test!
There is also a cheap truck stop diner just down the hill, that we walked to. We got (my favorite!) yummy sweet tea, and burgers that were huge and cheap, and a friendly waitress.
In the morning, my husband discovered that he needed a tire replaced on the bike, and the front desk was helpful in giving him info on local motorcycle repair shops- I think it was a Yamaha dealership that we wound up going to, who took us right away and had us on the road in 2 hours. Great guys!
Overall, I'd say this is a great stopover point for a comfy, clean room and a good night's sleep. We'll definitely go back next year!More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking