I am never one to complain too much about where I stay. I had my reserves about booking this place because lets face it, it is a Motel 6. I looked past the name, saw they were reasonably priced and saw on expedia that the reviews were all fairly good. It seemed that the only negatives were the thin towels, no hair dyer, and the train. I can live with all of these. I assume they recently remodeled so that as well influenced my booking. We were staying for 3 nights total to go to Cedar Point and Soak City.
Upon pulling up, you can already see that its a little bit on the dingy side. We checked in and manager decided to help a guy who worked there with directions to somewhere rather than us. He gave us a our room finally and the bed sheets were filthy. The plumbing was slow. We immediately ask to switch rooms. The manager gave us another room saying "this was their best room". Well, same exact scenario, but now the plumbing worked. Bedspread was filthy. The paneling on the shelving was peeling off. The shelf that held the towels in the bathroom was put up so crooked that it just appears that though they had a renovation, no effort was put in.
We said we would suck it up and deal. We left to go out to lunch, the mall, played some mini golf. Came back to the room at around 9:00pm. A gentleman was hanging outside the door and asks if we have a cigarette and that was it for me.I now see the clientele and don't feel safe.
And the train, holy smokes, no joke is beyond loud because it has to toot its horn everytime it passes.
At 10:00pm, we left, checked out and no one at the desk even asked if there was a problem.The only thing said was "wow, this is the earliest someone has checked out". We checked into the Hilton Inn that is on the main strip there and I couldn't be more happy. Though it cost a lot more a night, for my safety, cleanliness, it was well worth it.
I know I should of known better to stay here really because of the "name" and the price but relied on the reviews I found and said "it can't be that bad". Well it was and I will go with my gut feeling instead next time around.
Luckily I wasn't penalized for cancelling the reservation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Motel 6 Sandusky - Huron is located off I-2 exit Rye Beach Rd. Amusement parks, golf and the beach are within 3 miles. Our smoke-free modern rooms include a 32 inch LCD TV and free Wi-Fi. Enjoy our indoor heated pool, conference room and truck parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Microtel Huron
- Microtel Hotel Huron
- Huron Microtel
- Motel 6 Sandusky-Huron Ohio