I had to work out of town and I was driving by and spotted the Relax Inn. It didn't look so bad from the outside plus it was right off Memorial Drive, which is near the mall (don't let the location fool you). It was $50 plus tax for the night. I didn't have high expectations (ex: swimming pool, Internet, etc) for a hotel that was this cheap per night. Simply be clean. My (non smoking) room was located in the back facing Memorial Drive near a dumpster. I thought it was a little creepy since I was the only one on this side, but I figured I was being over dramatic. I walked inside and instantly smelled a gross odor. I don't know how to describe it. I noticed the plastic AC cover on the floor so I pick it up and put it back on. It was no big deal to me. I look over at the bed and the headboard is literally falling off the wall and the bed wasn't even fully made. So I walk over to that area, and there's a half eaten snickers bar and other pieces of food behind the bed. The bathroom was also gross. You could see the dirt where the bathtub hasn't been cleaned in awhile. They also reuse the toilet paper roll from prior guests, which I find disgusting. Underneath the sink in the cabinet, it was nothing but dust and spots where the sink is leaking. The kitchen area was also disgusting. The cabinets were dusty and the kitchen floor had spots which looked like dried blood (which I don't know what it really was, but it wouldn't surprise me). The carpet had many stains and the walls had spots everywhere. If the room was properly cleaned, these spots wouldn't have been on the walls or the bathroom tile. You could tell they don't move stuff around to clean because you can see the thick dust near around furniture. I lasted maybe 5 minutes in this room before I left to get a refund. It was the dirtiest hotel room that I've ever been to. Some of the people I seen around the hotel looked shady. I went into the lobby to get my money back and the clerk was surprised I would want to leave. He replied "why you not want to stay here?". I was polite and just said I'd like to stay somewhere else, this just isn't what I expected. I told him about the headboard and what not. He insisted I check out a "nicer room" which was right across the from the lobby. I told him I wasn't interested, but he handed me a key anyways. So I walked over to the room just to appease him. This room was just as dirty as the other room. I walked back into the lobby and said I still want my money back. After trying to get me to look at yet another room, he hesitantly went back to give me my money back. As I was leaving, the cops was pulling in. I spent a extra $30 and stayed at the Baymont Inn. This hotel was not even worth the $50 or the 1 star rating. I would sleep in my car before I would ever even consider coming back to this place! Everything was dirty and out dated. I should've read some reviews first, then I would've never been in this situation! This place is as bad as the reviews say it is!
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- Also Known As:
- Relax Hotel Lancaster
- Relax Inn Lancaster, Ohio