My husband and I usually stay in a range of hotels from the typical 3 star Best Western to the 5 diamond 4 Seasons resorts but we are not loosey goosey with our money. When I booked Maples I did my research because I could not understand the outrageous prices at some of the local resorts which were accompanied by bad reviews. The singular point of this trip was purely to spend every waking minute at Cedar Point Amusement Park, we didn't want a cushy room to stay up watching movies etc. We arrived on a red eye and were already exhausted. We were greeted by the very friendly owners who had been honest from the get-go saying this was not some fancy hotel, she offered ear plugs for the train to which I declined as we live in a loud downtown neighbourhood and are used to noise.
The rooms are fine. It's an older motel, the odd peeling wallpaper section or stained carpeting adds character. The place is a bit less than what I would consider to be my usual minimum standard so to feel comfortable I did a thorough check of the room and found it to be as clean as an 80 year old room can be. There were no bugs I could see and no obvious dirt that could have been mopped up. I felt 100% happy and comfortable with my choice and being as exhausted as we were we slept fairly well, mainly because we were close to being unconscious.
BUT if you are not used to a lot of noise or are not comfortable wearing ear plugs the trains are very, very, VERY loud. I actually broke down laughing because it was so loud it was comical. I thought the train was coming through the room because it has to blow its whistle as it passes the crossing just outside the hotel. But, in all fairness I read the reviews and was warned by the owners about the trains and because I was so tired I slept through most of the whistles throughout the night (about once an hour) but if I wasn’t so exhausted from travelling and Cedar Point fun during the day, I would have been tired after a night of train whistles.
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