Traveling as a family with our 20 month old son, we stay in suites as often as possible for the extra amenties (mini-fridge, microwave, etc.) and the extra room to put him to sleep in.
Arriving at the apparently new Scottish Inn near Hershey Park, we were dismayed to find that our 'suite' was not a suite at all, merely a slightly larger room with a larger bathroom, for people with disabilities; an important, necessary facility to have, but not really what we were hoping for. There was, of course, no fridge or microwave, and none available.
Of the two air-conditioning units in our room, one was unplugged (not working we were told) and the other turned itself off and on all night--completely off, not just the cooling, but the fan as well, meaning we pretty much woke up everytime it kicked back on during the night (we purchased a table fan from Target the next day to distract us from the AC).
Getting ready next morning, or son quickly discovered that the door to our room didn't stay locked from the inside--if you pulled down on it's handle, it unlocked, and since there was no latch or chain on the door, it quickly became a game of "can I get the door open and run out into the hallway before Mom and Dad get dressed?"--he loved it!
Arriving at the complimentary breakfast, we asked the front desk for a high chair, to which we were told "that's the one thing we don't have". We could only laugh. Breakfast again, became a great ' run around the lobby, head for the automatic front doors' game.
Finally, as an apparent amenity, they leave coffee on the burner in the lobby all day and into the evening. If they had an air pot, complimentary coffee would be a great idea, but the smell of very old and very burnt coffee that inundated the lobby I found fairly revolting.
On the plus side, the rooms are new and clean, you are allowed to use the swimming pool in the motel next-door, and the staff attempted to be helpful, but I cannot recommend the Scottish Inn if you are travelling with young children, which, being just a few miles from Hershey Park, seems incredibly short-sighted of them.
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