This is my second time at this hotel this year and I like it even better than the last time. It's clear that the property is far from new but it's also clear that the management is putting a lot of effort into freshening it up. I think the people trashing this property are bothered by tiny things more than I am or have unrealistic expectations for a hotel with "budget" in it's name. Here is what I observed.
Pros: New carpet, paint and wallpaper in the hallways and my room. New bedding including four big, fluffy pillows per bed. The location can't be beat. The staff was super friendly.The price was well within our budget. A breakfast room and fitness center are being built. The water park is great! Not too big, not too small. The lifeguards are friendly. Thick, fluffy towels at the water park. The mattresses are nice and firm, which I like so I slept well. The climate control unit is an older model but still works fine and provides a steady, not too loud, back ground noise which I like when I sleep.
Cons: The water park towels are not allowed to be brought up to your room. The towels in the room are plentiful but thin. No tiny bottles of shampoo, coffee maker or microwave. The TV was an old model that had a slightly fuzzy picture. The night desk clerk and the day desk clerk told me different things about what to do with unused wrist bands that came with the package I bought. Walls are thin.
If old meand bad to you or if you are a very picky traveler, stay some where else, but the price, location and water park keep me coming back and the renovations and cleanliness will make me more excited to return.
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- Lancaster Howard Johnson
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