My boyfriend and I rented a uhaul going from Georgia to Wisconsin. We were tired and wanted to stop in Nashville. We wanted to find a place with a jacuzzi and the Drake Motel advertised rooms with a jacuzzi so we decided to stay there. We thought although it may be old, it advertised newly renovated rooms. How bad can it be, right? Wrong.
First the Uhaul truck would not fit under their awnning. Although it was late at night the hospitality of the staff at check in was a little dull....to say the least.
The only nice thing about the place was that they had us park the uhaul truck between two cameras....for a good reason. As you will read in the other reviews the extended stay guests are something you see out of a cops.
I am not sure what was "newly renovated". They key cards were from Comfort Suites. The Jacuzzi room was actually two rooms that they tore down a wall to make one room...not a bad idea IF done nicely. The room was not clean at all. There were cigarette burns everywhere...carpeting and bathroom counters. There were cob webs all over on the ceiling. There were things left behind by other guests (rubberband in the bathroom). There was not a remote for the tv. Of the mirrors that were cleaned, it was only partically cleaned...I guess they felt that wiping part of the mirror was good enough. There were caps, napkins, straws behind the microwave. Everything looked run down, no drain stoppers in the sink, wall paper coming apart in the shower. I was worried that if they didn't take the time to clean the whole mirror, how much time did they take to clean the jacuzzi which probably at one point had "paid escort" activity in it.
We are not normally picky people except when it comes to our health and safety. We are the type that we make the most of what we are given. After much hesitation, we "at our own risk" did use the jacuzzi and so far no diseases..."crossing our fingers".
For the quality of the Drake Motel, $80 could have been spent somewhere else where we would have been ensured a good nights sleep.
Lastly, personally, I don't care what star stayed there. But I am curious as to what the movies and music videos used the hotel as....was the music video about a guy who got kicked out of his place and only had $20 bucks to get a room??
Sorry I didn't take pics....wasn't worth the memory in my camera.
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