We came from NY state to Tennessee and reserved the room at the Southwood months ahead of time. Choose the motel only on past online reviews. Upon approach we were a little concerned because we saw the sign and the motel is positioned behind a "rustic" gas station. While driving up the driveway, the motel was looking better and better. Landscaped and fresh paint and trim. Recepitionist was GREAT!! Very friendly and the southern hospitatility at its height. Room is older, but very clean, neat, and well arranged. Older TV's but we did not drive all the way south to watch TV. First morning went to the dining room for the Free breakfast expecting cereal and toast - Boy were we wrong!!! The owner was there making HOMEMADE sausage gravy and biscuits!!! If that was not enough, as we finished we were offered Cinnamon Buns - fresh out of the oven. We stuffed ourselves on them and they were unbelievable. When we tried to take a shower the hot water was not functioning in our shower faucet. The staff got us a key for an open room and allowed us to shower there - fixing the faucet that day while we were out sightseeing. The staff was appologetic and had given us multiple options including a new room. Service was above an beyond anything we have experienced at any of the "chain" hotels. While in town, you must go to Adamsville and check out the real Buford Pusser Legacy and museum.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a hotel that has a friendly enviroment. We have a free continental breakfast, microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, and coffee makers in each room. We hope to see you there. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Southwood Hotel Selmer