I booked this room at $42.00 per night plus tax through a points program via my Mastercard for my son and me while visiting family in the area. I pre-paid for the room and presented a voucher upon check-in. The young girl behind the counter did not know what to do with the voucher and we experienced some confusion regarding how to use it.
The Days Inn is more like a two-story motel, where you drive up to your room and enter from the outside. It was right next to the busy 146 freeway and very noisy. I knew we had made a mistake as soon as I looked around the parking lot and caught a glimpse of the clientele. It became quite apparent that this is an extended stay hotel for blue-collar workers in the area. The parking lot was full of big muddy trucks and peculiar looking clientele stomping around in big dirty boots. In fact, several men were using the parking lot as a place to change the oil and fix a flat tire. Really?
The room was extremely tired and run-down and I felt like we had just walked back into 1980. The tube TV didn't work and the fridge and microwave were mustard yellow and appeared to be 20-years old. While the room was fairly clean, the furniture was very worn. Don't walk on the carpet in your bare feet. Gross. Bed was uncomfortable and sheets and comforter had cigarette burn holes. Very disgusted. I didn't sleep at all the first night, as I didn't feel safe. The door didn't seal well and I could see straight outside. I didn't trust the lock.
We were slated to stay a total of four nights, but we checked out the next day. The gentleman at the front desk refused to give me any kind of refund for the remaining nights. He asked why we were departing early and I told him I didn't feel safe here with my 10-year old son.
I later called my credit card who insisted on contacting Days Inn to see if they could get a refund for me. I did receive a very small refund, barely a nights stay. There are plenty other new options in the area.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Americas Best Value Inn and Suites La Porte/Houston, Texas, is situated within the Bay Area of the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. We are conveniently located just off Highway 146 and only about 25 miles away from downtown Houston. The city’s rich history invites you to visit nearby attractions such as the San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site and Battleship USS Texas. Enjoy a leisurely day outside at the Kemah Boardwalk or visit the famous Sunset Sip and Stroll Farmers Market. Golfers can play a round at the scenic Bay Forest Golf Course, named one of the top 20 municipal courses in the state. For your dining pleasure and convenience, Americas Best Value Inn and Suites La Porte/Houston sits among a variety of eating establishments, some within walking distance. Local favorites include Baytown Seafood Restaurant, Blondie’s Bar and Grill, Asian Wok, and Main 101 Grill and Bar. Guests are invited to enjoy the complimentary daily deluxe continental breakfast and coffee in the lobby. Featured hotel amenities include a guest laundry facility and business center. Take a refreshing dip in the seasonal outdoor pool, open from April to October. Take advantage of our business center equipped with computer and the guest laundry facility, open 24 hours. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, stay connected with our complimentary Wi-Fi available throughout the property. Complimentary on-site parking for all types of vehicles with outdoor plug-ins is available. One pet is welcome for a charge. From the privacy of your guestroom, enjoy such home luxuries as a sofa, microwave, mini-fridge, coffeemaker, hairdryer, 40-inch flat panel cable TV with ESPN, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, table and chairs, and free local calls. Please inquire about upgrading to one of our jacuzzi rooms or spacious suites. Americas Best Value Inn and Suites La Porte/Houston offers an ideal location, competitive rates, and exceptional customer service. Make it your place to stay when visiting the historic La Porte, Texas area. At Americas Best Value Inn and Suites La Porte/Houston, We’ve Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more less
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