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“Worst Motel EVER........”
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Happy Trails Motel
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ludlow
Reviewed 5 May 2013

My wife and I were attending a wedding at Okemo Mountain and while searching for a place to stay the website for The Happy Trails Motel made it look like a decent place to stay. Well upon our arrival we were SHOCKED to see the real Happy Trails Motel. It looked nothing like the website and was a run down building which looked like it hadn't been updated or cleaned since the 1980's. My wife refused to get out of the car and refused to stay at this location. Upon entering the reception area I was overcome by a foul odor and a run down area to match. The female receptionist was extremely rude and the only good thing I can say about this location is that I was able to cancel my reservation without paying anything. The receptionist did advise me I was never welcome back at their establishment which definitely will not be a problem. I am new to TripAdvisor and this experience occurred in June 2009 so hopefully something has changed since then.........

Room Tip: Do Not Stay Here..........
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2013

Just stayed at this motel for the blizzard. At 150.00 a night stay away. I will give it a 10 for heat. We had two adjoining rooms, one the heat did not shut off and we had to open the window as it was beyond hot. The other room had only a space heater and even without it it was hot as well. Carpet was well worn and dirty,bathrooms needed work,t.v.remotes did not work, and bulbs missing through out the units. At least the linens and towels were clean. Avoid this dump.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 January 2013

Since the latest reviews were well over a year ago we thought there might have been some improvements. Well ...

Good: Staff very friendly upon arrival. Rooms were spacious. No smell. Bed was okay with firm covers and pillows. Small fridge worked fine. Hot water in the shower and sink. Jacuzzi was working. Wifi worked fine. Coffee machine and available coffee. Minimal cable TV.

Cons: Annoying noisy pipe knocking sounds in the walls throughout the night. Probably from the radiator pipes. Room walls are thin. You can hear "everything." Bed was uncomfortable for back. No microwave. Entry doors are sliding doors which need much updating. After 2 days jacuzzi smelled like a fish tank. Rooms could have been cleaner.

Seems like the management is neglecting everything. Perhaps cutting corners to save costs or just plain cheap. I mean a sealed cheap styrofoam cup obviously torn at the bottom is not going to hold the coffee okay! Only for those with low expectations.

Room Tip: Looks like there are rooms in the building with the office that might be better.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

We arrived to a dark empty office. After a minute or two, an employee (owner?) arrived without a smile. By now we had a feeling this wasn't going to be great. We asked to see the 2 rooms first, and we are glad we did. The hallway was narrow, dingy, smelly, dirty carpets, and poorly lit. When we opened the door to the 1st room, we were hit with a strong smell of cat urine. The furnishings look nothing like the web site (not pink and cheerful and clean!). The second room was not much better,except instead of cat urine, it smelled strongly of mold and mildew. We peeked in the room with the hot tub and saw white plastic garbage bags filled with ? piled around the hot tub. We returned to the office and told the person there that the rooms were dirty and we would not be staying - she seemed shocked at our statement. She never said a word to us as we left. The only thing this place may have in common with Roy Rogers and Dale Evans is is that when the song "Happy Trails" was a hit - that may have been the last time the rooms were cleaned!

Room Tip: Smelly and dirty. Carpets in halls and the room were disgusting.
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 March 2011

The good - Rooms are spacious and clean with refrigerators but no micro waves. Wifi and about 20 channels of cable are provided. There is a hot tub that is open from 4 to 8 in the afternoon. Ski and stay packages are available for Okemo.

The not so good is that there is absolutly no breakfast or coffee available at the front office. Only a little in room coffee machine had to ride into town every morning to get a cup of coffee.

  • Stayed: March 2011, travelled with friends
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2  Thank ynapa456
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Reviewed 28 February 2011

we had made reservations through orbitz a week in advance and reserved a 3rd bed (folding roll-away). we got there and first said they were booked full and had no reservations made with orbitz.com. then when we showed them our confirmation paper that luckily we brought, we had to wait 3 hours for them to find us a room, and then they said they couldn't give us the 3rd bed. around 10pm they came knocking on the door and gave us the 3rd bed,which was falling apart and useless, i ended up just using the mattress on the ground. other than that it was reasonably priced, close to the mountain, and town, and passable as far as cleanliness. oh and bring an ethernet cord if you want to go online, no wifi, plus we had to reset their router with our computer from our room because they said they had to get someone to fix it, so hopefully you know about computers if u want internet acess.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 January 2011

We have stayed here every time we ski at Okemo over the last 4 years. Good place to stay if you want to ski all day and just need a place to sleep at night. Rooms are relatively clean and very spacious. There was one time that we did not get hot water in the shower but generally the water quality it good.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Happy Trails Motel

Address: 321 Route 103 S, Ludlow, VT 05149-9568
Region: United States > Vermont > Ludlow
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Ludlow
Price Range: £47 - £104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Happy Trails Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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