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“Very comfortable and the remodeling is beautiful.” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Days Inn Lakewood South Tacoma

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Days Inn Lakewood South Tacoma
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lakewood
1 review
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“Very comfortable and the remodeling is beautiful.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

I stayed for about a week. Everyday the staff came to see that I had clean towels. Not only that but the kitchen appliances were brand new! I didn't have any pots and pans so they supplied a brand new box of Rachel ray cookware! I will be staying here again.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Tyelliott13
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

It was very hard to find an inexpensive hotel in or near Seattle to simply rest our head and shower up in the morning. I felt comfortable after reading the reviews on this site to take a chance on this one. We were glad we did.

We checked in at 11pm after a long day on the road. It is a strip style hotel so you park your car in front of where you enter your room. The parking lot was extremely well lit and when we checked in they have a wall of security cameras so I felt safer with all of that in place. It's in an older part of town but it's obvious they are making an effort for a comfortable stay.

Note they have a bar of soap and a travel size of body lotion but NO SHAMPOO in the room, so bring your own. If I hadn't of read that being the case on here, I would've never dreamed shampoo wouldn't be in a hotel room. Note to hotel: I'd much rather have shampoo than body lotion. :)

The room was extremely clean, the bedding was really comfortable and the towels were soft and fluffy.

If you need concessions, there is a soda and snack vending machine in the lobby only.

The staff was extremely courteous and attentive when needed. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank meli47
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Alberta, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We just needed a place to stay for a night on our drive back home. It was clean, comfortable and cheap. I'm not normally a fan of motels (entrance from the outside, not an indoor hallway), and it's definitely not the Hilton, but it was suitable for what we needed.

Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2014

We stayed at hotel for couple of night
they just did major remodel every thing looked great
staff was very kind room were clean location was not to bad
looking for something cheap Lakewood inn is place to be

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kennewick, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

I booked this online. I was quoted one price and on check in was told I had to pay more money. The owner stated that the price did not include tax and refused to rent the hotel room at the quoted price. I called and spoke with Hotels.com who stated that the price included tax. The owner refused to refund the money even after speaking with Hotels.com. Hotels.com issued me a refund since the hotel would not. The room is extremely dirty with stains on the bedding and furniture. My family was worried about using the bathroom it is so bad. We will not stay here again. For the price we ended up staying for, we could have booked a much nicer hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Tricia R
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Portland, OR
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2008

I stayed at this Travelodge in Tacoma, WA for one night. I was attending a concert (the fabulous NKOTB tour) with my sister and we had to find an "inexpensive" place that was close to the Tacoma Dome. This place fit the bill. Here's a bit of what to expect if you choose to stay here.

1. It is a 3 story building with doors to all rooms leading outside or the the balcony/walkway.
2. It is a "budget motel" - NOTHING fancy! You don't pay for it, so don't expect it.
3. Small fridge with a microwave on top of it - both worked and were clean.
4. Walls were paper thin - we could hear neighbors walking/coughing, etc. We heard many "bumps in the night."
5. The beds were clean, mattresses felt old and were a little squeaky when you turned over. I think they use flat sheets instead of fitted sheets and they kept coming undone which was annoying.
6. There was FREE WI-FI - just ask the front desk for the password - it was 12ac12ac10 when I stayed there. The signal was strong.
7. Driving/highway access to I-5 was GREAT! (only 2.5 miles from the Tacoma Dome).
8. Eat early at the continental breakfast it is open from 6-9am. There were slim pickings at 8:30 when I went, although I wasn't counting on this as my "breakfast". My sister who went earlier found more choices. Overall, the food is simple: bagels, muffins (kind of like big costco ones), cereal (2 choices - shredded wheat/frosted flakes), apple or orange juice, coffee and tea. Some fruit. They were swamped with guests from the concert and the food went quick. They ran out of oatmeal and cream cheese and had most stuff put away by 8:30. The juice was bad - tasted like warm watered down concentrate.
9. Bathroom - cramped but clean. It had newish tile, but it seemed like it was the only thing updated in the past 10 years. No fan.
10. Sink - outside of the bathroom, had a coffee pot & coffee, wall mounted hair dryer.
11. TV - decent, it was in one of those wooden TV cabinets.
12. Front desk - they were prompt and courteous both at check in and check out. We booked on yahoo travel and had no problems.
13. There was an ironing board but no iron. I am guessing that if you want it you have to get it from the front desk.
14. The view out the window: shocking. There is a DUMP of a motel behind the Travelodge. It looked like it would be in a cheap horror movie so we kept the curtains closed. Too bad this eye sore was the only view we had.
15. Close to Seattle - we were only about 30 minutes or so from downtown.

Overall, if you are expecting to be pampered don't stay here. If you want absolute quiet, this is the wrong place for you. If you're critical of "looks" - this place isn't exactly pretty. However, if you are like me and were out most of the day/night and needed a cheap place to crash - this is is. It had the basic necessities of a motel, and nothing more. It's what I expected and it was fine.

  • Liked — Low price, close to Tacoma Dome (location)
  • Disliked — It was old, and not a "nice looking" place
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Check-in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Property: Days Inn Lakewood South Tacoma
Address: 9325 S Tacoma Way, Lakewood, WA 98499-4447 (Formerly Lakewood Inn)
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Region: United States > Washington > Lakewood
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Lakewood
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Days Inn Lakewood South Tacoma 2*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Conveniently located near the south end of Tacoma, we are ten minutes away from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, fifteen minutes away from Downtown Tacoma, and half an hour away from Sea-Tac Airport. Our renovated, non-smoking inn features 77 guest rooms and amenities such as a continental breakfast, complimentary Wi-Fi, and complimentary parking. We take pride in our change of spa amenities: Sun and Sand body care. Products that are not only made in the USA but are cruelty free as well, never tested on animals. Days Inn Lakewood South Tacoma is located in the International District with easy access to restaurants, shopping centers, entertainment, casinos, and car shops. Popular attractions include the I-5/SR-512 park and ride plaza, the South Tacoma Village Shopping Center, HMart, Paldo World, mom and pop shops and an array of Korean barbeque restaurants- a treat for any connoisseur. The Glass Museum, Washington State History Museum, University of Washington Tacoma, Le May Car Museum, the Pt. Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, and Mt. Rainier are year round popular attractions. For the on the go business person, dry cleaning is available at many mom and pop shops right across the street as well as Asian cuisine open until 4AM. If you're looking to catch the latest blockbusters, both Regal Lakewood Stadium 15 & RPX and AMC Loews Lakewood Towne Center 12 are theaters within 10-15 minutes of a drive. ... more   less 
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