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Budgetel Inn & Suites
Ranked #37 of 67 Hotels in Macon
Reviewed 12 August 2010

My husband and I, traveling to Florida meant to travel all the way from Ohio to Orlando in one night. But around midnight we realized we could not drive another 6 hours without a little bit of rest. All we wanted was a shower, check some things on the internet and sleep for 3 or 4 hours. I found the hotel saver coupon guide at a gas station and we decided to use the coupon out of there and got this hotel around 1am. BIG Mistake. Walking into the room (Room 115) I knew right away. It smelled horrible. A quick look around, the floors were flithy (I refused to take my shoes off the whole time I was there.) The sheets and pillow cases, stained.. Blanket, stained and smelled badly. The little nob that you are suppose to use to turn the running water from the faucet on for the shower head.. was broken off. The bath tub it's self was yellow and stained in a rectangle shape, like a bath mat had been there once before perhaps? The "free" wireless internet was not in great working order, it booted me off every 5 minutes. The door leading to the outside.. was warped and only closed if it was locked.

I refused to sleep there. My husband who was doing all the driving and exhausted, did lay down in the bed and sleep for a couple hours, but as soon as we reached our very nice hotel in Orlando, he threw away the clothes he had slept in the night before and showered. I personally stayed up for the 3 short hours we were there at the computer desk. (Using the very thin towels to sit on the chair) Yes.. it's that bad. Based on a few marks that showed up on my husband, I am convinced the place had bed bugs as well.

Do yourself a favor, pay an extra $10 or $20 and go some where... any where, else. I honestly would not wish this place on my worse enemy. Maybe... a convict on the run would find this place worth while.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 February 2010

The pillow cases and sheets were very dirty. I would not stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 April 2009

This motel was okay for the price that I paid. It was pretty much clean. Smelled ok. The first room that we were given-the toilet did not work so we were given another room which was much cleaner and nicer. The bed and pillows are hard, so take your own pillow. The location is great....lots of restaurants within walking distance. Less than 3 minutes from downtown. Starbucks, Dunkin Donuts, Longhorn, Waffle House, McDonalds, Super K-Mart, Publix, Movie theaters, Burger King, McDonalds, Taco Bell and many more in close proximity of motel. Very quiet location. I would stay here again. Very few amenities but can't beat the price. Good place to stay if you don't plan on spending a lot of time in your room.

  • Stayed: April 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 1 December 2008

While back in my hometown, I needed a one night place to stay. This was the first place that came up on the Google Search via Blackberry and it was priced at 39.99 per night but what a nightmare.

There was not one item in room 308 that was appealing. Towels, Carpet, Furniture, Bed Spread were all worn out and soiled. Dropped something on the floor and bent down to pick it up and noticed how dirty the floor was under the bed and behind all of the furniture.

Why I stayed is beyond me; it is two days later and I am still asking myself why didn't i complain; well it's because the young boy at the front desk was probably only 17 when checking in and the young girl only 16 when checking out.

I personally do not feel that this hotel represents the Super 8 brand nor does it represent Macon very well.

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled solo
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Reviewed 18 July 2005

I have to admit that I read the review of Macon's Hawthorn before booking, but I thought "it can't be as bad as it sounds." I must sadly admit, I was wrong; it was just AS BAD AS IT SOUNDS. This hotel is simply an off-cast of the Holiday Inn next door and, quite frankly, it just doesn't measure up. I used Hyatt Gold Passport points for the stay -- only 3000 -- and, in spite of that, I felt cheated. The room -- a regular double double and NOT A SUITE, as reserved -- was dirty with bare/unfinished patches of sheetrock; there was no high speed internet access as promised; there was no on-property pool; part of the food for Hawthorn's normally good breakfast was left out from the day before. To top it all off, when I was ready to check out, the entire stay had been billed not to my Gold Passport account, but to my AmEx. The only thing that speaks well of this hotel is its staff which did their best to appease guests in spite of what they had to work with.

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Reviewed 11 November 2004

I checked in to the Hawthorne Suites in October 2004 for a two night stay. After hauling my luggage up the stairs and unpacking I received a call from the front desk that there was an error; my room had been promised for the next night and I would have to check out.

At checkout I stood in a line with 3 others who has "lists of concerns"; these included plumbing problems and smokey smelling non-smoking rooms. The next day I realized in my haste to repack I inadvertently left my bathrobe in the room. I placed a call to the hotel and was told the manager was "unavailable". I explained to the clerk what had happened and she offered to check on it and call me back. She did not.

I phoned again the next day and was told the manger was out. A different clerk assured me she would handle the problem and call me back. She did not. I called again later and was referred to the housekeeping manager who stated he did find my robe, took it to the laundry, would talk to the laundry manager the next day and return my call. He did not. I called again and he stated the laundry manager could not locate the robe.

Long story short, I finally reached the manager several days later who had no idea what was going on but agreed to "get to the bottom of it and call me back." She did not. I placed a call to Guest Services on Monday (they are not available after noon on Saturday) who agreed to contact the hotel on my behalf. What they actually did was get the manager on the phone and connect me to her. She stated she had questioned everyone and no one knew where the robe was. A further message left at the hotel corporate office was not returned.

Guest services says the hotel policy is that they are not responsible for items left in the rooms. I understand their policy but feel they do have some responsibility to a customer when an employee finds an item, does not hold it in a LOST and FOUND area for a reasonable time, and it is not returned to a paying customer.

8  Thank beachpeach5
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Reviewed 31 August 2010
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  • Stayed: February 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Budgetel Inn & Suites

Address: 107 Holiday North Drive, Macon, GA 31210 (Formerly Super 8 Motel Macon)
Region: United States > Georgia > Macon
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #37 of 67 Hotels in Macon
Hotel Class:2 star — Budgetel Inn & Suites 2*
Number of rooms: 60
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Also Known As:
Super 8 Macon
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