WOW! What an adventure this place was! Thrills, chills, and memories to last a lifetime! First of all, this is a motel. So you know when you walk in, it's going to smell something like sex and old people. It did not dissapoint. Fortunately, you are quickly distracted from the smell by the trim that is falling off the adjoining room door. That's when we noticed the adjoining room door had a non functional lock on it. After having a brief vision of being attacked by the random stranger who was sure to come through that door in the wee hours of the morn, I noticed there was attic access in our bathroom. This is when I realized I was staying at the Bates motel and I was definitely going to die. Every creak and crack I heard I was certain that there was somebody's mothers corpse up there in a rocking chair. Then I told myself that since I was travelling with my family, I didn't have to be the fastest I just couldn't be the slowest and knew that poor little Johnny would be the one to have to take one for the team. After settling him in the bed closest to the attic, we noticed that there was no fridge and microwave in our room as had been promised, and fortunatley young Norman Bates at the counter was very accomodating (probably gathering intel to effectively kill me later) and brought one right over. The water pressure in the bathroom was reminicent of one of those deluxe port-a-johns, but fortunatley the bathtub was in good working order. NOT that I would have risked taking a shower at the Knights Inn/Bates motel. By the time we were ready for bed, we had become accustomed to the musty smell, and after checking the sheets for stains (they were clean) we rested our weary heads on the maxi pad thin pillows (in hindsight they probably were maxi pads to better absorb our blood when we were murdered) and tried to sleep. But then someone got the bright idea to turn on the ghosthunter app on the iPad, and we were up half the night as the readings gave us words such as "door" and "carpet" and "attic" and "SCARED". I mean, for $60 some odd bucks, this place is more entertaining than Disney World. And despite the pillows (bring your own) the beds were surprisingly comfortable, and the rooms were recently (if not cheaply) remodeled. In short, this is at BEST a one star establishment, but keep an open mind, make things fun, and when you go visit Bronners the next day, spend that $100 you saved yourself from staying here and not the Frankenmuth Holiday Inn Express and buy yourself something nice. This motel gave my family many memories, which we are already telling friends and family about our Frankenmuth vacation in which "we were almost sort of killed and spirits communicated with us".
There are probably no good rooms, but I would ask for the one in the greatest disrepair to make your...
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