To make the reservation I had a very good impression, it was very professional, as well as the check-in, the room was smaller than expected, the cleanliness did not impress me, the mattress was very battered, the old sheets, the small, old and insufficient towels .It is a place that needs to update those services. It did not live up to the good comments. The pool is a corral, it doesn't have any extra space, the TV screen is old and small, even if it's a passing hotel, it could be more comfortable.
When I walked into the room it smelled like must. This isn’t uncommon in old motels but it also the smell of bed bugs. Bed bugs secrete a pheromone that smells like a wet musty room which is exactly what you will wish it was if you end up with bed bugs. Upon telling the receptionist that room #106 had bed bugs and showing her the fresh welts on my skin. She told me, “no one else has complained, we will check it out later.” While I hope that she took me seriously it didn’t feel like she was planning on doing anything about it. I left itching, scratching and highly unsatisfied by the Gator Town Inn.
I so wanted to give this motel a good review because the lady at the check in desk was so nice, but once I opened the door to our room that good feeling went away. The room reeked of mildew and no amount of air cleaning was going to cover the smell. The carpet was horribly filthy with fingernail clippings and who knows what else. The bedside table was covered with stale beer and something else totally disgusting. The carpet next to the bed was also soaked in stale beer.
They are not handicap friendly. They claim they have no handicap accessible rooms, then claim those rooms are taken at already because they don’t like that we booked through a third-party booking site. They wouldn’t give any room at the rate we had already paid for. We were willing to change from a king bed to a double, but they wanted to charge us much more for the change. The motel should have honored my need for an accessible room, instead of making me sit in my car for an hour, trying to find a new place to stay. If you or anyone you know is disabled, honor them by NOT staying here!
This us NOT a 3 Star hotel. Multiple problems with two rooms as listed below Rm 109: a. Room clock not set correctly (sign of unprofessionalism) b. Very Strong musty, damp carpet smell c. Broken glass found on floor between the beds (see image) d. Flip-flops caught in edge of floor board coming up, almost tripped. Floor boards not secured to floor (see image) e. Sink drains very slow, water backs up f. Non-Smoking room but could still faintly smell cigarette smoke Rm 111: a. Small Bottle of shampoo supplied by hotel had been used already b. Floor boards as above c. Overpowering, hit in face recoil, smell of spray disinfectant or cleaner suggested trying to hide something d. Floor not swept, sandy e. One bath towel was badly worn with one spot about the size of an apple down to a few threads across a hole f. Hot water was only luke warm at fully on HOT g. Toilet seat loose on toilet…
I spent two nights at the Gator Town in for a metal detecting event. I was very pleased with the comfort and cleanliness of the room. It's a small locally owned place, and if all you need is a bed and a shower... this is the place.
We were in the area to see three different state parks. They were all less than 30 minutes from the motel. We were in a newly remodeled room. It was fantastic for our simple needs. Plenty of lighting and electric sockets. Price could have been better during the middle of the week, but all in all it was a great place to stay.
Staff were very good, after having a small issue with Expedia, who I booked with. But the guy sorted it out without any issues. I though the price paid was good, nice up to date motel room. Clean and smelled very nice. Large TV, fridge, microwave etc. What more would you want. A light free breakfast included, bagel, toast, coffee and juice. If you want more I hop just over the street.
Liked · Room & Carpet satisfactorily passed my blacklight test for cleanliness. Well cleaned sheets and towels were obviously supplied by a very good vendor. A wide selection of TV channels, plus HBO. Very noisy apartment-sized refrigerator/freezer is a nice touch. Noise from other occupants was minimal (good). Dislikes · Blacklight revealed heavy soap scum on shower walls and white soap-dish; this is hard to see without a portable blacklight. Rooms are in need of a deep cleaning; but I doubt the management couple knows what it is (as I questioned them on housekeeping). Every room gets only TWO BATH TOWELS (assuming max. occupancy = 2). Operations appear to be contracted, so the live-in management only rents rooms without further involvement. There is no soap-dish at the rimless, square sink, which is also mounted way too high for wheeled chairs (39" to rim); brushing teeth would be very difficult. . Fast hot water (in room #106), but water pressure is poor. ALL ROOMS are SMALL, and have a view of the parking lot through a 2 foot wide vertical widow impractically located in the corner instead of next to the entry. No security hasp on entrance door. The 2 foot wide blackout curtain allowed bright lights outside to bounce off the wall mirror, right TO THE BED! The "CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST" [see photo] is the POOREST I've ever seen == Water, machined apple or orange juice, coffee, and "Uncle Wally's" snacks in plastic bags as would be found in vending machines; NO fruit, milk, or anything FRESH; NO TABLES or even paper plates; you have to juggle all you can carry and try to open the office door so you can eat from the wrapper in your room which has ONE chair .... After breakfast hours they just have to pull a tattered folding screen to cover, and their cleanup is done. Today's "management" hardly works for a living. OVERALL --- This Inn is GROSSLY OVERPRICED in relation to others in the area. The more I think about it, the more I don't like it, and will NOT return.…
I'm not a fan (lol) of hotels that keep the A/C turned off to save money until someone checks in and turns it on. It's FL so when we opened the door it was a balmy 90 degrees. We had to leave for a couple of hours while the room cooled down. Also I suggest lightening up the paint, bedding, decor is very dark. Location is great.