I stay in many Choice Hotel properties each year, and this one has to be one of the poorest I have seen. I booked this room online, so I didn't get a good look at the property until I arrived. Yes, it is a old, recylcled Ramada/Holiday Inn.
Upon arriving, I had to wait to until the front desk clerk finished her cigarette outside. It was apparent that the back half of the hotel is used for long term residents. I had to move through a group that was camped out in the doorway, smoking, drinking and eating. The room was advertised as a suite, which technically it was. They apparently took one of the beds out and put up a half wall made of cheap materials. The room was non smoking but smelled of smoke and was extremely musty. Although it was ground level it reminded me of being in an old basement. The lighting was horrible and the furniture felt wet and damp. The bathroom had not been cleaned as there were paper on the floor and hair on the floor. It was apparent by the wall that someone had spent considerable time in here picking their nose and flipping it on the wall. It was literally covered.
A side note, I hadn't planned on swimming, but it was obvious there were a couple of young families using the pool. The posted closing time was 10:00 PM, but as I walked by at 8:40, a rude man was kicking the kids out and chain locking the pool. I asked him about the posted closing time and he just replied that they were closing it now.
It was obvious that this place had no concern for it's guest in any manner, so I grabbed my stuff, demanded a refund and went on down the road.
As I said, I am a loyal Choice Hotel guest, but I will be very leary of Quality Inns if they will allow a property this openly poor to continue with their brand. There is no hiding the fact it is a dump.
This was enough, and I asked for a refund and went on down the road to Hayti, MO.
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