We found the room on Hotwire and it was categorized as a 2.5 star level property. And so we figured it couldn’t be THAT bad. Lesson learned, don’t go for anything lower than a 3.5 rating. We made the reservation, with TWO ADULTS being identified. No additional charges were mentioned.
Before arriving, we realized we would be getting in after midnight, so we opted to call the property to let them know. When I called, a very young child answered the phone and then a woman took the phone. Let her know we’d be arriving after midnight under the reservation name. We finally make it into Lewisberg and looking for this place and notice that the property used to be a Rodeway Inn. I then came onto Trip Advisor and started looking at reviews and photos from other reviewers. I started contemplating that sleeping in the car might be a better option. When checking in, we were told that there was an extra $10 charge for an extra person. This, in itself is a scam. When you book through any site, be it third party or direct, unless it is explicitly stated, charging for an “extra” person is their way of making an extra buck. There were two of us, as stated in the reservation made through Hotwire, not THREE.
When I got out of the car, there were two cats chasing each other on the second floor. I had to really wonder if this was more of a “long term” stay kind of place versus an actual motel. Finally got the keys and got into the room. Upside, it appeared to be clean. There was no carpet which was a better feeling. But it just had a very clunky and disorganized feel. It’s as if the “owner” went to hotel consignment store and just picked up pieces from other properties that were getting rid of their old furniture. The bathroom looked to be improved from previously posted pics. The vanity was mismatched in that the countertop did not fit on the actual counter piece. A hair styler was provided, however to plug it in, you’d have to reach behind the microwave/refrigerator stand and fumble with a clunky 4 outlet box. There was nowhere to hang clothes. Again, just a disastrous mess. Not to mention the lightbulb that was in one of the wall fixtures was just exposed.
We wanted to get to sleep, and went to turn on the tv. “No Signal” came up, then we looked behind the tv and nothing but the power cord was attached. So no cable?!? Already annoyed, decided to attempt to fall asleep. The bed was alright, but the entire night I just felt like stuff was crawling all over my skin. Tried to just ignore it. Woke up in the morning, and as I’m not a morning person, I don’t think I’ve ever gotten out of bed so quickly and gotten into the shower. The shower, as most places you stay will have corner racks to place your toiletries on, not here. The curtains they use are single sided, so you’re definitely going to have water collect on the floor outside of the tub. Got out and ready to go, packed the car and checked out.
I wouldn’t recommend this place if it was the only place in this roadside town. This land would be better served as a flat parking lot. If your budget allows you, spend the money and stay somewhere that’s not trying to scam you.
(My knowledge of Hospitality comes from over 10 years of Hospitality management and dealing with third party outlets like Hotwire, Priceline, or Hotels.com)
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC