Days Inn-Grayson. For the cost-ok
Posted Feb 1, 2012 on Hotels
I stayed there during the Winter Adventure Weekend at Carter Caves (2012). The cost was quite good. I wouldn't call it an awful hotel but I also wouldn't pay any more for it. The smell of cigarettes was not bad upstairs but it seemed to linger downstairs. Wasn't a concern of ours. The staff was quite nice in the lobby.
Not the cleanest place. The windows evidently needed wiped down. (Yes, windows are not a big deal but it tells you something about the overall cleanliness). There was something brown on the lower mattress too. No, there were no bedbugs (I am paranoid about those things!) There was what looked like gum stuck between one of the bed rails and the wall. The drain was clogged in the shower. Again, not a big deal but had they cleaned it, wouldn't they have noticed?
Lastly, the continental breakfast was not something to really look forward to. There were no hot foods except toasted bagels and maybe oatmeal. There was hard boiled eggs, cereal, bagels (with expired cream cheese), some fruit, etc. No scrambled eggs, bacon, waffle maker, etc. And because of the other lacking cleanliness, I didn't have much of an appetite.
So, long story short, I didn't end up sick or with bedbugs but I'll probably look elsewhere next year. There are other hotels at the same exit.