Quiet, safe enough hotel for business travelers
Posted Aug 15, 2016
First thing's first: Would I stay there again? Yes, but only as a business traveler, and only if the price was dirt cheap. Families are advised to look elsewhere. The hotel is OK. It's old—there's no getting around that—and it's on the edge of town, so don't expect competing hotels to spur renovation. Is it safe? It's safe enough. There were no prostitutes or panhandlers or disturbances. I wasn't eyed suspiciously. I never worried about my personal safety coming and going. In fact, the hotel was very quiet!
That said, I didn't feel comfortable enough to go for a run. (There is no fitness center, which would have doubled the value of this hotel.) For all I know, the town is as safe as Mayberry, but it honestly could have gone either way, and I erred on the side of caution. It was simply not populated enough, with too little commercial development in the immediate area, to risk it.
Check-in was a breeze (I arrived at 1:30 a.m.). Checkout was a breeze. Housekeeping was great. The breakfast was OK—it's in a tiny, cluttered room connected to the lobby. It had one of those waffle makers (communal syrup in a jug, though—yuck), and it had coffee and juice. I believe there was cereal and I think yogurt. Free is free, though.
In short, a cheap stay at a cheap hotel. For solo business travel, go for it.