Posted Oct 16, 2013 on Hotels
My husband and I knew upon booking this hotel that it wasn't going to be a 4-star experience. We knew it would be a dump, but we were only staying overnight for less than 8 hours so why not pay just $40? Big mistake. We got in, locked the door, and forgetting something in the car, tried to get back out....but the lock was jammed!! We called the front desk and the girl came up to try to unlock it from the outside but was unsuccessful. She said she'd call maintenace. We waited...patiently because we assumed this guy was off-site and being called out of bed, had a family...whatever. An hour goes by and we call again. There is a new person on duty at the desk with NO CLUE about us being LOCKED IN OUR ROOM. She called maintenance and someone was there within 5 minutes. For the next two hours, we watched this guy tear the panel from above the door out, tear the panelling from behind the air conditioner out, and take apart the entire lock before we were FINALLY free of that room. At 2 am, scared of locking another door, we left and checked into the Quality Inn right behind the Lodge...for what turned out to be about $24/hour. All that being said, the second girl at the front desk and the maintenace guy were friendly and very apologetic. I wouldn't complain about the smoke smell, the holes in the bedspread, the sorry excuse for pillows, no soap, or the shady motel residents if I hadn't been LOCKED IN THE ROOM for about 3 hours. Don't take any chances on this place.