Friendly Staff, but Shabby Hotel
Posted Dec 28, 2016
We needed a place to stop for the night in Lexington, so I booked a room that I thought would be close to downtown. I like to support local businesses, and location is more important to me than fanciness. We drove into downtown and our map led us out of downtown and past a series of shabby buildings and light industrial businesses. There was free parking at the hotel, but alas, nowhere to walk to. After being greeted by a nice desk clerk in a lobby that was quaintly decorated for Christmas, we took the very old elevator to our floor, a long, dingy corridor with worn carpeting and bad lighting. It was a little chilly in our room, so we turned on the heater, only to be hit with the noxious smell of burning dust. The carpet was worn and lumpy in places, the sink did not drain properly, and the wallpaper was dingy. The breakfast was inedible--powdered eggs, rock-hard biscuits, and watery coffee. So much for local.