no frills, serves the purpose
Posted Jan 15, 2017
Rodeway Groton seems to be a small, family run franchise rather than corporate owned. Front desk staff seemed genuinely friendly, although my wife felt that it was a little exaggerated. It is an old style 2-story motel with outdoor "hallways" and stairs (no elevator). Rooms are VERY large. In our room the walls & carpet were a little scuffed/ beat up, but overall fairly clean & in good repair. Furniture is more modern & in good condition. Bathroom is very basic, no frills, but recently renovated & in good condition. Could have used another grab bar in the shower, and a larger vanity top would have been helpful. Our heater/ac unit was not functioning properly and was very noisy. We reported it upon checkout & were thanked for our feedback. We booked through Expedia and check-in & check-out were very easy. Price was very reasonable, and I felt this place was cleaner & in better condition than other no-frills hotels we have stayed at, including a recent visit to a nearby Sheraton, which was more expensive & very run down. We were arriving late at night and only needed a clean place to sleep & shower before continuing on our way, and the Rodeway Groton served that purpose just fine. We would probably stay there again under the same circumstances.