The Sage Hotel in Newcastle is quite refreshing! Yes, it is a small little motel which lacks the amenities of a large chain. What it DOES have- is rooms that take advantage of technology! And! Are the rooms are refreshing prepared for your many electronic devices as well with a multi-port charger with three USB ports and two outlets right next to the bed. There is a decent sized fridge in the room. But, BEST OF ALL; a key-code entry that WORKS! It doesn’t require an app on your phone, or downloading anything.., you don’t even need your phone to open it! It locks when closed, and your code is personalized to you prior to your arrival.
Your room code and room number are texted to you the day of arrival. You can skip the front desk altogether! And, it works!
The mattresses are comfortable and there are plenty of pillows.
The sheets, towels, and room are spotless, crisp, refreshing. The shower was HOT (unlike other lodging) and the water pressure was refreshingly present!
It is an older motel and some of that shows in the room. But, the cleanliness and conveniences made it easy to forego the need for modern furnishings- especially at this price point!
If the decor of the patio across the front of the rooms is any indication- it won’t be long before the room furnishings more directly compliment the modernization efforts of this establishment.
The staff was friendly (I had ignored my text message with all my information, initially) and organized, efficient. new favorite!