Parents weekend at Marist College
Posted Oct 3, 2016
I waited too long to look for a hotel for Parents weekend, and chose this place because of location, price, and the fact that it was a national chain. It also was a 2.5 out of 5, which should only be half-bad at the most?
When I was pulling in, and saw the nasty-looking strip joint right next door I figured this was going to suck. It did. They gave me room 105 on the ground floor. Before leaving the office, she warned me there was a $50 fine for smoking. I told her that was fine, since I don't smoke. Approaching the room, I saw the bathroom window was wide open. I found that odd, but most of them were as I looked around. When I opened the door I knew why the window was open. I was hit with the pleasant odor of probably 30+ years of very heavy cigarette smoke smell embedded into this non-smoking room. Absolutely horrible.
I checked for bed bugs, but didn't find any. I was happy about that, because I knew there were no other hotels with vacancies anywhere near the college. The bathroom was clean, and the sheets smelled fresh, but the overpowering smoke smell forced me to leave my clothes in my suitcase, zipped up tight. There would be no unpacking here. I also enjoyed the tons of pieces of parking lot tarvia sticking to my socks during my weekend stay.
Friday night was an endless supply of hookers and drug dealers coming and going until about 4:30 AM when it finally quited down. Saturday night was quiet. DO NOT BOOK THIS HOTEL.