Hotel at South Edge of Salina
Posted Jan 1, 2017
We travel through Salina once or twice a year and have stayed here four or five times over the years.
On this stay it seemed that the front desk was understaffed - had several issues, but no one consistently at the desk, however did come soon upon ringing bell.
We travel with a dog; this has been a pet friendly motel. This time got charged for pets, never before. Fee reasonable, but unexpected.
Side doors of motel lock and don't allow guests back in - hard to allow pets to relieve themselves outside discretely. I was told to keep using the front entrance, but the last thing I need is to have an arriving dog meet my dog in a small, confined area, and have a lot of barking or a fight. Should have side entrances fixed to allow guests back in with room key.
No soap or shampoo in our room upon arrival. No way to use pool upon arrival (no lighting, cannot be turned on without staff), so frequent visits to front desk occurred.
Room showed signs of wear:broken fixture under mattresses, wallpaper peeling in spots, microwave button broken. Beds and pillows very comfortable. Stayed on cold winter night - room heater was just fine. Lots of TV channels, if you're planning to watch something. Had a good night's stay in that regard.
Breakfast was OK but a bit lacking. All milk offered was fat free (skim). Really? To quote a well known TV comedy, 'Why don't I drink out of a toilet bowl?'
Overall, an OK place to stay for a good night's rest; OK for pets. Could use some fixing up.