"I booked this motel for 10 days; I wasn't expecting the Taj Mahal, but I expected better. We had trouble with the key cards, and the room smelled strongly of air freshener. It was outdated but nice enough on the surface. No lightbulb in the lamp. The bed was fairly comfortable, and the bedsheets were nice and clean, though there was a stain on the side of the mattress. The fridge door was dirty, and the interior was iced up. I opened a cabinet, and the door fell off. The bathroom floor wasn't clean, and neither was the bathtub. We were offered a room change, but after finding out that the pool wasn't heated, we decided to check out. Don't stay here.2018-01-10"
"The motel was inexpensive and close to restaurants and the fairgrounds. The room was clean, but I didn't like being near the noisy ice machine.2017-10-24"
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Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.