"This motel was so bad that we slept in our clothes. A pit bull charged at us when we got off the elevator on our floor. We had to change rooms because of loud barking and screaming. There were spider webs in the corners of the room. The elevator sounded like it was about to fall apart. The hallways smelled like pet waste. I would never stay at this motel again.2020-10-16"
"Convenient location and good rates. The hotel was run-down and in dire need of a makeover. Even though it was a race weekend, the front desk clerk insisted on checking in everyone at the same time. The housekeeper was on the phone both days I saw her cleaning. The staff wasn't professional. We'll stay somewhere else next year.2018-09-25"
"I liked the room, but the hotel had no security. There was lots of construction, so it was difficult to park.2017-09-22"
"Good value. This hotel wasn't bad. The room was comfortable and great for our needs.2016-07-09"
"The hotel was good until we spotted bedbugs.2016-06-22"
"We enjoyed our hotel stay. No microwave in the room, and there was something sticky on the iron. The staff was friendly. Nice on-site restaurant; the menu was limited, but the food was good.2018-03-16"
"Hotel staff was kind and thoughtful; all of my needs were addressed. I'd encourage people to stay here.2015-02-25"
"The hotel room was beautiful, and it was very dark when the curtains were drawn. The bed had lots of pillows.2021-07-06"
"The hotel was unique in its historical setting, yet it was quite comfortable and had modern touches. Definitely plan to eat at Parterre, the restaurant on the main level; you won't be disappointed.2020-02-11"
"The hotel room was clean and quiet, but the bed was uncomfortable. The bathroom was updated and adequate for our needs.2018-04-25"
"Good location. The hotel staff provided great service.2017-10-18"
"Convenient to the convention center; I walked everywhere. The inn was unique and pleasant. The room was clean and good-sized, and I liked the historic feel. Pleasant staff. The attached cafe was good and reasonably priced. Plenty of parking on surrounding streets. 2017-02-28"
"Good hotel. The front desk clerks were helpful and friendly.2022-06-18"
"The remodeled hotel room was attractive, but the common areas were worn and in need of care. The staff was friendly and helpful.2020-03-16"
"The walls in my room were in terrible shape, and I woke up to find bugs on the floor. I killed a roach in the bathroom. The staff was nice, but the hotel needed a lot of work. I was disappointed. Don't stay here until remodeling is complete.2019-01-06"
"Located within walking distance of many restaurants. Nice, clean room and excellent hotel staff. Good place to stay.2018-08-21"
"Good location. The room was clean, and the hotel staff was pleasant.2018-05-14"
"Great experience. Definitely stay at this hotel.2018-02-26"
"Centrally located downtown, with easy access to restaurants, theaters, the convention center, and the General Assembly. The hotel staff was friendly and efficient, and all our needs were met. We enjoyed our stay.2018-01-25"
"The valet parking was immensely helpful, and the shuttle service was a real perk. Security was lax, though; a group of young non-guests snuck into the pool and were rowdy. I wasn't comfortable and left the pool area. The meals were overpriced. Find another hotel.2017-11-25"
"The hotel was fairly new but had plumbing problems. The customer service was satisfactory. Request a great view.2017-01-17"
"I was so pleased with the cleanliness and spaciousness of my hotel room. Easy check-in. The staff allowed me a later checkout time at no extra cost. The valet attendants were pleasant and courteous. I'd absolutely stay here again; it was a great experience.2016-03-08"
"The room was nice, but the shower faucet was broken.2022-03-09"
"The hotel was clean. Book it.2021-08-16"
"We were put on the concierge floor, but never told about the amenities. The TV remote control didn't work, and the toilet was stopped up. Both were taken care of by management. The pillows were way too big. The next day, the AC leaked all over the floor and we had to move to the 16th floor. No one helped us with our move, and we're in our 80s. The hotel manager was nice and gave us a discount, but I'm not sure we'd stay again.2015-05-11"
"Clean, comfortable room. Plenty of hot water for showers, and terrific water pressure. Check-in was smooth. Good on-site restaurant with great staff. Although the price was a bit much, the amenities made it worthwhile. We enjoyed our stay and will certainly return.2015-04-30"
"There were 3 different hotels in 1 building, and one front desk on the 2nd floor was used for them all. I'm older with limited mobility; I requested a 1st floor room, but I was put on the 18th floor at the end of the hallway, far from an elevator. The building was evacuated during my stay, and I had to climb down 18 floors of stairs. The room was always too hot; I complained to management and was told to keep the blinds down. Never got my requested wake-up call. The toilet seat was loose. The ice machine on my floor didn't work. Don't stay at this hotel.2021-05-19"
"The room was nice and clean, and the service was excellent. You'll enjoy your stay at this hotel.2020-12-22"
"The hotel room had many problems. The room wasn't clean, and the TV in the bedroom didn't work. The AC fans outside the window were loud and sounded like an alarm going off. The light in the bathroom was out, and there was no toilet paper dispenser. There was some kind of grate leaning against the shower wall. 2020-06-21"
"The hotel room was well-maintained and had modern furniture and bathroom fixtures. No information in the room about local attractions, though. The staff was friendly. Breakfast was complimentary, but it wasn't fit for vegans or vegetarians. Don't judge this place by the exterior.2019-08-12"
"The hotel room was clean and quiet. I loved the big-screen TV and fluffy towels. Parking wasn't bad, but it was a bit tricky to maneuver.2019-05-19"
"I had a little trouble finding the hotel because the entrance was around the corner from where my GPS said it was. The room and lobby were attractive and clean, and the parking was convenient.2020-07-25"
"When we arrived at the hotel, there was nowhere to park and nowhere to unload the car. We didn't stay.2017-03-10"
"The hotel staff was friendly and attentive. Valet parking was a plus, and it was affordable. There were fine restaurants and attractions in the area.2022-01-20"
"I had a pleasant hotel stay. There was a small park and beach nearby. The staff was kind and friendly. This will be my first choice when I'm in Richmond.2018-04-21"
"My stay at this hotel was incredibly disappointing. The room smelled bad. The walls were dirty, there were stains on the ceiling, and the bedsheets didn't look clean. Had to pay for guaranteed valet parking in the garage across the street, but I found my car parked illegally near the valet area instead of in the garage. I expected better for the price.2016-01-04"
"I asked for an extra blanket and got one, so I was satisfied with the service at this hotel. Go ahead and stay here.2015-06-23"
"The fridge didn't keep my food cold. Nice, friendly staff. Valet service was quick. I was disappointed that I had to pay for the breakfast buffet.2015-06-05"
"We were disappointed. The room was clean and comfortable, but the WiFi didn't work, and we were told we'd have to wait for a tech to call. We gave up and went to bed. We were also disappointed with the breakfast choices.2021-02-17"
"The hotel was a convenient place to stop. The front desk clerk was so welcoming, pleasant, and informative. The area around the hotel was super walkable and beautiful. The Angry Mussel was an excellent restaurant. Make sure to explore the canal walk.2020-11-01"
"Nice accommodations and staff. I enjoyed staying at this hotel. Book it.2017-12-12"
"No coffee pot in my room. It was a struggle to get extra linens and pillows for the sofa bed. The door to our 2nd room had been left open all day; someone used the toilet without flushing it and left a mess on the wall. The hotel staff was as helpful as possible, but they were overwhelmed on a NASCAR weekend. Don't stay here.2016-09-14"
"The hotel room needed dusting, and the microwave didn't work. Make sure you bring toiletries.2015-04-29"
"The hotel wasn't bad, but it wasn't good either. The blinds in the room didn't close completely, so there was glare coming in the room from outside all night. The room had roaches, too. Reconsider staying here.2021-12-24"
"Good location near I-95. The hotel looked new or recently remodeled.2021-04-19"
"The hotel was nice and spotless, but the bathroom was too small and not appropriate for someone with a handicap.2022-06-07"
"The hotel and room were older but clean, and the front desk clerks were nice. The location was convenient.2022-05-03"
"Avoid this hotel. The TV had non-working channels and the picture was blurry. The dresser was missing handles. There was trash in the bathroom, and the toilet seat was loose.2022-03-21"
"The rates were reasonable. The hotel was clean, and the staff was friendly. Nice take-away breakfast. Stay here.2021-06-04"
"The hotel manager was uncooperative and verbally abusive to my brother with Parkinson's, who needed the room to be warm. The sink water didn't work, but maintenance came to fix it. My heater also needed to be fixed, and the maintenance man seemed to be offended by our requests. Don't stay here.2020-12-20"
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Most of our competitors order these same hotels in other ways that make them more money.
How Do We Define Motel?
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
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. -
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