"The entire hotel smelled musty, and the beds were too firm. One of the beds looked like it hadn't been re-made since the last guest. The chair in my room was broken. The vending machine was leaking, and there were towels on the floor surrounding it that became discolored and crusty. If you just want a cheap place and don't care what the room is like, then stay here.2019-07-22"
"The room was clean and had lots of pillows and towels, and the hotel clerks were friendly. Breakfast was average.2019-03-19"
"This hotel was wonderful. The room was great, and the staff was fantastic. The breakfast attendant was entertaining and helpful.2017-10-03"
"Close to stores and restaurants. The hotel was comfortable, but I'm a clean freak and some of the hand towels were soiled. The pillows had an odor, and the sink and bathtub were yellowed. Pleasant personnel. If you're a clean freak, don't stay here.2017-09-19"
"The hotel was clean, affordable, and pet-friendly. Pleasant staff and good breakfast. Go for it.2017-04-12"
"The hotel was conveniently located. The room was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and check-in was quick.2018-03-19"
"Good location for Penn State visits. Nice hotel with friendly employees. All the amenities were great, from the fridge and microwave in the room to the breakfast and cookies. Unfortunately, the bed was so firm that it was really uncomfortable, and the showerhead was too low. 2016-10-27"
"The hotel room was clean but small. Breakfast ended at 9:30 AM sharp on the weekend.2016-10-20"
"The hotel was clean and inviting, and the front desk clerks were helpful. Good breakfast. Great place to stay.2016-08-31"
"The hotel was clean and quiet. Pleasant service. I'd stay here again.2017-10-17"
"Conveniently located. Great place to stay for a reasonable price. The check-in clerk was informative and helpful, and service was above and beyond. Nice continental breakfast. I'd stay at this hotel again.2017-07-31"
"Conveniently located. The hotel room was clean and spacious. The employees were helpful, pleasant, and friendly. Great place to stay if you're not looking for a lot of bells and whistles.2017-05-01"
"Clean hotel. The front desk clerk was pleasant, informative, and helped in every way he could. We'd stay here again.2016-10-23"
"Basic hotel. The room was clean and well-maintained, and the staff was efficient and pleasant.2016-08-20"
On place pages like this, we order hotels from lowest cost to highest except we list low-rated hotels at the bottom of the page.
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. -
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.