Why did I choose this hotel, and why did I choose Or bitz to book this hotel?
I didn't expect a 5-star hotel, but then again I also didn't expect a dive either. We were placed on the 2nd floor in a non-smoking room. The smell of smoke was thick
in the hall leading up to my room. Although my room didn't reek of smoke, the smell came in every time I opened the door.
The staff was fine, and my room wasn't dirty. But for $49.99 a night (and on a major highway), I expected it to be just a tad nicer. I could have stayed down the road (on the same highway) for $36 a night. I think I would have gotten the same level of accommodations for that rate also.
Finally, I booked the room on Or bitz. I would have thought I would be getting a discount, but the advertised price (on a big sign out front), and the price from Or bitz was the same. This, actually, may be my biggest disappointment.
Room was clean, mattress was worn out. Good ole tube TV with snowy channels. Advertised free Internet, but I was not able to connect on two different devices. Staff advised router problems, but were unable to assist further. If you just want a
clean room an shower, look no further. If you have other needs, better spend your money elsewhere.
Stayed for the 2 days of Grand Lodge and enjoyed the stay. The room was clean and made up daily. The staff were very helpful and the room I had was smoke-free with no hint of smoke as some i have had at other hotels. The only thing I missed was
the biscuits and sausage gravy for breakfast.
It is a good motel, and is located very close to several restaurants and stores. It is within a mile of Baylor University, and access to Waco is readily available. The room was very clean, and the staff was polite and welcoming.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
IHOP is a short drive down the road, and makes for a great midnight meal.
my last stay at this hotel was a nightmare. A huge hole in the door of room 101. As a matter of fact there is a huge opening left when the door closes. I woke up several times at night because crickets were jumping all over me while i was trying
to sleep. House keeper who could not speak english placed sheets and bed covers on the dirty floor before placing them back on the bed. There were crickets on the floor, in the bathroom. nobody should have to pay for a place to stay and have to experience that. horrible!!!!!. Hotel administration should do something, Imagine snakes taking the place of these crickets? think of the possible outcomes.
Stayed one night for an early audition at Baylor. Good location - just a couple blocks to campus. Room was clean, beds comfy, plenty of towels for two. Staff was courteous. Breakfast was a bit thin, but OK. Hot waffles, oatmeal, cereal, juice,
coffee. Typical light fare. All we needed was a clean room to sleep in, shower, and get a bite in the morning. That's what we got at a good price.
friendly staff. clean rooms. first room the key swipe didn't work but front desk gave me another room right away. free breakwast + wifi were good to have. close to several fast food restaurants being minutes away also helped.