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Rodeway Inn

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Staff was dismissive, the hotel was under construction. I think that should have been mentioned before hand.

The Staff is friendly, pleasant and eager to help in any way. Breakfast is delicious and amazing how the gentleman prepares it without a kitchen area. The hotel very badly needs a Face Lift and this should be done immediately for it is located so conveniently to the University of Alabama . We have stayed numerous times for various reasons and have recommended to friends. Kudos to Von !!

It was an ok place but my biggest issue was the bathroom wasn't the best but I bring my own cleaning supplies gloves, cleaning solutions, ect so I made it work for me

The hotel overall was standard. However, the location of the hotel and security seemed very sketchy. The hotel itself was gated and made itself seem very unsafe. The rooms were standard and a little subpar but it was as expected.

We booked through a service and asked for a non smoking room, but when we checked in we were given a smoking room. I called the srrvice and the front desk, but nothing was done. I got a head ache and had trouble sleeping. I left my number, but the owner and manager never called. What poor customer service.

I enjoyed my stay. The room had everything in it except a microwave. My stay was relaxing.

First, we were not aware of a name change three weeks before our arrival and spent an extra 30-40 minutes before we figured it out. Motel was okay for what it was, overpriced only because it was a football weekend (which most properties are in Tuscaloosa on those occasions). Breakfasts were surprisingly good because of the down home sausage gravy that was there each day. No major complaints, about what we expected.

Started by letting us check in 30 minutes early. All of the staff were friendly and the hotel is easy to find. When we first entered our room, the smell of vanilla air freshener was so strong we had to open the window. We did not stay very long so we did not find out what it was covering until very late that night. When we returned late that evening to our room, the awful smell was so strong we almost drove back home(game night so no rooms in town). We did not speak to the desk about. Opened window and left as soon as we got up!

To start out we had trouble finding the hotel so we called for directions. [...] made no attempt to help us find the place and kept saying "I don't really know the area but we are close to a Waffle House"....Turns out she lives in the area but was just too lazy to help us find her location from where we were....We arrived at the hotel around 5:30pm and the kids enjoyed the pool until a girls softball team showed up and ultimately made the experience horrible for folks with families like us. 30+ people took over the pool area (teenage girls and parents) along with a huge rolling stereo system that was so loud that the bass made the hotel walls shake. We typically put our kids down to bed around 8:00pm and the music was still blaring and booming that I went down to talk to "[...]" to ask that the music be turned off. She refused to do so, indicating that tenants are permitted to have music at the pool and the pool was open until 10pm. She did say she would ask them to turn it down though. 15 minutes later the music was still unchanged so my wife called [...] and an argument then ensued regarding the policy that she could not ask a tenant to turn the music off wile the pool was open. She indicated she would ask them to turn it down again....another 15 minutes and the music was now even louder...another phone call and still no result...On the 3rd phone call we asked for the phone number of the local police department to report this disturbance. [...] finally realized the seriousness of our annoyance and indicated she would go out to turn the music off. It was then that she admitted she had never even gone outside to see the huge stereo system that was playing and how loud it really was (it was a tower that was probably 5 feet tall, on wheels!!) [...] handled this very poorly and because of the poor management we would never stay here again. In the morning, the new girl at the front desk heard our story and admitted that [...] should never have let it go that long as the policy at the hotel is to give one warning to loud guests and if another complaint is made, the local police dept are called...she dropped the ball.

The trip from Dallas was 10 hours. We arrived at 1pm one hour before check in. Exhausted I asked if we could wait in the lobby until 2pm check in. The desk clerk got us checked in and I was taking a nap in 10 min. Great customer service, great breakfast. With a child at the university for the next three years I will not stay anywhere but Sleep Inn when in Tuscaloosa.

Didn't sleep well. The walls seemed to be paper thin. There was a lot of noise in the hallway. The breakfast offered more than I expected. Could have used a later check-out time.

Check-in and -out was fast, efficient, and friendly. Room was clean. Shower was large. Bathroom was well-designed. Bed was comfy. HVAC was contollable in the room. In general, the room layout shows increasing efficiency of space at this sort of budget lodging. Breakfast was mainly for sugar junkies: Little Debbie cream-filled oatmeal cookies, pre-made (defrosted?) waffletes. Sugary cereals. White bread bagels. Powdered suger min-donuts. Fruit yogurt by Yoplait. No tea. I would have prefered real granola, whole-grain bagel, bran muffin, and a selection of herb and traditional teas. (This sort of breakfast is available at the Country Inn and Suites on McFarland, south of I-20.)

The Sleep Inn was a nice hotel. It was kinda out of the way from the main city, but overall nice. In front of the hotel there was not a place to drive into from the other side of the road. But the staff was nice, and the room was nice. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was good too.

4300 Skyland Blvd E Tuscaloosa AL

Hotel highlights

  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Rodeway Inn is located within a 15-minute drive of Paul W. Bryant Museum and Coleman Coliseum. This 73-room hotel has free breakfast along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi. Tannehill Park is 28.9 mi (46.6 km) from this central Tuscaloosa hotel.


Dining

Free hot/cold buffet breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room.


Rooms

All of Rodeway Inn's 73 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and free weekday newspapers. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LED TVs with cable channels. Other standard amenities include free local calls, hair dryers, and ironing boards.


Property features

At Rodeway Inn, guests enjoy features like an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and free WiFi in public areas. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff are standing by 24/7 to assist with any requests. Additional amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, coffee/tea in a common area, and free newspapers.

Room options

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Smoking

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for Rodeway Inn

Everyone (3) Couples (5) Business (1) Family (3) Other (1)
1

not good

Everyone

Staff was dismissive, the hotel was under construction. I think that should have been mentioned before hand.

By on Aug 20, 2017

4

college football stay

Everyone

The Staff is friendly, pleasant and eager to help in any way. Breakfast is delicious and amazing how the gentleman prepares it without a kitchen area. The hotel very badly needs a Face Lift and this should be done immediately for it is located so conveniently to the University of Alabama . We have stayed numerous times for various reasons and have recommended to friends. Kudos to Von !!

By , from Coastal AL on Nov 15, 2016

3
Everyone

It was an ok place but my biggest issue was the bathroom wasn't the best but I bring my own cleaning supplies gloves, cleaning solutions, ect so I made it work for me

By on Apr 18, 2016

3

alright hotel

Couples

The hotel overall was standard. However, the location of the hotel and security seemed very sketchy. The hotel itself was gated and made itself seem very unsafe. The rooms were standard and a little subpar but it was as expected.

By on Dec 30, 2014

1

smoking room

Couples

We booked through a service and asked for a non smoking room, but when we checked in we were given a smoking room. I called the srrvice and the front desk, but nothing was done. I got a head ache and had trouble sleeping. I left my number, but the owner and manager never called. What poor customer service.

By on Dec 28, 2013

3

weekend getaway

Couples

I enjoyed my stay. The room had everything in it except a microwave. My stay was relaxing.

By on Nov 19, 2012

2

it is what it is

Families

First, we were not aware of a name change three weeks before our arrival and spent an extra 30-40 minutes before we figured it out. Motel was okay for what it was, overpriced only because it was a football weekend (which most properties are in Tuscaloosa on those occasions). Breakfasts were surprisingly good because of the down home sausage gravy that was there each day. No major complaints, about what we expected.

By on Oct 28, 2011

2

nice staff, not nice room

Couples

Started by letting us check in 30 minutes early. All of the staff were friendly and the hotel is easy to find. When we first entered our room, the smell of vanilla air freshener was so strong we had to open the window. We did not stay very long so we did not find out what it was covering until very late that night. When we returned late that evening to our room, the awful smell was so strong we almost drove back home(game night so no rooms in town). We did not speak to the desk about. Opened window and left as soon as we got up!

By on Nov 14, 2010

1

nightmare experience

Families

To start out we had trouble finding the hotel so we called for directions. [...] made no attempt to help us find the place and kept saying "I don't really know the area but we are close to a Waffle House"....Turns out she lives in the area but was just too lazy to help us find her location from where we were....We arrived at the hotel around 5:30pm and the kids enjoyed the pool until a girls softball team showed up and ultimately made the experience horrible for folks with families like us. 30+ people took over the pool area (teenage girls and parents) along with a huge rolling stereo system that was so loud that the bass made the hotel walls shake. We typically put our kids down to bed around 8:00pm and the music was still blaring and booming that I went down to talk to "[...]" to ask that the music be turned off. She refused to do so, indicating that tenants are permitted to have music at the pool and the pool was open until 10pm. She did say she would ask them to turn it down though. 15 minutes later the music was still unchanged so my wife called [...] and an argument then ensued regarding the policy that she could not ask a tenant to turn the music off wile the pool was open. She indicated she would ask them to turn it down again....another 15 minutes and the music was now even louder...another phone call and still no result...On the 3rd phone call we asked for the phone number of the local police department to report this disturbance. [...] finally realized the seriousness of our annoyance and indicated she would go out to turn the music off. It was then that she admitted she had never even gone outside to see the huge stereo system that was playing and how loud it really was (it was a tower that was probably 5 feet tall, on wheels!!) [...] handled this very poorly and because of the poor management we would never stay here again. In the morning, the new girl at the front desk heard our story and admitted that [...] should never have let it go that long as the policy at the hotel is to give one warning to loud guests and if another complaint is made, the local police dept are called...she dropped the ball.

By on Jun 17, 2010

5

customer service is alive at sleep inn

Families

The trip from Dallas was 10 hours. We arrived at 1pm one hour before check in. Exhausted I asked if we could wait in the lobby until 2pm check in. The desk clerk got us checked in and I was taking a nap in 10 min. Great customer service, great breakfast. With a child at the university for the next three years I will not stay anywhere but Sleep Inn when in Tuscaloosa.

By on May 7, 2010