I reviewed this hotel before, but, to be honest, it was so long after the stay that I hardly remembered specifics! What I did remember was a really sweet and funny desk clerk named Debbie! I recognized her immediately and told her we had been there the day of the water main break. She remembered that day as particularly challenging, to say the least.
This time, they were actually painting the pool area, which disappointed my husband, who LOVES hot tubs, but they were finished by 4pm (an hour earlier than stated), so he was able to enjoy the water before it was time for happy hour. We received 4 drink tickets, so why not take advantage? Not a great spread--hot dogs, buns and chips, with beer and wine, but we're not fussy. It turned out to be our dinner.
Our room was spacious, with obviously new carpeting, and the biggest fridge we've ever encountered in a Choice hotel. The freezer compartment was large, with a separate door, which was great, since we needed to freeze the ice bags for our cooler for our last day on the road.
The bed, as always, was super comfortable, with pillows that were softer and harder, instead of all the same.
The free wifi was easy and fast, and they actually had high def service on the TV, so the picture was crystal clear. It bugs me to have high def TVs and no high def service, so everyone looks fat and blurry.
I was not so crazy about the coffee maker, which had the plastic container with the coffee packet inside. I hate all that plastic being thrown away! They partially made up for it by having paper, not plastic or styrofoam, plates at breakfast. Speaking of breakfast, it was the usual, with scrambled eggs, sausage, biscuits and gravy (Really? We're in Illinois, not the deep South! That gravy grosses me out!), waffles, cereal and fruit.
We probably will stay here again, because it's in the right spot on our journey from Florida to Wisconsin, but also because of Debbie, and because the hotel tries hard to accommodate.
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