I found a 64% off deal for this hotel on Hotwire so jumped at the chance to save on a "good" (reviews) hotel in the Peoria, IL area. Boy did I make a mistake. First, though, I have to give props to the staff. Just about everyone I met there--from the likable young woman at the front desk (30 January 2016) to the various housekeeping staff--was polite and kindly, willing to help me find my way around or to get kitchen utensils for my room. And the hotel is just off the highway, so it's easy to get to. But it's set back off the main road, so highway noise isn't an issue. That's where the positives end.
This is VERY MUCH a budget hotel, and I cannot justify spending more than the $50 I paid for the night. And even that, for what I experienced, was way too much. Not only is the kitchen not stocked with the basics--cup, plate, spoon/fork/knife, anything you'd need to eat there, but even though the staff is happy to get utensils for you, let's just say the presentation is unsanitary. Take your own, is my advice.
The room was dark and outdated. More than half the outlets didn't work (laptop, cell phone...). The lights were so dim that even with multiple lights on the fluorescent aura was dark and depressing. No napkins or anything other than a single tiny bottles of shampoo and two tiny bars of soap--all left unopened, thank you.
But by FAR the worst aspect of my single night there was the noise from other guests. I couldn't fall asleep easily, and slept extremely fitfully once I did, because the footsteps from the guest above kept me up all night. I'm not a particularly light sleeper, having grown up in the city. But the hotel's acoustics would suffice for the local symphonic orchestra. God, I was up and ready to leave by 5AM from the THUD-THUD-THUD ... THUD-THUD-THUD from the, um, guests above me. It's not worth it to me to save on a place to SLEEP if you cannot even sleep there.
I travel a lot. And I have NEVER found a budget motel/hotel anywhere that's worth what I paid for it. Going forward I'll spend a lot more cash in hopes of renting something peaceful.
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