by Wildcat Dianne
September 27, 2004
I arrived at the Super 8 in Kennewick at 1pm pacific time. I was about an hour early before check-in time, and I thought I would check in and go browsing in the stores nearby until my room was ready. Upon entering the hotel lobby, I was greeted very nicely by the manager and a clerk. I told them I was early for check-in, but thought I could just browse while waiting for my room.
To my pleasure, the rooms on the third floor were ready, and I was quickly checked-in and allowed to go to my room and rest a little bit before going to the nearby mall that the manager highly recommended.
My room was spacious with a queen-sized bed and table and places to put my luggage. The bathroom and room were spotless and neat and there was full cable.
The mall was located about a half-mile from the hotel, and I walked over there to browze about. It was a nice, big mall, and I spent most of the time browzing through books at the Barnes and Noble located there. After being accosted by an obnoxious demo man hawking exfoliating cleaners for your face and hands, I decided to go and have an early dinner at the Applebee's located right next door to the hotel before going back to my room to watch the Red Sox game on ESPN.
To get to the Super 8, Kennewick, from I-82, take the Badger Street exit and go right onto Clearwater Boulevard. From there, turn left onto Deschutes Avenue and right onto Colorado. I highly recommend this Super 8 for its proximity to the highway and shops and for its staff's helpfulness and kindness. It only costs $39 per night and an extra $10 a night for each additional person. So, it doesn't hurt your wallet too much either.
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