Madison Heights, Michigan
September 27, 2005
They have a swimming pool, weather permitting, cable and Internet in each room. The rooms are fair, not huge. The bathroom was a good size, though, with ample counter space. One of our biggest complaints was the lack of space to put your clothes in the room. The closet was tiny--perfect if you were only staying a night or two, but what happened to the "Inn and Suites" for longer stays? We were there for 8 nights. The dresser was ridiculous. It is a faux six-drawer dresser that only has four drawers that are real and workable. This was beyond my comprehension since the dresser itself was using the same floor space for 4 drawers as it would for six.
There was a refrigerator with a microwave that sat right on top of it. Next to that was dead floor space for you to use for dry goods, since there was no counter, cupboard, or cabinet, or you could sit your luggage there, since there wasn't room in the closet or under the bed.
The "free" continental breakfast was okay. Nothing to write home about. Most days were fat- and carb-filled, with a couple days that offered yogurt or hard-bolied eggs. It wasn't consistent, which made it hard to plan whether to eat breakfast in or go elsewhere.
The cleaning service was good. The front desk was hit-or-miss, with some staff who were extremely helpful and some who couldn't give you directions to the nearest highway. They were all friendly, though.
Would I stay here again? Probably not on purpose, if given other choices. Was it horrible--no, not at all. It just lacked what I would expect for someplace that called itself "Inn and Suites". It's really just a moderate- to low-cost hotel.
By the way, from what I understand they allow pets, but I'm not sure of the full cost or policy.
From journal I left my money in Chicago