a traveler from Travelocity.com
on April 12, 2009
This is not a 5 star hotel. The room was 2 star at the most. I travel a great deal with my work and stay in many hotels every year. The NH Barbizon seemed like a low end Travel Lodge in the US. Nice lobby but the room was worn, dingy and the bathroom moldy. A 5 star hotel room should at least be clean. You could sand furniture with the toilet tissue. Pieces of the bathroom door were falling off and tub drained poorly . I asked for a non-smoking room with a view and 2 beds. The room smelled smokey and there were cigarette papers and a lighter in the desk. The view was the window of another room 15 feet away. There were 2 twin beds pushed together. No top sheet just a bottom sheet on the beds. There were two windows in the room but only one opened, then only a few inches at the top. Fresh air would have been nice. If I opened my curtains people in the hotel hallway could see into the room. My arrival time was 2 hours before check in, 2am my time. I contacted the hotel and asked for an early check in but was told it was against policy and that I could rent a room for the 2 hours before my check in. I was there 4 days, 3 nights and the room was cleaned once. Well the beds were made and the towels replaced. Floor was not swept. No fridge, just a pay if you remove items mini bar. The hotel did not seem to have many guests during my stay. Front desk staff was cold and unconcerned. Only good points. the hotel is close to Centre Station and the room was quiet.
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