Our recent vacation covered several states, and we booked Super 8 for every city because we have always had good experiences with them. That strategy will likely change now.
This property should NOT be a Super 8 as it is so far below quality standards as to be disgusting. The lobby is almost scary in its decrepit state and the clerk sitting behind bullet-proof glass was our first tip that we had made a bad choice this time.
Despite having clearly requested a 1st floor room, our initial room assignment was on the 2nd floor (stairs only and inaccessible for us). So after much discussion, we were given a 1st floor room which was very under-whelming.
A musty smell, and dark dingy look did little to relieve our concerns. But the beds were clean as was the toilet and tub, so we decided to go ahead and stay since we were only going to be there over night.
There was a serious lack of electrical outlets to plugin laptop and phone chargers, and when we opened the refrigerator a strong smell of urine emanated. (We definitely did not use the refrigerator!)
We went out to dinner, and when we returned, there was a large group of Spanish-speaking young men hanging out on the balcony directly above our room, making comments on visitors cars and what they could see in those cars. My wife definitely did not feel safe during our stay.
We will certainly not stay here again, and if Super 8 is now allowing such low-scale establishments to carry their name, we may have to rethink our choices as to where to stay in the future.
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- Super Eight Durham
- Durham Super Eight
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