Off the Beaten Path
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I just returned home from a quick trip to Macon, Georgia, with two friends for the Alpha Delta Kappa Teacher Honorary Sorority Georgia Fun Day event. We stayed at the Best Western Inn and Suites on 4681 Chambers Rd. Two of us stayed in a room with two queen beds, non-smoking. The room had a coffee maker, microwave, refrigerator, hairdryer, ironing board, cable channels, and free WIFI.
The bad news is given first. There is no elevator however, parking is conveniently located near the stairs to the second floor. There was a massive party under us until 11:30, but the music and the laughter were contagious. We arrived around 2:30 pm on Friday. Unfortunately, the rooms were not ready, so we waited in the lobby for about 20 minutes. The check-in lady was very apologetic and friendly. Our reservations were on file, and check-in went smoothly. The lobby sitting area accommodates about a dozen people, contains a working computer, and has a very cool bubble accent piece that changes colors. A flat screen TV provides background noise to our conversation as we wait.
The rooms are spacious. I'm sure about 300 square feet. The location is convenient on a major highway close to Middle Georgia State University. The traffic noise is less than what is at my house, a pleasant surprise. The temperature was comfortable with the standard wall unit AC/Heater. The water in the shower was HOT, which I appreciated after a long car ride. The bed and pillows were very comfortable. It was one of the best night's sleep I have had in some time - after the party downstairs died down.
The highlight of the motel is the breakfast! I have a gluten intolerance, so toast, cinnamon rolls, and waffles are off my list. Most continental breakfasts have little I can eat. That is not the case at this location! I had scrambled eggs and sausage, tangerine, yogurt, and oatmeal. Juice, milk, and coffee were also available, as well as a cereal bar. Several pastries were available. All the staff are amicable and helpful.
At less than $100 a night, I thought the motel was a great value. I recommend Best Western Inn and Suites if you are ever in Macon, Georgia.