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Motel Report #1325352 Sun Sep 08 2019 08:52 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline OP
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
For those of you who stayed at the Super 8, how was your experience? Anyone stay at the Argosy? If so how was it? Feel free to share your experience with any other of the motels close by. After our past trouble with temporary Stovebolt HQ and the drug paraphernalia in the parking lot, I’m curious if moving to the Super 8 was a good choice. Was it good enough you would stay there again?


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325355 Sun Sep 08 2019 09:08 PM
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Dusty53 Offline
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Not so Super 8 -
Well, I think that it was "ok", and just ok. Yes, I would stay there again because it was tolerable and close to the event. You get what you pay for I suppose.
a. The sheets were stained as well as the pillow cases, but otherwise seemed clean. The room appeared clean.
b. The toiletries were minimal, one bar of soap, but three bottles of shampoo.
c. The wash cloth and towels.........I have shop rags in better condition than the wash cloth.....as in singular, one....
d. Breakfast choices..........minimal.
e. Parking lot was fine.
f. Had no issues with other guests or anyone outside the hotel.
g. Hotel staff was present. Ok, sort of friendly if you initiated the conversation, otherwise seemed like they didn't want to be there either.

I give it 2 stars out of 5.........and one of those stars is just because I'm a nice guy.


Ronnie
1954 Chevy 3604 - A work in progress...

" You can't keep dancing with the Devil and wonder why you're still in hell"
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325373 Sun Sep 08 2019 11:38 PM
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48bigtrucks Offline
Shop Shark
I stay at the Briarcliff Marriott. Been staying there for the last 4 trips down. It's only 5 years old and is very nice. It's close enough that I can see the casino from the hotel,
Scott


Scott Ward

2 1948 1.5-ton Loadmasters
The red one and The snow pusher
1 1950 3100
1 1955.1 Chevy 6500
1 1954 Chevy 6500 2-Ton
1 1955 1st Series COE 5700
1 1963 K20 (454)
1 1964 C10 (350)
1 1951 1.5-ton Dump Truck
1953 and a 1956 Ford F800

Raising a teenager is like trying to nail Jello to a tree!
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325378 Mon Sep 09 2019 12:26 AM
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WE b OLD Online
Master Gabster
What Dusty 53 said to the t. Bath towels needed to be about double.

Last edited by WE b OLD; Mon Sep 09 2019 12:27 AM.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325389 Mon Sep 09 2019 01:34 AM
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Shakey61 Offline
Shop Shark
I'll stay somewhere else next time.

-Kevin


This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325403 Mon Sep 09 2019 03:51 AM
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2-Ton Offline
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We are with Kevin, Vicki and I will find somewhere else.
Our TV didn't work, plus what everyone else has said.
It would also be nice if you could understand the employees.
You had to flip a switch next to the door for the frig to work.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325406 Mon Sep 09 2019 04:48 AM
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Shakey61 Offline
Shop Shark
The last time I had accommodations like that, I was getting shot at by rockets and mortars in a dusty foreign country. By the second night at the Super 8, I was looking for scorpions and camel spiders, so I could stage a cockfight. Ah, good times.

-Kevin

Last edited by Shakey61; Mon Sep 09 2019 11:11 PM.

This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325423 Mon Sep 09 2019 12:36 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline OP
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Scott Ward just might have the right idea. You would think that Wyndham (parent company of Super 8) would provide better oversight/control of their hotels. Sounds to me like the site management just doesn’t care. You would think their close proximity to the Argosy would keep them on their toes. Perhaps some strongly worded email from several members to their corporate HQ are in order. It’s hard for those of us who don’t live or travel in the area frequently to know where the bad hotels are located. The travel sites aren’t much help.
Keep the reviews coming so better plans can be made for next year.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325438 Mon Sep 09 2019 03:03 PM
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Rusty Rod Offline
Moderator - The Electrical Bay and Rocky Mountain Bolters
My room was just ok. I didn't use the TV. The bath tub was a near disaster, since the spout was loose. There was a nice hole in the bathroom door and the frame was duck taped on to the wall. The A/c was on point tho, except I forgot to turn it on saturday. The entire place needs a chinese field day!!

On a positive note. One of the employees was pretty good about checking the parking lot security. She came out while I was poking around in the back of my truck, and also when we were messing with Scott's truck.

Last edited by Rusty Rod; Mon Sep 09 2019 04:13 PM.

Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325439 Mon Sep 09 2019 03:09 PM
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2-Ton Offline
Shop Shark
There are some decent hotels up toward the airport, short drive up I-29.
Hiatt and La Quinta to mind.

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325441 Mon Sep 09 2019 03:13 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline OP
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
FYI, I contacted Wyndham corporate and filed a complaint on behalf of our members who stayed at the Super 8. Waiting on their response. I suggest all who had a bad experience leave negative feedback on the motels website.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325447 Mon Sep 09 2019 03:48 PM
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2-Ton Offline
Shop Shark
Anyway to send them a link of our comments thread?

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325493 Mon Sep 09 2019 07:56 PM
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Posts: 7,794
Justhorsenround Offline OP
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Well to my surprise I got a email from Wyndham. The Super 8 at Riverside, Mo., is not a Wyndham corporation hotel. It is a franchisee operation. They admitted that site has a lot of negative feedback, so, they do read reviews. Apologies were offered. I sent a reply thanking them for responding and suggested that Wyndham might just want to consider pulling the franchise from the current owners, due to the overwhelming negative feedback on social media. It is what it is.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325513 Mon Sep 09 2019 09:17 PM
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klhansen Offline
Shop Shark
Interesting, I sent the manager of a Travelodge (also a Wyndgham franchise) in Seattle that I stayed at an e-mail, pointing out the substandard condition of the site and suggesting improvements. We also stayed at another Travelodge just a few miles away at the start of the trip, and it was like day and night in comparison.

...Crickets

Maybe I should have posted a review to their website instead.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325546 Tue Sep 10 2019 12:37 AM
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WE b OLD Online
Master Gabster
Just received a review request in my email. Reviewed it.


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325615 Tue Sep 10 2019 01:07 PM
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Mike K Offline
Shop Shark
My room was OK, but that is about all I can say. As has been said not enough towels or wash clothes. Breakfast was SAD. The second night I bought stuff at Quick Trip and had better food. My wife has already said that if she come we will not be staying there. I probably will look for something else next time, even if I have to drive a bit to get there.


Mike Kelley
1966 Chevy C10 SWB - 250 L6/3-speed OD
2002 Chevy Ext 1500 4x4

Http://myol66.wordpress.com
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325683 Tue Sep 10 2019 11:57 PM
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48bigtrucks Offline
Shop Shark


Scott Ward

2 1948 1.5-ton Loadmasters
The red one and The snow pusher
1 1950 3100
1 1955.1 Chevy 6500
1 1954 Chevy 6500 2-Ton
1 1955 1st Series COE 5700
1 1963 K20 (454)
1 1964 C10 (350)
1 1951 1.5-ton Dump Truck
1953 and a 1956 Ford F800

Raising a teenager is like trying to nail Jello to a tree!
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325692 Wed Sep 11 2019 12:48 AM
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2-Ton Offline
Shop Shark
Scott, we'll check it out next year.
It is a nice hotel and the rates are reasonable.
Plus it is close to the show.

Vicki and I may be headed to Memphis this weekend and staying a block away from Beale street.
Blues Beer & BBQ weekend!

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325695 Wed Sep 11 2019 12:55 AM
Joined: Mar 2004
Posts: 3,086
48bigtrucks Offline
Shop Shark
If we get enough interested, maybe we can ask for a group rate...

It does gave an outdoor gathering space with a fireplace. There's also conference rooms and an indoor open space. Food for thought,
Scott

Last edited by 48bigtrucks; Wed Sep 11 2019 12:57 AM.

Scott Ward

2 1948 1.5-ton Loadmasters
The red one and The snow pusher
1 1950 3100
1 1955.1 Chevy 6500
1 1954 Chevy 6500 2-Ton
1 1955 1st Series COE 5700
1 1963 K20 (454)
1 1964 C10 (350)
1 1951 1.5-ton Dump Truck
1953 and a 1956 Ford F800

Raising a teenager is like trying to nail Jello to a tree!
Re: Motel Report [Re: 48bigtrucks] #1325710 Wed Sep 11 2019 01:34 AM
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1954 MI Offline
Wrench Fetcher
Sounds like a great upgrade from the less than Super 8.
Does the parking lot have plenty of space for trailers?

--Tom

Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325712 Wed Sep 11 2019 02:03 AM
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48bigtrucks Offline
Shop Shark
Not really but they can be dropped at the park before hand...
Scott


Scott Ward

2 1948 1.5-ton Loadmasters
The red one and The snow pusher
1 1950 3100
1 1955.1 Chevy 6500
1 1954 Chevy 6500 2-Ton
1 1955 1st Series COE 5700
1 1963 K20 (454)
1 1964 C10 (350)
1 1951 1.5-ton Dump Truck
1953 and a 1956 Ford F800

Raising a teenager is like trying to nail Jello to a tree!
Re: Motel Report [Re: Justhorsenround] #1325733 Wed Sep 11 2019 09:02 AM
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WE b OLD Online
Master Gabster
A little steep for my budget. I would have to reserve a room and then sublet it to 6 other people. dang


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
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