The Ramada Inn and a Best Western are the only hotels in Paintsville, KY. Fortunately for me the Ramada Inn is an acceptable choice.
I received a room with a queen-size bed. While it was definitely small for my tastes, I found it surprisingly comfortable. It wasn’t technically a pillow-top, but it had a little bit of give in the top before supporting the body.
The room was strangely partitioned. A ¾-wall separated the bathroom and open closet from the rest of the room. The bathroom area was cut in half again, with the sink outside the commode and the shower. The heat lamp in the bathroom failed to work, and there was a noticeable draft from the vent. The shower functioned properly with good heat and pressure.
A 30″ square table under a wall mounted lamp served as the desk. Two outlets were available from the wall. The television had six HBO channels and ESPN/2/Classic/U, among other channels.
There was an ethernet jack, but I never got it to work. Wireless was very fast, but there was an annoying hitch: at about 8:00, the system would render my hotel login invalid, and I would have to call technical support. One night I waited a half hour for them to switch me back on again. HAL users will have to disable proxies.
The room’s heater functioned well, but it rattled quite loudly. It was controlled by a wall thermostat.
I couldn’t find a fitness room, but the hotel does have a large indoor-outdoor pool and spa.
I received decent service at the hotel’s restaurant. The open-faced roast beef sandwich was average, but the lettuce on the salad bar was quite fresh and chopped up very finely. There’s no continental breakfast.
Access to the hotel is a little constricted by driveways that enter and exit at angles.
The HAL rate is $70/night. It probably would be less if faced with more competition, but the cost is still acceptable for business travel.
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