As you approach this property, especially on a cold and windy evening, you may question your decision to stay but don't.
With the new vertical blinds (a HI Express standard) all closed and a very
flat and featureless front exterior, it looks a bit like some of the newer long term storage facilities you see in many cities. The layout on the property is also a bit weird as there is no parking directly in front of the hotel and instead you are parking on the back side of the family style chain restaurant that is adjacent to the hotel. They have certainly taken away the parking envy of arriving and trying to find a spot close to the entrance as there are none.
Entering the lobby area you are greeted with a fresh design that was welcoming warm on such a cold evening. The person working the desk when I arrived at nearly midnight was very friendly and helpful and even offered to get me a coffee.
The rooms are the new utilitarian design which is functional but certainly not "warm and cozy". The work area was nice but missing any sort of desk lamp and was simply lit with a bar of LEDs mounted high above it. This room had to have at least 4 light switches that did nothing and in fact the lighting along the top of the headboard was plugged into an outlet and had to be unplugged to turn it off. The aforementioned vertical blinds are great for blocking out exterior light but simply lack the warmth of a standard drapery. The bed was very comfortable and I do like having some hooks on the wall that can be used to hang up a jacket without having to get a hanger out of the closet.
The bathroom follows the utilitarian theme. It is usable but small. A pleasant surprise was having the Toilet Paper dispenser visible (I hate when they are behind you when sitting down) but because there was a towel rack on the same wall it was probably only 18" off the floor which is a bit weird.
Overall this is a comfortable place to stop along the busy I-75 corridor between Dayton and Toledo with great staff, a clean room and a comfortable place to sleep. [Less]