Dog Friendly = Damaged Room
Posted 29-Aug-2015 on Hotels
Everything was adequate for the price and location of this hotel, but I wouldn't say it was the best experience. We normally stay at another hotel in Elkhart during family road trips, but this time we had our dog with us and needed something dog friendly. Our room was fine for one night for 2 adults and 2 kids and a small dog, but clearly we were assigned the "dog" room (room 123). There were significant claw/chew damages on the leather furniture and the rug was taped down, and there was a slight odor and the bathroom could have been cleaner. We had to pay a $25 fee for our small 5lb dog, which is understandable given that the hotel needs to cover any additional damages when guests bring their pets. However, that extra money should ensure the room is maintained with the same quality as other guests receive (dog fees are up to $75 depending on the size of the dog). Dog owners should be more responsible and not allow their pets to damage things, it ruins it for other travelers - but the hotel is ultimately responsible to make sure all rooms are maintained and equally clean for all guests, both human and canine. The beds were really comfortable and although there was no breakfast, we had brought our own cooler and used the mini kitchen which saved us time in the morning.