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ND Motels: A Comparison of Hotel/Motel Amenities

 

Hotel Amenities: A Discussion on Supplies

By Jan Ashby   Jan Ashby

Do you think that motel towel upgrades should be “on the menu” at the point of check-in?  For that matter, do you feel that hotels and motels should offer more upgrades?

 

I realize a person can choose a suite at said motel and receive better accommodations – but this does not include TOWELS.   SHould management be thinking of additional ways to make the guest comfortable?  I would think the ANSWER to this would be a resounding “yes” .

 

 

motel-towelYet my thoughts today lead me to more than just TOWELS… It occurs to me that some ladies (and men) might appreciate an upgrade on soap – you know, instead of those tiny soaps that hotels and motels give you.  So that’s one idea..

 

Or a PLUSH, soft bathmat – as an upgrade – might be nice.  You know, I feel that North Dakota could go a long way toward improving accommodations.  Look AT that word in the previous sentence

 

A-C-C-O-M-M-O-D-A-T-I-O-N  – You’ll note that the ROOT word of this noun is “accommodate” – and I do feel that many

ND motels

and hotels can improve.

 

 

Have I “Walked the Walk” Though?

I say this after having traveled around the state (on and off for 7 years) – and I do notice some room for improvement on

HOTEL soaps and amenities

hotel soaps and amenities

What about the idea of providing organic laundry detergent in the hotel or motel laundry room – i.e., offering a choice for those people who have “soap allergies” or sensitivities..

Of course, Management may say that it’s an expense to store extra items such as this — yet if Management did a survey of what residents wanted, it could be worked out.

 

There is a way to do such things.  An upscale hotel (or motel) can place a survey in the room – and simply OFFER a discount  to get the guest to actually fill out the survey.

For example, a free spa visit for a future stay.  Motel and hotel owners can do joint ventures with other small businesses in North Dakota, too.  This way, both parties benefit.

local business promotions   (The spa owner or massage therapist gets introduced to new customers, while the hotel/motel accomplishes their end goal)

This can be implemented online, as well.

 

>> Please post your suggestions and ideas (in the form of a comment) < <

And don’t be shy about sharing.. if you like this post.

–  Jan Ashby

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Professional Staff and European Flair

Noble Inn:  A European Style Hotel with Friendly Staff

By Jan Ashby

     ND Motels in Devils Lake

Location:  1009 20th Avenue Southeast, Minot ND 58701

CHECK IN TIME: 3 PM

CHECK OUT:      12 NOON

Today I’d like to tell you about a nice inn I found, quite by accident.  It has charm and a “european flair“.  Plus it has decent hotel amenities – specifically, there’s a fitness center, an indoor pool, and a kitchenette in every room.  Also it’s convenient to have the laundry on EACH and every floor!

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Minot ND Hotels: Additional Amenities to Consider

Are You a Techie?  Well, you’ll be pleased to know that every room includes wi-fi. Plus there’s a 32 inch flat screen tv.  And if you like the feel of memory foam, you’ll be jazzed to know you can request a memory foam topper!

The bed is a pillow-top bed – all the rooms are new, and are quite sound-proof. This is a quiet inn and is close to the airport. It features a large walk-in closet.  And if you need something (extra pillow, information) just ask; the Noble Inn has courteous staff who want to HELP you out.

Simply call (701) 837-1500. The professional staff will be glad to assist you.

 

The rooms are non-smoking, but there’s a designated area for smokers.

Many online reviews confirm this – as you can see 😎 .


Minot Activities and Events

The North Dakota State fairgrounds are 2 miles away, and host many events.  The North Dakota State Fair is in July – yet there are year-round programs, and you have only to LOOK up the calendar.

The Taube Museum of Art is nearby, as is the Old Soo Depot Transportation museum.  For dining, there’s a variety.  I’ll list some fine dining establishments:

If you prefer oriental – thai food for example – there’s the Baan Rao restaurant on  40th st. (it’s at 401 40th Street SE, Minot ND)

Final Notes

Some people like to know if a place has any newspapers. This one does. Also, there are banquet facilities on site.  And if you happen to have a lot of luggage, well, you’ll be relieved to know that this inn does have an elevator.

For summertime, there’s an outdoor barbecue to be enjoyed.

It is a new hotel, arriving during the boom time in North Dakota (oil boom) – with plush features (granite countertops, nice silverware & a kitchen), a bar, and full “hot” breakfast.. what’s not to like?

 

 

Additional Services at The Inn

Services

Vending Machine (snacks), Vending Machine (drinks), Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Laundry, Fax/Photocopying, Business Center, ATM Machine on site, Newspaper

If this doesn’t strike you as a charming place to stay, well, you drive a hard bargain. You may want to check other Minot hotels such as Four Points by Sheraton Minot.

  – Jan Ashby          Jan Ashby
Staff Reporter

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