I have stayed at this lodge about two dozen times over the course of ten years. I used to love it - outdated and all. Used to be very clean. In the last couple of years, the place has gone down hill a bit. Today's stay, however, is the last straw. Necessary travel (gravely ill parent in local hospital) during Covid is already stressful. I had to ask the desk clerk to wear a mask... The room smells of sweat and smoke. Thankful I had my sleeping bag in the car so that I could place it on top of the sheets. I brought all purpose cleaner to hit the surfaces of frequently touched areas. The cloth I used was really dirty after wiping down the bathroom. I am so disappointed.
This is the kind of sleepy little motel that was popular in the 50's and 60's when more people traveled by car and there werent lots of big-chain hotels around. You still get an actual key to open your door and not an electronic card. The ice machine is near the lobby. The room itself was quite spacious and I got a king bed with a large dresser and two small tables in the room. Flat screen TV was decent but not huge. Channel selection was from satellite so a very good list of channels. The mini fridge and microwave worked great. The bathroom was clean and shower had plenty of hot water. The WiFi was pretty fast. Very quiet at night and no shady people walking around. There is a Sheetz convenience store right up the road, and also a cool ice cream stand. Parking was right in front of the room which makes it easy to unload. I highly recommend staying here if you are in the Altoona area!…
Hotel is a bit outdated, but I knew that when I booked our reservation. The room was clean and the water was HOT. Micro, fridge and hairdryer in room. Coffee available in office, however we had already hit the road before that was available in the morning. Check in was easy and friendly. The only item I wished was with a king bed to have more than 4 standard size pillows. But, that is just our opinion as we each usually sleep with 3 pillows. I could have brought a couple with me, but forgot to throw they in the truck.
Cute little older motel. It is squeaky clean, just as the sign out front proclaims. Bed was very comfy and the old radiators kept us toasty warm on a cold night. Would definitely stay again. Room equipped with a hairdryer, fridge and microwave. Coffee was available in the office.
We have been staying at the Wye Motor Lodge 3 or 4 times a year for 10 years. In the beginning it was fantastic, squeaky clean. The prices was very good, it's a little dated, but for the price it was a great place to stay. Then about a year ago a new owner/manager took over. The prices when up, the service went down. No longer can be called squeaky clean. In my opinion the new owner is only interested in saving money. Only one desk clerk now, Carol, she is the perfect employee, very friendly and knows her job. Carol is the bright spot in a place were everything is going downhill. Sad to report all this, but things change. That's why I entitled it Once Upon a Time.