In all my traveling days, I honestly have to say the Lord Wakefield Hotel is the seediest place I've ever stayed.
After traveling 7 hours we asked about early check in only to be told it was not possible. We asked to use the toilet facilities only to be told we would not be permitted acess to any bathroom until we checked in!
The rooms were worn, but we had clean towels, hot water and the beds were comfortable. At the price of 67.00 per night I wasn't going to complain. We were close to Salem, York Harbor Maine and Glouster, MA, so the location was fine, especially for the price.
I have to admit I had some trepidation at the unsavory characters that seemed to use the place as a hang out. I used all the locks on my door, and the place did smell of stale smoke. The women working behind the desk seemed to use the facility as her own private social club and her "fans" looked as if they were on parole. But looks aside no one was out of line, it just didn't add to my comfort level being out of town.
Kelly, the bartender was a doll! She was pleasant and helpful and just a real breath of fresh air. A real treat to encounter. Especially since the ice machine didn't work and the bar was the only place to get fresh ice.
I wouldn't recommend this facility to anyone who expects a five star hotel for a two star price. It was adequate. It served it's purpose, and you got what you paid for.
My only recommendation to the management would be to try to eliminate the local flavor from hanging out in front of the hotel at night. They can be a bit intimidating to women traveling alone and they surely do not leave one with a feeling of security and comfort.
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- Also Known As:
- Lord Hotel Wakefield
- Wakefield Lord Hotel
- Best Western Wakefield
- Lord Wakefield Hotel