Gemini Motel

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After checking out of the horrible Royal Inn Motor Inn (see review) I was driving down Plymouth Rd, tired and discouraged, when I spotted the little Gemini Motel. I love little 1950's motels and had had wonderful luck with them all over Michigan this trip so I pulled in and walked into the office. I asked how much for a room and the guy said $30--that sounded great! Cash only should have put my antennae up, as should have the $5 key deposit, the condums and douches on display in the window, and the no refund sign (did I mention I am a 59 year old grandmother and had come back to Livonia for my high school reunion?). It was late, I was tired and just wanted to find a place to sleep for the night. I didn't think to ask if it was a non-smoking room till after I had paid and was told no. When I asked if he had one that was non-smoking the guy looked at me like I had gone daft. I carried in the minimum, knowing anything I took in would reek of old smoke by morning. I turned on the TV and the fan in the bathroom and the air conditioning (even though it's November and in the high 30's outside) to help circulate the putrid air and block out all noises--I didn't want to hear ANYTHING from any other room or outside. This looked like a place that rented by the hour. As feared, I smelled like smoke the next day but the night passed without incident otherwise. Then I found the lovely Days Inn further down Plymouth Rd and lived happily ever after (see review).

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After checking out of the horrible Royal Inn Motor Inn (see review) I was driving down Plymouth Rd, tired and discouraged, when I spotted the little Gemini Motel. I love little 1950's motels and had had wonderful luck with them all over Michigan this trip so I pulled in and walked into the office. I asked how much for a room and the guy said $30--that sounded great! Cash only should have put my antennae up, as should have the $5 key deposit, the condums and douches on display in the window, and the no refund sign (did I mention I am a 59 year old grandmother and had come back to Livonia for my high school reunion?). It was late, I was tired and just wanted to find a place to sleep for the night. I didn't think to ask if it was a non-smoking room till after I had paid and was told no. When I asked if he had one that was non-smoking the guy looked at me like I had gone daft. I carried in the minimum, knowing anything I took in would reek of old smoke by morning. I turned on the TV and the fan in the bathroom and the air conditioning (even though it's November and in the high 30's outside) to help circulate the putrid air and block out all noises--I didn't want to hear ANYTHING from any other room or outside. This looked like a place that rented by the hour. As feared, I smelled like smoke the next day but the night passed without incident otherwise. Then I found the lovely Days Inn further down Plymouth Rd and lived happily ever after (see review).

Cons: Horrible old smoke smell

 

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