Arrival Experience: The convenient shuttle makes regular runs between the airport and this close-in hotel, which is less than a five minute drive away. Knowing that this brand specializes in offering value for money, many may assume that the product will only be basic at best. But, Red Roof Inn has launched a new premium concept to attract more business travelers looking for value without passing up on modern amenities, clean comfort, and a few in-room extras. This new Premium Room product is being rolled out at the brand’s Red Roof Inn Plus+ properties nationwide. Reception here is in a small room with a friendly staff.
Dining: Options are limited as there is no restaurant, but there is a delivery menu placed in each room from local dining outlets. Free coffee and tea is available in the lobby at all hours, and a vending machine sells light snacks. Hungry guests will be pleased to know there are microwaves, coffeemakers with Seattle’s Best Coffee, and refrigerators in the room, which are perfect for preparing light meals ensuite. Premium rooms benefit from a welcome goodie box including butter popcorn, fruit and nut mix, granola bars, juice, and bottled water. This is perfect for late-night arrivals feeling puckish.
Rooms: Business travelers will do well to book one of the new Premium rooms, which could easily be mistaken for a Sheraton or Marriott. They feature polished hardwood floors, large beds with pillowtop mattresses and duvets (hardly what you might have expected), and four pillows plus an even larger plush pillow for lounging in bed. Power outlets are plentiful including by the bed and extra-large desk. The ergonomic rolling chair swivels nicely on the hardwood floor and makes a comfortable work space. Free wireless Internet, speaker phones, flat-screen cable TVs, full-length mirrors, and strong air conditioning are all in place. Bathrooms feature separate vanities stocked with True Red toiletries and stacks of towels. Bathrooms have curved shower rods adding acreage to the bathing space, which also has a multi-setting shower head.
Amenities: There is no gym or pool here, but most guests are here for a short stay. And with rates typically around $50-60, there is no question the value at this upgraded hotel is immense. The new Premium room product will surely make you rethink the Red Roof Inn experience, which has always targeted budget-conscious travelers. Now, there is an option for business travelers, which prefer to overnight somewhere comfortable without overpaying.