1300 E Cherokee Ave
Sallisaw, OK 74959
Oh boy. Our nice motel luck just ran out. From the front, and the lobby, we couldn’t really tell this was going to be a bad experience. The young lady behind the counter was intelligent and well-spoken as well as very customer-service oriented. Since everything had been less expensive in the South, the cheap price wasn’t a clue either. When we drove around back and pulled up in front of our room, we got our first hint. Cars were parked in every direction with the doors open as if they were loading the vehicles. The doors of the rooms were also wide open, with people milling around everywhere. Our room was right next to the vending/laundry area – a very bad place to be considering it seemed everyone there was taking advantage of the cheap Friday night stay to do their laundry and to fill their coolers with ice from the machine.
The room itself was kind of grimy. David and I both refused to use the shower. There were no bedbugs, and the internet worked, so that was good. Although yet again I couldn’t send email through OE. Frankly, I was concerned we’d wake up in the morning to slashed tires or no tires at all. David and I were both awakened numerous times during all hours of the night by banging in the vending area. Come morning, relieved at the fact there were no shootings or other police-related incidents, we jammed the car full of our things before it got light and headed out of town. In our rush, we accidentally left my new pillow, but oh well! That is one hotel we would pass on in the future.
Why didn’t we go somewhere else? Because at that hour, there was nowhere else (one other no-name hotel) and we wanted to see something nearby in the morning. Sometimes it just works out that way!