By Mike Thayer
I recently treated myself to a vacation, a few days of fishing fun on a lake in Missouri. It's my favorite kind of vacation, just the sounds of the great outdoors, appreciating the natural beauty, catching a few fish....
That being said, while roughing it in a tent had its appeal and saved me money on many a fishing trip, I've determined I'm really not into the camping thing anymore. I've been there and done that, the camp fire, the tent, air mattress, all meals coming out of a cooler or cooked over the coals. But in the heat of the summer and after being outdoors all day on the water, come nightfall, I want the comforts of air conditioning, the TV on and a good bed to sleep in. These days when on vacation, the tent and camping gear stays at home. I'm a hotel guy.
There were several budget-minded hotel chains to choose from in the Cameron, Missouri area I was vacationing in and after doing some online homework, I went with the Red Roof Inn. It's been quite awhile since I've stayed at a Red Rood Inn, the online reviews were positive, the amenities looked great and the most important thing, the price was reasonable.
This particular Red Roof has been recently remodeled. Everything was new, to include vinyl floors instead of carpeting. I got a room with a king size bed and the room itself was spacious, with nice desk space. The amenities you come to expect in a decent hotel were all available and working, the Wi-Fi, a cable TV package with a good selection of channels and what I like about the room is something that often gets overlooked, PLENTY of outlets so I didn't have to hunt for any to plug my devices/chargers into.
The bed itself was quite comfortable and the linens were higher end. This Red Roof - franchise operated - didn't cut any corners in the remodel.
There was an ice machine just down the hall from my room and the stay included the typical complimentary breakfast consisting of cereals, waffles, donuts, biscuits and sausage gravy, assorted yogurts, fruits, juices and coffee. I could also make coffee in my room with one of those one cup coffee makers and there was a mini-fridge as well. The maid service was also top notch. This wasn't a noisy hotel either, I slept well, no noise distractions.
Costing me $65 a night, I enjoyed my stay at the Red Roof Inn and I'm giving them 5 out of 5 Bachelor on the Cheap stars. The room was comfortable and the price was reasonable.
$pend Wisely My Friends.....
The Red Roof Inn visited on this occasion is located at:
501 Northland Dr, Cameron, MO 64429
PH: (816) 632-6623