Myself, my cousin & a friend pulled in after a long day on the road driving from Nova Scotia. It was late evening & we were tired. We didn't want to drive any more.
We considered another place in downtown Rumford but quickly dismissed it. From the outside it didn't look inviting, looked more like a crack den.
First thing that got my attention when we pulled in-there was an ATV in a parking spot & a tractor mower in another spot. Those were the only ?vehicles? parked out front at the time. We took a room around the back on the second floor. It was dark & creepy back there, only 1 dim light in the parking area. At night this motel has a creepy isolated feel to it. I found myself looking around a lot, felt nervous. We had to be careful going up & down the narrow steep stairs in the dark. Easy to fall if not paying attention. The second floor wooden walkway had a covering on it that seemed rumpled in places. The next morning it turned out the rumpled areas was moss! The end of the walkway beside our room had some soft areas-it felt like the floor could give way. Good thing that end room was not in use.
This might have been a good motel in the 70's & 80's but not now. The property is old & worn. Seriously needs updating/upgrading. The red shag carpet in our room dates back to the 70's. The TV is the old tube type that goes back at least to the 80's. No security chain for the door-a rope loop around the doorknob acted as the security chain. Even the locking mechanism on the doorknob didn't feel secure. The toilet was hesitant to flush. There was a bad outhouse type odor for a short time-wondered if it was the aftermath from someone using the toilet in the adjoining room or a plumbing problem. No phone in sight in the room-we found it in a drawer the next morning & figured out why it was there-it didn't work. The bathroom door didn't lock.
On the positive side, there were no bedbugs. We were worried about this & did check for them. The WiFi worked reasonably well until shortly after midnight when it suddenly stopped working-we figured the staff shut it down for the night. The coffee was good.
We were charged $80US for the room-too much. The room was not worth more than half that price. Very poor value for what we paid.
- Also Known As:
- Linnell Motel And Rest Inn Confrence Center
- Linnell Motel & Rest Inn Confrence Hotel Rumford