This hotel would never have been on our list of options as a place to stay,however hurricane Irma forced us into this place. We were under a mandatory evacuation and had to leave our flooding neighborhood. There were no other options available to us. InTown Suites did have electricity, air conditioning, full size refrigerators with freezers, 2 burner stoves, large TV, a roof, hot water, & showers all of which we no longer had access to in our own home. Any port in a storm that offered safe shelter was welcoming. Our studio suite though had seen better days. It was very shabby and well-worn. The mattress was lumpy. I told my husband it had potholes. The daybed upholstery was stained and torn with obvious cigarettes burns as did the spread on the double bed. The bed and bath linen were thin and coarse. The freezer worked great which allowed us to save the food from our home refrigerator. We were able to take a hot shower. We were able to watch the news. We had lights. We had air conditioning. We were thankful that we could find a place to rest our heads that was safe even though this hotel was not up to the standards that we usually expected of such an establishment. It was very inexpensive to stay there...less that $300 plus taxes a week. There was no pool, no breakfast, no daily room/maid service, no toiletries (one thin bar of soap only), no coffee maker/pot and no 24 hour desk personnel. There was one elevator, one key per room and mandatory once a week cleaning/linen service. The staff were friendly and helpful. Any port in a storm. We have moved on to a better port but we are fortunate in that we can afford to do so. The hotel was full with a number of families all seeking shelter from Irma and some who lived there semi-permanently....the homeless. There was obviously an effort to keep the place looking neat and attractive with their limited resources. The company makes no bones about the fact that to keep the cost of staying there affordable they do not do a lot of extras, like daily room service, 24 hour office coverage, pools, etc.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- InTown Suites is leader in Extended-Stay living. Our properties are built for the guest staying a week or longer. Our furnished studio/efficiencies offer incredibly low weekly rates with no lease or credit check. To keep rates as low as possible, we are a limited service facility and are not for every traveler. However, if you need to stay a week or longer - and are on a budget - we provide amazing value. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Intown Suites Jacksonville South Hotel Orange Park