This is clearly an older property that is now being run under a Ramada franchise. The rooms themselves definitely show their age, but are otherwise generally clean. The bathroom was very clean, and the mattress appeared brand new. The furniture definitely showed some signs of age, and looked pretty shabby.
The breakfast was above average for what you would expect for the price and star-rating of the hotel, and the front desk clerk who ran it was very friendly and proactive with needs.
The check-in clerk the previous day seemed a little perturbed by my request for a second floor room, but eventually relented. The room itself was Texas-Attic-in-the-Summer hot when I first entered, but that may have been because they weren't expecting a guest. It eventually cooled off, and was pleasantly cold the rest of my stay. The flat screen Samsung was a little small for the room size, but worked fine.
The overall property is well maintained, if a little unscenic. The pool is separated from the hotel by the parking lot, and is located next to the dumpsters. Though I didn't go in, it looked sparkling clean. The Giddings State School is the nearest large neighbor, and is unsurprisingly very quiet. A room on the back half of the first building was adequately removed from 290 such that road noise wasn't a problem. The overview of the house next door with the tin-foiled windows was also charming.
I suspect the property is mid-renovation, as the room next door had plywood-covered windows, and there were some building materials in the breezeway.
In all, if the rooms themselves were provided with some updated furniture, it would be a solid 4.5-5 circles. As is, it is the price, cleanliness, and service that get it to a strong four. You could do much worse, literally, in Giddings than the Ramada.
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