Last month we went to Mermet Springs to SCUBA dive. Mermet Springs is about 10 miles from Metropolis, Illinois. Now Metrpolis, Illinois is just across the river from Paducah, Kentucky, so that’s how we wound up going eating in both Metropolis, Illinois as well as Paducah, Kentucky. But where did we stay, because obviously we didn’t sleep in our truck, right? I’m so glad you asked where we stayed. We stayed at the Super 8 in Metropolis.
A few years ago we tried staying in another hotel and were kicked out at 2am. Why we were kicked out, well we were asleep so it’s not like we did anything. It was a screwy deal that I’d rather not rehash. But when we needed a place to stay at 2am, the Super 8 took us in with open arms. And I’d like to note that the hotel that kicked us out, the last 2 years we’ve been there, they haven’t had any cars in their parking lot. How they stay in business I’m not really sure.
While the Super 8 might need a bit of updating, it’s a clean hotel with clean rooms and a bed. You can’t complain. I really think these beds were full size beds but we got a double room because my mother-in-law was with us.
One thing we love about this hotel is the fact they have a swimming pool and a hot tub. When you have a kid who loves water with you and she can’t get in at Mermet Springs, this is the perfect way to get her in the water and let her swim.
Mark and I have stayed at this hotel 4 times now. No complaints! I must also admit that Mark and Jared might have played some pranks on our friends so they told the front desk staff that if they got complaints, this is what they did. The hotel staff played along. It was great!
*Pulled from my old blog Paved Dirt Roads