This hotel review is for:
200 Hospitality Place
Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: (423) 279-1811
This Sleep Inn in Kingsport, Tennessee had comfortable beds, a great shower (no tubs) and spotty service.
Annually, my family does a get away at the beginning of the year. We meet with friends and have a great time. This year, we decided to explore the area of Kingsport, Tennessee. We wanted a clean, comfortable room that would make relaxing easy. We also wanted amenities like WI-FI, breakfast and hair-dryers. I also like interior entrances and an elevator (but will accept steps). The room at the Sleep Inn in Kingsport met our needs.
Choice Hotels has a guest rewards program called Choice Privileges. Points add up to a free night stay, gift card or other incentives. After checking their website the Sleep Inn in Kingsport came to my attention. It looked promising but I had questions so I called. Ange was the desk clerk who answered my questions. She was very professional and helpful. That clinched the deal.
Instead of having her book the room I chose to do it online. The nonprofit I work with, Hope for Healing.Org, is a member of Igive.Org. When you book at Choice Hotels properties through the link on the Igive.Org website 2.8% goes back to the charity of your choice. (Another good reason to use the Sleep Inn!)
The website for Choice Hotels is user friendly. In a few minutes the reservation was complete. In a few minutes the email confirmation was in my inbox. It shows the name of the hotel, dates of stay and full contact information. My daughter was staying behind because of work.I easily emailed a copy of this to her so she would have no questions in the (unlikely) event of an emergency.
The Sleep Inn of Kingsport was just off of the I-81 exit 63. It’s on a hill so it’s easy to spot. The parking lot is large and has average lighting.
Inside the motel was very clean. Angel checked us in. She was just as nice in person as she was on the phone.
Normally when I book a room I’m looking only for the basics. We use the room for showering and sleeping. that’s about it. I don’t want to buy the motel. I only want to rent the room. We won’t be there long. I expect cleanliness, the room to be well stocked and everything to work. The Sleep Inn fit the bill and delivered more.
We found our room to be adequate but very cool. The heater warmed us up in a few minutes. There was enough space to walk around the beds without tripping. A large TV made it easy to relax from bed and the remote worked. I liked that the vanity was separate from the bathroom. The coffee maker was well stocked with supplies. There was a microwave and refrigerator. We were well pleased.
Wireless internet was a problem at the Sleep Inn in Kingsport. The signal in the room was not good. We were on the middle of the second floor. The computer tried to claim that the security protocol wasn’t right. It was. I had to create an exception before surfing. Most of the time I had two bars but then the signal would drop. Frustrated, I went downstairs to the lobby. From the breakfast area I consistently got a good strong signal. The next day, we checked and sure enough. I also got a better signal from the parking lot than from the room. Go figure.
Breakfast was good. The hours are from 6:00 am – 9:00 am. Wilma was the breakfast attendant on our first day. She was eagerly making sure we all had what we needed. You can tell that she really likes her job. She answered questions, told us about the area and kept the area spotless. The attendant on our last morning was also very nice. I didn’t get her name.
The Sleep Inn breakfast here consisted of a large assortment of flavored teas, hot chocolate, coffee, juices and milk. They also have cold and hot cereal, bagels, toast, butter and margarine, yogurt, fresh fruit and Belgian waffles with a strawberry mix for the topping. Wilma saw to it that no one walked away hungry and even suggested one mom take an apple “for later” for her kids.
In the evening, chocolate chip cookies are available. Tea and coffee to take the room is always available in the lobby.
The other desk clerk at the Sleep Inn in Kingsport were not as helpful as Angel. I tried to ask about restaurants in the area that delivered. It took a minute for the guy behind the desk to look up from his personal red Dell laptop to answer the question. When he did, he was nice but not helpful. On the morning of checkout the desk clerk was friendly but busy (as expected).
All in all though, we enjoyed staying at the Sleep Inn of Kingsport and will probably stay again. Those comfortable beds are very tempting!
The Sleep Inn was near Hamrick’s and was in easy driving of the Gray Fossil Museum. Bristol Caverns was about 20 minutes away.
More information about their amenities can be found at Sleep Inn of Kingsport