1. Free Wifi - I am blogger, I need the free Wi-fi and I don't want to have to pay extra for it.
2. Free Parking - Why should anyone staying at a hotel also pay to park there? (NOT NICE)
3. Fold out bed - so my kids can sleep on it if we can't get two queens, or at least a suite with a sitting area.
Drury Inns exceeded our expectations from the get go. When you walked into the lobby to check in, there was a popcorn machine and free soda right in the lobby. My tired hungry kids really appreciated the popcorn, and so did I!
First I was pleasantly surprised with our hotel room:
It was a suite and very spacious. It came with a mini fridge and microwave. Some hotels include, one but not the other, a large counter for all the snacks we have to pack for the kids, one central bathroom between the sitting area and bedroom, and a king size bed.
Also one thing I noticed, written on a card on the desk was the name of our housekeeper and her extension. That is pretty rare to know exactly who will be cleaning your room and where to call for extra towels.
Usually when staying at a hotel we pick a nearby restaurant to eat dinner at. We didn't have to leave the hotel for dinner! Just like a continental breakfast, Drury Inns has what is called "Kickback time from 5:30 pm on. We filled our plates with meatballs, salads, baked ziti, hot-dogs, soup and more. We didn't need to drag our kids back out in the heat of Phoenix to find a restaurant and then risk our time being limited by cranky impatient children. We ate til we were full and went back up to our hotel room. I totally wish I would have taken a picture of my plate, but left my phone in my room.
The next morning we were surprised with a wonderful breakfast of eggs, hash browns, waffles, biscuits and gravy, a cereal bar, donuts, fruit and more. So that's two meals we didn't have to worry about and all for the cost of $95 a night.
The next morning after breakfast, we hit Arrowhead Town mall to go to the Lego Store they had there and to just hang out for awhile, then we came back to the hotel and took the kids to the indoor/outdoor pool.
We met up with some friends for dinner that evening that we hadn't seen in a long time and were sure to hit the breakfast before heading back up to Flagstaff.
Over all it was a great stay and the only complaint we had was when my husband found a condom wrapper under the bed-skirt of our bed. It wasn't really that big of a deal because I'm sure the vacuum cleaner tends to miss anything that gets pushed under there. The room was very clean when we checked in, but we did mentioned it in the nicest way when we checked out and Drury Inns and Suites apologized for it and gave us credit for a free night's stay in the future. All I can say is having a friendly helpful staff and amenities that aren't considered "extras" is so worth it! If you are looking for more accommodations than most hotels, Drury Inns and Suites is the place to go and no, they didn't tell me to say that and this post is not sponsored in any way.