I'm guessing this motel was built in the 1960s – or 1970s at the latest. By now motels of this vintage have gone through at least one renovation and possibly more. We’ve stayed in some of those – the kind where the owners/management unwisely skipped the hiring of critical architects and designers and skimped on the quality of the necessary tradesmen. NOT this place, though! It’s obvious they got it right when they updated the rooms, especially the bathrooms (as that’s where we’ve seen the shoddiest renovation work), the whole exterior, the lobby, and the breakfast area.
Speaking of the breakfast area, the buffet is quite good. While I wouldn’t recommend the rubber ham, the scrambled eggs are fluffy and tasty, the oatmeal just right (not runny or gloppy), the coffee good, and plenty of choices even for someone with celiac, like me.
For families, they offer a well-kept pool, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, and playground equipment.
The reception staff was quite courteous and responsive. Even though we were there during the last hurrah of the summer tourist season and the place had no vacancies, the receptionist did her best to find us a quieter room (after we discovered we were in the closet building to a busy highway and right next to the ice machine).
If we decide on another Glenwood trip, I’ll save myself some browsing time and choose The Antlers again. less