Summary: a decent, clean hotel that needs a little TLC and updating.
I tend to lean towards Best Western as I find the brand delivers good, affordably priced accommodations across the U.S. I booked this property for a 1 night stay in early Nov. 2016. It's location is conveniently off I-70 and is located near several other hotels. The exterior of the property looks good, painted likely in the last 3-5 years and the grounds maintained. The check-in/lobby area is somewhat small, but clean and having nice furniture. The breakfast area is off the check-in/lobby area. It fits about 7-8 four top tables and a few 2 person tables. The breakfast is the regular fare (hot scrambled eggs, sausage, cereal, etc.) but I found the variety a little limited. For example, at other Best Westerns I've stayed at there's 2 types of sausage available or bacon with sausage. This breakfast had a more limited selection. Still, it was clean and attended by the staff. The hotel also has a pool room, with a somewhat smaller-than-usual pool and a somewhat larger-than-usual hot tub. It was clean and sufficient towels were provided.
So that leaves just the room to review, and this is where the review gets the Average ranking rather than possibly Very Good. The room size and furnishings were standard for a 2 Queen bed room. However, there were some issues. First, one of the beds was positioned so close to the wall, only the very thin could walk on that side of the bed. Second, the room had a few places were the paint was chipped (and possibly the drywall). Third, the faucet had a continuous (though not annoying) drip. Fourth, and most bothersome, while the bathroom had a standard light fixture, there was no switch to operate it. Only a timer switch to operate the heat lamp. Suffice to say, the room could get very warm if one took a hot shower. Replacing a light switch is relatively easy, and I think the other items would be easy to fix too if noted on a room walk-through.
Overall, the stay was acceptable. The staff was pleasant. This location is one I would keep in the back of my mind as a fallback place to stay in Topeka, but with a little TLC it would more likely be among my first choices. less