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Would you rather stay in a cabin or a motel room?

Asked by Dutchess_III (28290 points ) March 29th, 2014

I’m going to a family reunion at a state park in Oklahoma in June. They have a hotel and cabins there. The person coordinating the event never mentioned the cabins, only the motel. I discovered the cabins when I Googled the park.
It looks like most family members will be staying in a motel room. I’d prefer my own cabin any day. They all have fire places, grills outside, AND they’re $10.00 cheaper!
My son and his family have reserved a cabin right next door.

If you had your druthers, what would you choose?

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syz's avatar

Cabin, cabin, cabin.

ARE_you_kidding_me's avatar

Cabin. If the weather is nice a tent, just so there is a campfire to poke around in.

Coloma's avatar

Cabin, however….if the hotel room had a jacuzzi tub, then, hotel room. haha
I love my baths!

jca's avatar

As long as the cabin were equivalent as far as having shower, toilet. Also, it’s like comparing apples and oranges if the hotel is a crappy hotel. So I couldn’t say without knowing more details. If the cabin had hot shower and toilet, I would probably say cabin, rather than a crappy hotel.

hearkat's avatar

It would depend on the accoutrements of each, as well as their location relative to where the activities will be held. All other thins being equal, I’d prefer a cabin.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Actually, ALL the hotel rooms and ALL the cabins were already full at the park where the reunion is being held, so we wound up taking a cabin at another park about 30 miles away.

janbb's avatar

Cabin

Khajuria9's avatar

Cabin for sure.

dxs's avatar

Motels are cool but I’d take the cabin in this case.

Dutchess_III's avatar

My son and his family can come visit! And we can sit outside and grill in the evenings! And we can go visit them!

zenvelo's avatar

Cabin. Motel rooms are only for sleeping, are uncomfortable, and have little room.

Seek's avatar

I’d take the cabin.

I’d especially take the cabin 30 (or more) miles away from the family reunion.

Ew. Family reunions…

OpryLeigh's avatar

Definitely a cabin.

longgone's avatar

Cabin. Even when given the choice between hotel room and cabin. Four stars upwards, and I’m choosing the room.

cookieman's avatar

Assuming both have working plumbing, I choose cabin. Sounds quaint.

Symbeline's avatar

A cabin for sure, a much better experience.

JLeslie's avatar

Depends. Depends on the condition of the cabin and the condition of the motel. Is it a motel? Or, hotels? Both words were used. What matters to me most of all is the bed and bedding. Is it triple sheeted with a comforter and no bed spread at both places? Assuming both have good beds and bedding, I would take the cabin over the hotel, especially, if it has a living room, and if it has a kitchenette it is a bonus. Pretty much I like any room that is a suite with a separate living room. If the weather was bad I might opt for the hotel for the ease of being at the main lodge if I were going to utilize the facilities there.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Well, I’m not sure if it’s a hotel or a motel. Personally, I prefer motels.

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III A motel over a hotel?

Dutchess_III's avatar

Yes. I smoke and I like being able to step outside the door. Plus I’ve found that the motels are a lot more customer friendly than motels. Seems like the “classier” the motel the fewer services they offer. Gimme a motel 6 over the Hyatt any day!

Symbeline's avatar

Now that you mention it, I don’t mind the odd adventures which can be had in seedy motels lol.

Kardamom's avatar

As long as there is a clean bathroom with a hot shower, I’d pick the cabin any day of the week. In fact, cabin camping is on my bucket list.

JLeslie's avatar

@Dutchess_III I can see why a smoker would much prefer beng able to easily step outside. I stay away from Motel 6 on general though. I had a friend who worked for an insurance company and they insured motels like Motel 6, or that level anyway, and all sorts of scary shit happened. As a woman alone I would avoid them, maybe with my husband I would be more adventurous, but I have sort of become a hotel snob. It would really depend where the motel is, how new it is, or if it had been recently renovated. I have slept in many a crappy motels. Even though I say I have become a snob regarding hotels, I sometimes much prefer an average hotel to a fancy one. I get annoyed with being charged extra for using wifi and I like my breakfast included if I am only staying for a night or two. I also like having a fridge and microwave in the room.

jca's avatar

@JLeslie – you like what I like – free wifi, free breakfast, fridge (I don’t care about microwaves, really). I like the white duvet covers that are popular now – not the old fashioned flowery bed spreads.

JLeslie's avatar

@jca For longer stays I love places like Residence Inn where I have almost a full kitchen. Sometimes they don’t have an oven, which I don’t miss. Living room, proper table to eat at, separate bedroom. Makes me so happy. “Steal” some goodies from breakfast, and eat it for breakfast the next day in your room. Dinner a few nights a week. I can be in an otherwise crappy location, but if the RI is nice I feel like I’m on a nice vacation.

herculies's avatar

Cabin?... I’m not sure. Why do you think sooooo many horror movies take place in cabins. Just sayin…

SnoopyGirl's avatar

I like the idea of the cabin. Sounds quaint and cozy. I also like the idea that it is about 30 miles away. That gives you some privacy away from everyone. Enjoy. Sounds like fun!

herculies's avatar

In case there is a psycho axe wielding chainsaw maniac guy… take some protection, a flashlight.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Actually…..it’s kinda looking like….a motor home instead of a cabin or a motel!

@herculies The axe wielding chainsaw maniac guy will be where I can keep an eye on him at all times. No worries!

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