Sunday, June 23, 2013

Headed To Kings Island? I've Got Your Hotel! #BestWestern Mason Inn!

When we planned our recent trip to Kings Island, I knew there was no way I was going to feel like driving 2+ hours back home after a day of fun in the sun and thrills! I knew we were going to have to find a hotel to stay in, but I wasn't sure which one to choose! We picked the Best Western Mason Inn for our one night stay and I am so glad we did! It was absolutely perfect for us! The Best Western Mason Inn is only about ten minutes away from Kings Island, and right off of the interstate, with super easy access! 

Right at closing time at Kings Island, another storm came through, this time a pretty big one. We were already on our way to the car, but it was parked all the way at the back of the parking lot! By the time we got to the car, we were drenched, I mean, completely and totally soaked! We must have looked like little wet rag dolls pulling into the Best Western Mason Inn!! The staff was so sweet and helpful and took care of everything for us right away! Our whole check in process took less than ten minutes! 

I was so disappointed that my camera batteries died at Kings Island, I didn't get many great pictures there, and I didn't get to take any at our hotel! But, we're already talking about heading back up next month to visit again, and I am going to make sure to get some great pics then! For now, I will share some photos from the Best Western Mason Inn website with you! One thing I have to say, this is one hotel whose stock photos look EXACTLY like the hotel! No surprises here, what you see is what you get, and that is a good thing! 

First of all, be aware if you stay that this IS a smoking hotel. It has been so long since I was in a smoking hotel, I was really taken aback at first! Our room was in the non smoking section, and it was fine, no huge odors or smoke smells. We got a King Suite for our stay, and it was absolutely perfect! For our family, a suite is just the way to go! The boys prefer to sleep on a sofa bed rather than a big tall hotel anyway (does anyone remember Bean falling out of the hotel bed SIX times on our trip to Gatlinburg???), and the real bonus for us is TWO TV's. Nobody can agree on what to watch, so the boys get a TV, dad gets a TV, and I get a book, if I'm lucky! 

Our room was absolutely perfect! Two big TV's, sofa bed big enough for both boys, desk for working (if one had time to work!!!), coffee table, big chair and ottoman in the bedroom, and wonderfully comfy king size bed with an amazing mattress! Bathroom was perfect, not very big, but come on, it's a bathroom! Plenty of room to shower and do your business, and that's all you need! I wish we had stayed a little longer so I had more to share with you, but we crashed right into bed as soon as we arrived. The bed was wonderful, the best night's sleep I've had in months (we have mattress o' crap here at home, remember?)!! 

We woke up early the next morning to check out the breakfast room downstairs. Have I mentioned that I LOVE hotels with FREE breakfast!? My kids never eat more than a piece of toast or a donut, and I really hate having to take them out, pay for an entire meal, and then throw it away. Hotels with FREE breakfast rock!! The Best Western Mason Inn has a huge breakfast room, with a little business center off to the side. There are plenty of tables in the breakfast room, so you don't feel crammed (usually my issue with hotel breakfasts!). There were a ton of choices for breakfast, donuts, eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, even an "make your own waffle" station, which was delicious! 

After breakfast, we checked out the pool area. My boys love, love, LOVE to swim, so a hotel with a pool is a must! We loved the pool at the Best Western Mason Inn, and I loved that the pool area has a little patio area off to the side of it that is fenced in. Very cool! After a quick swim, it was time for us to hit the road and take off. However, I want to say that Best Western Mason Inn is in a great location! There's a Chik-Fil-A across the parking lot, as well as a Waffle House, Applebees and Burger King, all within walking distance. Plus, tons of great shopping within walking distance as well! And, within less than 30 seconds, we were back on the interstate and headed back home. You can't beat that for convenience!

If you are heading to Kings Island and looking for a great place to stay like us, you NEED to check out Best Western Mason Inn! Great hotel, clean EVERYTHING, comfy mattress, yummy breakfast, friendly staff, convienient location, and best of all, great rates!!! What's not to love about that!? If you want to check out the hotel for yourself, or book a room, head on over to their website!  Oh, and don't forget to check out Best Western's online only Summer Special! You can get 20% off by booking online and choosing the "internet only" rate! Can't beat that! Thanks again, Best Western, for making our stay a great one! We'll be back! 

We were provided with a Best Western Travel Card to facilitate our stay, however, all thoughts and opinions are our own, and are never influenced by outside means. 

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