I used to work at the Golden Key for 3 years in the mid-1980s when it was owned by Earl and Beverly Tillman. Back then, the motel had a five star rating, and we and the Tillmans worked to keep it that way. ANY stained towel, chair or carpet was brought to attention of the Tillmans. Recently, I went back to see if I could work for the current management as a favor, but for a part-time job (I need a part-time job so I can take care of an elderly relative). Well, they said "$4 per room," but after cleaning 3 rooms, I looked around and none of the ownership family members were found. The one woman (wife of owner?) told me that there "was no agreement for $4 - per room payment." I left without being paid the meazly $4 per room and worked for FREE without being paid! The work I did was what was expected when the Golden Key was in it's heyday, when people would come to the Motel because it was such a pleasure and comfort to just stay in. With all the great memories of my time at Golden Key, getting ripped off and not paid a lousy 12 bucks for cleaning 3 rooms has now left a bad taste. What I did notice is that the towels are probably the same as from the mid-1980s.If anyone else gets to own this fine motel, please consider hiring me for real wages! This poor motel needs REAL staff that know how to take care of the carpets, chairs, replace the aging towels and sheets. The reason for the bad quality is that the current ownership does not want to pay for staff. The beds are not professionally made, the carpets and chairs not cared for. but you will not get much better paying $4 a room -- or in my case --- getting cheated out of pay altogether!
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I realize that this is a lower budget hotel, but really, you are still charging over $50 per night for this place and the things wrong with this hotel are so bad that you should be paying people to stay here. The shower was terrible because the drain is plugged and shower floods over the edge and i was standing in the filth of other people's hair and body detritus!There was also no handle in the shower and my disabled husband fell down and hurt himselfThe floors are so filthy that when we put a towel on the floor after the shower made such a mess,the towels were black!Why was there gum on the headboard?--this is gross, disgusting and a health hazard!The beds were not made after we came back in the morning-all the maid did was throw another SINGLE towel and washcloth on the bathroom sink. Nothing elseUnbelievably, I had to pay $3.19 to use the Internet for 24 hours and it was terrible and only worked on 1 device at a time. Very expensive and I have never in the past 5 years seen any hotel ever charge for wifi in the US or in EuropeOnly 1 towel in the room and we had to beg for more-- and they are so tiny and thinOnly 1 bar of soap, no shampoo or conditioner or blow dryerThe Window was broken and screen didn't close so bugs and rodents could come in while the window was open. we had to open the window because the room smelled so bad and the air conditioning smelled. There were gangs outside of our window and it sounded as if there was a drug deal gone bad out there. We complained but the manager did nothing. Bathroom faucet leaked all over counterNo toilet lid and the toilet seat was dirtyBeds sink in the middle--it was a horrible sleeping experienceI honestly don't know what to say--I mean, for the money we paid, surely, the room should be clean, comfortable and functional, don't you agree? I believe we should get a full refund for everything we paid and an apology for the adverse conditions.
Forty Winks Inn is a great place to stay and a terrific value! This hotel is scrupulously clean, Clean, CLEAN! Rooms are large and quiet. Free WiFi and light breakfast also. We stay here whenever we are in Milwaukee!
Cheap, but you get what you pay for. I stayed here for over 3 months and this is what I found: The Good: The staff was courteous and accommodating. The price was reasonable especially for a month stay. Breakfast was good. I stayed in a jacuzzi room one week and it was nice. Good Internet. Easy/close parking.The Bad: The rooms weren't very clean, especially the bathroom. I stayed in 3 different rooms over the 3 months and one of them had BED BUGS. Luckily I carefully checked the bed and found them before I unpacked. The staff moved me immediately and I had no other trouble after that. The beds were very stiff and uncomfortable. There was no safety locks or chains on the doors, which kind of bothered me. Also I was told that if I paid for an entire month up front and I had to leave early that I would get my money back. But when that happened, they refused to give my money back, which cost me over $700! The manager did call and argue with the corporate office on my behalf, but it didn't help.Overall, I'd stay away from this one if possible.
This motel was terrible owner very rude over the phone rooms where nasty and they had bedbugs. ..
Looks newer from the outside but old on the inside. Dirty carpets, bathroom not cleaned ( my feet stuck to the floor,hair on the floor and sink).
Nasty, filthy, gross and over priced. The reviews on Google for this place have to be fake! I checked into this hotel, for a week after 4 days of being there they sent in house keeping as I can only assume was as nasty as the motel owners. Housekeeping made the bed and kept the four day old visibly dirty sheets on my bed. The chairs in the kitchenette are so filthy it's just a shame and to top it off the floors are full of moldy old carpet just disgusting!.
Great value and quality for a fair price. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and well kept. I would definately go back.
If you need a clean, easy going, and inexpensive hotel in Milwaukee, this is a great place. It is also right in downtown. Anywhere we wanted to go was not more than a $5 cab ride. Room smelled fresh and was absolutely worth the value.
Went outside to have a cig and was told we can't talk to other guests and was threatened to be kicked out. I'll never stay here again. The people that run this dump are jerks. The beds apparently have been here since 1974. They even charge for ice. I should've just gone to the Park motel. Its cheaper and way better.