Hi again dog pals,
When Hum went to Manchester for Jack’s graduation, we stayed at the dog friendly Travelodge Salford Quays.
All Travelodge hotels allow up to 2 dogs or cats to stay at a charge of £20 per stay. @TravelodgeUK
Hum isn’t keen on driving through cities and finding parking but the parking at Travelodge Salford Quays was easy and you got a reduced rate if staying at Travelodge.
We got a great welcome from Gin who was on reception and she made a BIG fuss of me! In fact all the staff fell in love with me, even Gary who doesn’t even like his girlfriend’s dog!
Our room was on the business floor so very quiet peaceful which Hum was pleased about. It was one of the smallest Travelodge rooms we have stayed in however and the bathroom was positively dinky according to Hum. Indeed, she did keep bumping her elbows on the shower and sink and suchlike. And Hum isn’t exactly a BIG person either ☹
Hum deemed the room simple but practical for a single business person, but it wouldn’t have been good for a couple.
With regard to facilities, Hum noted that there were no drawers for undies etc. there was no dressing table mirror; no beside tables for phones/glass of water (more a bedside tiny alcove) and no power points near the bed.
In the bathroom there was the usual hand/hair wash rather than bar of soap Hum likes, no bathmat (annoys Hum when the floor is all wet) and an ‘OK’ but not brilliant shower.
On the plus side the mirror in the bathroom de-misted really quickly so Hum did her makeup stuff there as there was also good lighting. And Hum did note the decor was good and everything was extremely clean.
Travelodge don’t provide anything for dogs in the rooms so you need to bring your own bedding; bowls; treats etc. also.
One of the best things about Travelodge Salford Quays is the huge Ordsall Park straight opposite. I was able to run and play and had a great time and right on the doorstep. Happy days indeedy 😊
You could have an evening meal at the hotel but Hum and I went out with Jack & Ben to another dog friendly restaurant – The Dockyard.
At the Travelodge, dogs are allowed in the bar area but not the restaurant so it wouldn’t have been as comfortable for us all for dinner.
Hum did have breakfast in the bar area so I could share which was kind of her and I must say I did enjoy breakfast at Travelodge Salford Quays.
It was buffet style and Hum didn’t think the scrambled eggs as good as some other hotels, but I thought they was just grand and had 3 helpings!
After another walk in the wonderful park it was time to say our farewells.
Would we stay there again? Yes, if we need somewhere not too expensive when visiting the boys. BUT would we recommend it? Only if you need a short break and can put up with the lack of facilities.
Sorry Travelodge Salford Quays – it is only a 3 paw this time ☹