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Historic Ohio Hotel Anxious For a “Mitt Romney Room”

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  Site Where: 27 S. Broadway [map], Lebanon, Ohio, United States, 45036
October 24, 2012 at 6:36 PM | by | ()

Republican Senator Rob Portman, whose family owns Lebanon, Ohio's 200-year old Golden Lamb Inn, recently gave a tour of the state's oldest (and some say haunted due to three deaths) hotel to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney during a stop along his campaign trail.

According to a local news source, there was a bit of gentle teasing on the Inn's rates.

“He calls it The Golden Lamb. But I think when you look at the prices, you'll determine it's the golden fleece,” Romney quipped. “Careful,” Portman responded, with a smile. Romney clarified, “Actually it's modest, it's a modest price point. I mean this is like $130 a night... for history!”

While walking around the Inn, which 12 presidents (including George W. Bush and John Quincy Adams) have visited, Sen. Portman's wife said “This is great. We can't wait to have a Mitt Romney room.”

There's a funny about a binder full of presidents, right? Right?



You Still Get What You Pay For

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  Site Where: 725 E. Main Street [map], Lebanon, OH, United States, 45036
July 20, 2005 at 8:21 AM | by | ()

[Editor's Note: Hotel Maven dmd1209 checked-in to the Knights in for $60.00 a night thinking hotel deal, and checked-out recommending the place be condemned. The message? You *still* get what you pay for.]

At $60.00 a night, my family and I stayed at a Knights Inn in Lebanon, OH to enjoy a day at Kings Island. Since this hotel was at least 15 minutes from the park, we thought that the price was justified. We arrived at the hotel around 10:30 pm, and the room looked like a crime scene. The carpet had large burgundy stains all over the floor.

The bathroom appeared as if it had never been cleaned. There was mold all over the front of the bath tub (probably from the water constantly running). In order to take a shower, we had to stand at the far end of the bath tub and move the shower head almost in a horizontal position. Obviously, we did not allow our children (ages 4 and 2) in the bath tub.

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