Conveniently situated just off I-15, Ramada Provo offers solid chain hotel accommodation and decent leisure amenities.
While the décor is a bit old fashioned, the rooms are nevertheless very well equipped. Each features flat screen TV, fast Wi-Fi, work desk, telephone, microwave, minibar, coffee maker, hairdryer and alarm clock.
While the lovely outdoor pool is the star attraction, many might find the fully equipped fitness center to be a more practical amenity. Those doing business in the area are well-catered for, with a dedicated business center and meeting rooms available.
A comprehensive breakfast of continental staples and hot foods like omelets, bacon and sausages is served every morning. There are a couple of dining options in the area, including Ruby River, a top rated steakhouse attached to the hotel.
The Provo Towne Center Mall is just across the road, while Brigham Young University is about three miles drive to the north.
Guests in the King suites seemed especially happy. They praised the designers for both the spaciousness of the room, as well as the fact that it was furnished with an actual two person sofa, rather than just an armchair or two.
Kept clean and tidy
Even guests who mentioned other issues they had with the hotel, often had at least a few kind words for housekeeping. They felt that both the rooms and the public areas of the hotel were kept both clean and neat during the course of their stay.
Close to the Provo Towne Center Mall
Guests, even those who were not avid shoppers, clearly liked being right opposite this mall, one of Provo's biggest. They simply found it very convenient to be able to dash over there and get whatever it was they were looking for.
Breakfast room much too small
While reviews of the food itself were mixed, a number of guests mentioned that the breakfast room was clearly too small. Even when the hotel was not full the room would not be able to accommodate the number of guests that wished to have breakfast at any one time.
Although the building is only two stories high, some did miss having an elevator handy. They felt it was a bit of a pain to have to walk up and down the flight of stairs multiple times a day, especially if they had a mobility issue of some kind.
Bathrooms very small
An extraordinary number of guests in the standard rooms mentioned that the bathrooms were very small indeed. They were too small to really hold much by way of toiletries and such and many felt they were uncomfortable to use.