LAMAR, MO.--- You don't have to travel far to stay in one of the best hotels in the country. The Super 8 in Lamar was voted one of the best in the U.S. by Tripadvisor.com. The award was based on guest reviews and opinions of website users.
"It comes from us all, including my desk clerks, my house keepers, my parents and grandparents even before me, actually enjoying people. We're all people persons," said Gina Little, Super 8 Co-Owner.
Co-Owner Gina Little is no stranger to the hospitality industry.
"It makes me feel good to know that we have guests and return guests that come back and lets us give us treatment that makes them want to come back over and over, and stay with us and give us those positive reviews," said Little.
The family has been in the motel business for more than 30 years and has been running the Super 8 for almost 20 years. Little says their top priorities are customer service.
"We do fresh brownies every single day and we get them out in the afternoon, and we also put a huge bowl of popcorn out everyday," said Little.
She tells us it's natural for guest to gather in the lobby like a big family.
"A lot of evenings it's not unusual to come down here and just see a really happy atmosphere with a lot of people enjoying each other's company in our lobby and enjoying the treats and the brownies and the popcorn," said Little.
Staff members like Janette Evans say it's easy working extra hard for guest.
"When you're happy about your job then it makes you do a better job for them, and we just enjoy what we do," said Janette Evans, Managing Front Desk Clerk.
At the end of the day, Little says it's more than being the best.
"Without our guest, we wouldn't be here and our guest are always our number one priority. I can't put into words how much we appreciate their patronage," said Little.
The Super 8 in Lamar has also been named one of the top 8 for all the Super 8's in the United States.
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