By Judy Kurtz
Donald TrumpDonald TrumpFULL SPEECH: Tim Kaine accepts Democratic VP nomination Trump campaign responds to Panetta speech Biden paints Trump as deadly choice for nation’s future MORE is trading in fine dining and croquet for continental breakfasts and pet-friendly rooms, staying overnight at a Holiday Inn Express while campaigning in Iowa.
The GOP presidential front-runner, famous for his luxurious lifestyle and gilded taste, shacked up at the mid-priced chain’s Sioux City location on Friday, according to The New York Times.
While the Hawkeye State accommodations, which Holiday Inn’s website says are nestled in a “quaint community thriving on business and agriculture,” may not be the five-star resorts Trump is accustomed to, the real estate mogul gave his brief stay his seal of approval.
“Good mattress, staff was great, good mattress, good everything,” he told the Times the day after his overnight trip.
“It’s different and it’s certainly not Mar-a-Lago,” Trump said, referring to the exclusive Palm Beach, Fla., club he owns, which features “six championship tennis courts, a full size croquet court, a chip and putt golf course,” a ballroom and “lavish seaside cabanas,” according to its website.
But, Trump, 69, said, “I actually enjoyed it. It was good, it was clean.”