Donald Trump, president and chief executive of Trump Organization Inc. and 2016 Republican presidential candidate, right, greets attendees during a campaign rally in Muscatine, Iowa, U.S., on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2016. Bloomberg—Bloomberg via Getty Images
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January 25, 2016 11:08 AM EST

While campaigning in Iowa last week, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump spent the night at a Holiday Inn Express—a far cry from the luxury suites the hotel magnate’s own digs boast.

But according to the New York Times, which first reported the populist development from the millionaire businessman, he quite liked his stay.

“Good mattress, staff was great, good mattress, good everything,” Trump said.“I actually enjoyed it. It was good, it was clean.”

He added, “It’s different and it’s certainly not Mar-a-Lago.”

A Holiday Inn Express certainly is no Mar-a-Lago — the luxury Palm Beach club features “ornately carved and hand-painted Moorish ceilings, spectacular ocean views from balconies and verandas and antique Spanish-tiled mosaics.”

By contrast the Sioux Falls Holiday Inn Express offers “free high speed internet, indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness center, and our Express Start hot breakfast bar.”

[NYT]

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