Closed hotel sells to the public in liquidation sale

MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (WDTN) – Its been months since a Middletown hotel closed its doors.

Now everything inside the building is up for sale.

It’s a collection of items that dates back to the ’70s when the hotel first opened, everything from lamp shades to nightstand.

The Reyton Inn Hotel is getting rid of everything inside its 120 rooms and facilities.

Nothing’s off the table, you can get your toilet and utensils all at once for a good price.

James Long is a 4th generation liquidator and he told 2 NEWS sometimes it’s hit or miss, but this hotel offers some great potential.

“So it’s pound to penny or pound to feather. It takes a lot of $5 dollar TVs to make any real money but that’s what we’re good at — that’s what this business is about. Now, it’s not all just bedroom furniture. We’ve got commercial kitchen equipment, bar equipment, all the refrigeration equipment, the air conditioning, the pool– it has some significant value,” said James Long, the project manager with International Content Liquidations.

The liquidators will be holding a tag sale versus an auction.

And it’s not just reserved for businesses looking to catch a good deal.

Long said there are often 3 types of shoppers that come to these types of sales.

“At first you have the bargain hunters, the guys who are looking for my mistake. You have the commercial buyers who want the electronic locks or the through the wall air conditioners. And then you have, what I would call the bottom feeders. The guys who come in are pure price motivator. They don’t have $200 dollars to pay for a bed so they come here and get a nice bed for 65 bucks and it fits them really well, such as a college student,” Long said.

But wherever you fall in these three groups your dollars and credit cards will be welcome.

Out with the old, so the owners can bring new ideas to the building.

The sale starts Thursday. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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