I choose the Via Espana because it was recommended to me as a low cost down town hotel, and it was the lowest cost on the list. The staff was helpful and friendly. When I asked about a place for dinner, they said it wouldn't be good for me to walk anywhere except for the gas station across the street for hot dogs etc. or to the restaurant attached to the hotel. I had an ok meal of rice & chicken, and not so great red wine. there were other diners watching the tv Jackie chan movie. the staff was very nice & attentive.
My room window was open and the floors were damp from humidity and the room & sheets/coverlet had a musty smell. The bedding was threadbare, with a cigarette burn on a sheet and some unknown schmere. I ended up taking off the coverlet, closing the window (because of traffic noise) and turning on the a/c. to cover the noise. There was a light shining in & I put on eye shades.
I would not stay there again because I didn't get a good night's sleep (noise/light) and felt a little uneasy. But, the rate was only $28.50 incl. tax and might appeal to some?
- Free Wifi
- Free parking