They're trying. The check in was friendly enough. I got a bottle of water and two keys. But they charged me $12 for parking. The lobby looked new-ish, but it's hard to hide the low-cost high-flow design of the original building. So low ceilings and narrow corridors, plus paper thin walls all around. The doors felt like they could be pushed open with a credit card.
My room was on the second floor. Was discouraged by the narrow stairway, so tried the ancient elevator. The room was far smaller than in the picture and the bed and linens were of similar low quality. There was no desk in the room. Instead, there was a little "arm desk"---like the ones in middle school classrooms---on the single sofa seat. Plus the bathroom had only space for the toilet and a shower cubicle. I had to wash my hands in the basin next to the door.
These hotels were designed for travelling businessmen to pass the night and move on. All of the redesigns have not managed to make this hotel anymore family friendly.
Still, it's cheap. It's clean. It's in a safe neighborhood again. It's close to the airport. And it's pretty convenient to shops, facilities, and the highway. The best restaurants nearby are at Costco and Quiznos.
Know what you're trading off. And it's ok for a short stay.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking