I don't know quite where to start with this one. For one thing, it's expensive, although all hotels in this area are. We booked a room with a mountain view, which meant we stayed in the "high-rise" across the street. It's a three-story building across the street with covered parking, no elevators, and exterior hallways. The rooms have very large picture windows that give an above-average view of the mountains and an okay view of the harbor. We were on the top floor. When we were there, the weather was unseasonably warm (85 degrees out- August 4, check the Weather Channel archives). Because the sun shines onto (at different parts of the day) the bathroom wall, the black roof, and the dark carpet through the windows, the room was at least five degrees hotter than it was outside. We got there late, and the room felt above 90 degrees! All of the windows were already open, and there was a tiny swiveling fan on the floor. That was it. When the weather in the area is going to be this warm, even if it is a bit cooler other days, the rooms have to have AC. We normally like the house pretty warm (78 or so), but this room was nearly insufferable. The only place in this complex with AC is the lobby.
Their mentality of avoiding upgrades extends to other facets of the hotel as well. The toilet and tub were a very dated shade of pink. I don't care about the color itself, but it speaks to how old the fixtures are. The toilet seat was rusty and peeling, and the tub floor's anti-slip coating had long since worn off, making it treacherous. I found several long strands of hair in the tub. The solid surface countertop was severely cracked in the sink and around the edges. The light fixtures had flecks of rust. The curtains were dirty and stained, and they hung two inches above large, permanent space heaters (fire hazard). The TV was old and the artwork above the beds was laughably hideous and dated.
On the plus side, the desk staff was very friendly, the beds were average, and the cookies were a nice touch. Breakfast was okay, but crowded. The one breakfast employee would dart around and push between the guests in line to do minor things like stirring the gravy and ruffling the condiments.
Especially for the price, I just can't recommend this hotel. They seem to have touched the lobby and the beds, but not much else. If you're staying in the summer, check one of the newer motels near it. Most others at least seem to have air conditioning, and I'd say that if the outside temperature is supposed to be 72 degrees or above, a hotel is obligated to provide air conditioning, especially if its rooms don't have good airflow.
I don't want to be mean, but this was the worst motel (and one of the top 3 most expensive) on my trip, which included 13 hotels.
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