This was a recommended hotel in some of the most popular American tourist guides, and the location is wonderful, if you don't mind wheeling your suitcases a couple of blocks into the pedestrian areas of the old city. At some point, it was modernized with the usual fake wood flooring, and contemporary, budget furniture, but it would be less of a concern, if you didn't find that when you got to the hotel, the door was locked, even in the late afternoon, and that you had to be "buzzed in" to gain admission. The hallways have automatic switches that turn on when you approach them, but you have to walk into a dark hallway, and the place becomes scarey when you are going from your room to the elevator, day or night. And then there are the rooms. Sparse, utilitarian, and dirty. Holes in the sheets, weeks of dust and hair in the A/C vents, the smell of urine, and the presence of mold in the corners of the bathrooms. In the dark, closed-in breakfast room, the next morning's breakfast meat and cheese were already laid out on trays the evening before, under layers of plastic film. Safe? Probably. Appetizing? Not a bit. When we reported the condition of our room, the one person at the desk asked why we had not immediately told them when we dropped our suitcases to go out to get lunch. We discovered that that she was the only staff person on duty. Even so, she agreed to clean our room again, but was clearly stressed to do so, and, frankly, should have been, because she had to leave the desk unattended. Had the bathroom been routinely cleaned with some soap, bleach and water, the mold killed, and the walls washed, it would have been a decent place to spend the night if cheap, convenient, economy housing was the only thing one wanted. The person who got the room next, will probably write a positive review, because we moved to another hotel, and left behind a room that was being carefully cleaned. Had that not been true, this would have been a one star review, but two stars are given here for effort on the part of people who were clearly making up for the neglect of others. There are other hotels in the same location that are definitely a step way up, for the same price, and have the same location to brag about.
Know what you are getting and check out your room carefully before you check in.
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