Plan and simple... If you're looking for somewhere to lay your head for the night, then you can't beat the price. It may not be the greatest, fanciest hotel in the world but it does the deed. It has working A/C, running (hot & cold) water, a bed to sleep in, and cable T.V which technically is really all you need. (You don't go out of town to stay all day in a hotel, right?) The surrounding neighborhood is "the hood", but it is right here in downtown Mobile; if you're celebrating Mardi Gras like I am then you don't have far to go and you save on gas. I'd stay here again.