Worst mistake I made in booking budget lodging for this road trip, and fwiw it was entirely my fault. I got the Econo and Travel mixed up when booking a 'lodge' in town. Look at the reviews and go for the Travel. If money is important to you and there is anywhere else in town for ten bucks more, which there are many places, stay there. If everywhere is booked, go back or press on to Gallup or Winslow. This place is an insult even for Choice Hotel standards. Appeared to be little investment at all in the last decade in a decades old motel. Interior room smelled musty and did not feel clean. Doorways, bath walls and ceilings were damaged, dirty, scuffed. Carpet was ripped and patches were sewn in with what looked like kite string. The outside doorway had a 1/2 inch gap on the bottom the entire length. Noticed this when we entered the room, shut the door, and was nearly blinded by the strip of sunshine. Now let's see, living in the desert with mice, snakes, scorpions, etc... The good - it was January and too cold for these vermin apparently. The bad - it was January and we could not warm the room with the heater because the 20mph breeze out of the sw blowing in the room. Nothing a couple towels could not solve. Asked to see another room, and was given a key to a room the smelled even worse and had a vertical 1/4 in crack half the doors heights, so much so the door did not appear to latch safely. Got the pictures of all this but can't find a way to get them attached here.
I just do not understand who the target market is for this place where owners let it either get so run down and either have standards that are so low and do not realize it or they just do not care.
Let my mistake be a warning and advice to ye who follow and have similar expectations in lodging. Review from a mid40's couple that enjoy clean, safe lodging but are always looking for value when we can find it.
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