I was in Phoenix for a month to get some hiking done. I narrowed it down to three hotels in this area because the location is close to the hiking trails. The Budget Lodge is the worst hotel Ive ever saw in my life. No human being should ever stay at the Budget Lodge. I will give a brief review but the pics will speak for themselves. Do yourself a favor and run across the street to the Value Place hotel.
When I first walked in to the lobby I was impressed. Its completely remodeled and looks brand new. But thats where anything new about this place ends. Number one. The price outside says $33 a day and $118 a week. But they add fees for everything. There is a fee for the TV remote. You want a Microwave & fridge? It will cost you $18 a week. And it looks like something straight out of the 80's. The microwave actually plugs into the back of the fridge. There is a $15 fee to keep your bike in your room. A $5 key deposit. A $30 Linen deposit. And other fees I dont even remember. Once you add in all the fees in comes out to
about the same price as the Value Place across the street.
I usually wouldnt complain about customer service at cheap no frill hotels. But they were going out of their way to be rude to everybody. It was like what you see in a movie. She had the raspy voice and everything like she'd been smoking for the past 40 years. The people staying at the hotel are shady to say the least. A lot of drug addicts and pan handlers. You wont feel safe leaving anything behind when you leave for the day. Ive stayed at a lot of run down hotels
but this was the first time in my life I felt unsafe.
There is no wifi, or in room internet. If you dont know how to tether your phone to the web. You wont have any internet service. On a side note. If you have T-Mobile. You wont be able to get a signal. It cuts in and out. So you could also be without phone service.
The only good thing I can say is that after a lot of complaining I got my money back. They charged me for one night. Its a shame they let this place get so bad. A coupe pieces of drywall, new carpet, and some cheap Walmart furniture. And they would have a halfway decent hotel. But that probably wont happen. So stay away from this hotel at all cost.
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