“Nickel and Dimed at the St. Michael”
First, the good things need to be stated. The location is perfect and especially if you want to do some nighttime hard drinking because it is right by the bars on Whiskey Row in Prescott. It is an old hotel and the rooms are small with a cute dingy, seedy feel. The floors are average and the beds are clean. The bathrooms are sparse with lots of towels. The elevator is real old too. The cable TV works. You almost feel like you are in a Charles Bukowski poem, or a William Burroughs novel.
The soap is at a minimum, the cups are also cheap plastic, and if you want ice, you have to get it at the front desk. At night, a weird security guy patrols the main floor like as if it is a residential building for drunks and junkies. Again, if you like pulp fiction tales or Beat novels this is the place. Do not get the rooms over the bars, or you will not go to sleep until 4 a.m. The hotel offers free breakfasts for the guests from 7-9 a.m. at the Bistro. The egg-sausage-toast-hash brown breakfasts are good and they give lots of coffee. But if you arrive one minute after 9 a.m., you will pay the full expensive price. Get there at 8:30 so you avoid problems. You have to leave the tip even with the free breakfast.
I had a good time - until I received the final receipt. I first got there on a weekday, and I was told a price that seemed fair. I was not told that they raise the prices by 25% for the weekend nights of Friday and Saturday however. I guess these are wealthy drunk specials. This type of nickel and dining always leaves a bad leaving for the guest.
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