I've just spent three nights here with a friend. We were attracted by the website and the reasonable rates.
We inspected it quickly before we committed to the stay. It seemed quirky, but acceptable.
It was only after we booked in that we noticed how sloppy the housekeeping was. Dust on the TV screen, stained, dirty carpet, uncatalogued life forms between the night stand and the beds.
The bedding was spectacularly ugly, the beds soft and creaky.
We spoke to the manager about the filth at the first opportunity, and he reacted as though he didn't quite comprehend. However, he did clean the room and after a couple of days the place seemed somewhat homey in a deprived sort of way...rather like staying in a cheap hotel in a bombed - out town in Italy in 1945.
The breakfast was an adequate continental- type of effort delivered to the rather weird and run-down kitchen at 8 each morning. Half the burners on the gas stove were inoperative. The toaster had to be held down. The microwave worked perfectly.
The "library" referred to on the website was hilarious, and likely a health hazard. Many of the books were so grubby one was loath to pick them up....rather as though they had been unearthed at the city dump and brought back to the inn.
On the positive side, the place seemed really safe, in spite of no discernible security, and a bathroom-type lock on the room door.We left the room door ajar most of the time. One can get free wi-fi by sitting outside on the tiny deck on the third floor.
We spoke to a regular guest there. We asked if the place had perhaps run down a bit in past few years. He said not...it's about the same as ever. He said, in fact, that he hoped they didn't clean it up too much for fear the place would become somewhat desirable and thus more expensive.
Would we return? Likely not, except in a pinch. The website is pure and exceptional fantasy, bearing scant resemblance to reality.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Village Inn Coronado was closed in September 2013. The new owners are completing renovating the property and reopening under a new name in the summer of 2014. Check back for status. Thanks for your interest! ... more less
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