I booked a room for my husband and me at this Days Inn for the annual Garlic Festival. I booked the room in April of this year, and I chose this place based on TripAdvisor reviews of the place. I wish now I had looked at recent reviews (June, July) before we actually traveled to Gilroy.
The motel is in a good location as far as freeway and highway access go. But, it is next to a commercial business that apparently has employees working nights. When we pulled up we were a little taken aback by its physical location and the grounds of the motel. There was trash thrown in the bushes and containers of rotting food that had fuzzy mold on it sitting in the bushes.
We were given a ground floor room in the back of the property. We drove around to the room only to find it was not cleaned (2:45 p.m.; check-in is technically 3:00 p.m.). So, we drove around Gilroy a while until our room was ready. Over all, the room was clean, the bed comfortable, and the TV was a nice one with DirecTV. The negatives: the door to the room did not seal well and let in aromas (garlic fields, which was not unpleasant), daylight, and night time lights; the walls were paper thin; there were holes in the bathroom wall; water stains and rippled wallpaper throughout the room; bathroom faucet leaked whenever the faucet was turned on and the water ran onto the counter and subsequently onto the floor below; counter top of the bathroom was in bad shape; the bathroom door hit the toilet every time the door was opened; there was moldy stuff growing around the bathtub caulking; furniture in the room was damaged but usable.
During our stay the only ice machine on the premises ran out of ice. The woman at the front desk said she would call us when it was repaired. We never got the call. However, the next day the ice machine was working. The complimentary breakfast served stale muffins. I do not know about the other food items since I only picked up two muffins the first morning and did not return the next morning.
In the middle of both nights we were there we were awakened by machinery at the business next door. As I mentioned, the walls between the rooms were paper thin. Our neighbors must have used TV as white noise to help them sleep. We did not appreciate having to share that "white noise" with them. Perhaps being judgmental, we were afraid to call their room to ask them to turn down, or off, their TV. We did not have the sense that the motel personnel would be helpful either.
This Days Inn is in such disrepair that we would never recommend this place to anyone we know. We will also never stay at this Days Inn location in the future. I wish I had perused the more recent reviews before we made our road trip to Gilroy. Live and learn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Please Note: We are undergoing an exciting renovation to better serve you. Our pool will be closed for remodeling until April 15, 2014. We thank you for your understanding. Non-Smoking Hotel Close to Gilroy Premium Outlets With Outdoor Pool and Free Wi-Fi Stay at our Days Inn Gilroy and enjoy value and comfort in beautiful northern California. Our Gilroy, CA hotel offers a convenient location at the intersection of Highways 101 and 152, just blocks from the Gilroy Premium Outlets, Gilroy Gardens and just 34 miles from Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), and with a host of handy amenities, we are your lodging choice among Gilroy hotels and motels. After a restful sleep in one of our spacious guest rooms - all of which come equipped with flat-screen HDTV, microwave, refrigerator and free Wi-Fi Internet access - get ready for a busy day with our free Daybreak continental breakfast. Relax with a dip in our heated outdoor pool, refresh your clothes in our guest laundry facilities and take advantage of ample free parking, including large-vehicle parking. We also offer a business center, meeting space and outdoor lounge area and kids 17 and under stay free with an adult at our non-smoking Gilroy, CA hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Comfort Inn Gilroy
- Gilroy Comfort Inn