I live local. Needed to leave my house due to a construction emergency. Googled hotels in my area. Would have never thought of staying here except for the positive comments. I have lived in the area all my life and yes...have made snide remarks about them charging "by the hour". No, it's not the Hilton, or the Marriot's across the street but if you need a clean, inexpensive place to stay you can't beat it. There is no flat screen TV, just a basic cable "old school" television, no hair dryers, complimentary shampoos, etc. but the rooms are large and clean!! I peeked into one of the downstairs rooms and to my surprise they were furnished a bit differently than my room upstairs, with mini fridge and microwave. Maybe you get one if you request it, but for my purpose, it wasn't necessary. If the weather would have been nicer I probably would have been lounging around the sparkling clear pool. If you like "kitch" you have it here. From the neon sign out front to the lamps, closets and furnishings. All seemed to be original but are very clean and well taken care of. Didn't have much interaction with any staff which is fine by me, but the girl at the check-in desk was up beat, friendly and funny. Lots of shopping, places to eat etc., up and down Katella. Even walked to Costco for ice cream! Oh yeah! Can't forget the best part! $52.00 a night! Thanks to those who left their positive comments or I would have ended up at one of the Marriot's at triple the cost!
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