This was one of the worst hotel experiences of my life. The company I was doing
work for pricelined this motel for me while I was doing work in Porterville. The motel is managed by an Indian family, and the son and mother were very nice and hospitable when we checked in. We stayed on the ground floor. The entire upstairs section was roped off with police tape. In a hotel with about 60+ rooms, I believe only 2 or 3 were checked out that night.
The room was disgusting: The carpet was sticky, there were roaches all over the bathroom, and the sheets were from the 70's. We stuck it out and stayed the night because it was already late and we had work early the next day.
The next day, we mentioned to our client where we were staying and they couldn't believe
the company would have booked our room there. She said the motel was a notorious spot for drug dealing and prostitution and that police are there all the time busting something up. We went back to check out of the hotel and stay somewhere else, but the manager wouldn't give us a refund, and when I mentioned the roach infestation, he accused me of lying and blamed me for not calling maintenance to have them exterminate the bugs. What!? We took the loss and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express.
This place really needs to be torn down. Please, do not stay here unless you are looking for this type of adventure.
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