It certainly is economical. Perhaps the savings comes from not providing the little things. There is no closet, nor is there anywhere to hang anything, no rod, no hooks, not even a chair for the kneehole desk on which to drape a shirt (and I do not count door knobs as a legitimate alternative). There was no light or lamp between the beds. No reading there at night - or being able to navigate in a darkened room. If you want light, you have to get up to turn on the overhead with the switch by the door. The door itself had no strike plate for the knob latch which undermines confidence that the lock will be secure against even the slightest effort. The walls and ceiling (stayed on the first floor) are thin and transmit sounds very well: steps and creaking from the guests above, water running through pipes of all neighboring rooms, conversations in adjoining rooms and the guy with the diesel pickup that sounded like a bulldozer who liked to fire up his ride every morning at 6 am (not the hotel's fault). The rooms do have, to their credit, a working refrigerator and microwave. To be fair, I did not see, or experience, bedbugs as a number of other reviewers mentioned. But, I did come equipped with a spray bottle and rubbing alcohol and used it on the sheets (the Internet recommendation for combating the pests). There was a 4-inch tear in the bed's covering quilt. The shower worked adequately and there was sufficient hot water. There were faint cigarette burn marks on the tub. I do not believe either the tub or sink had a way to stopper them, but I did not need to test this. The door to the shower had large areas of paint missing. There was an ice machine, but it was a vending machine and each bucket of ice cost a Quarter. That was a first. Never had to use the 50s-style wall heater, for which I'm glad - it looked a little worse for wear. When we had a problem with the switch for the light over the sink, the manager, Raj, (just over here from India for one year) responded promptly, called his maintenance person, and the problem was fixed within a couple of hours. But it was not detected, and should have been, by the cleaning crew. No in-room coffee maker (dreaming), but there was a coffee pot in the manager's office with free coffee offered between 8 and 10 am. Tried it the first day, and survived, though the pot looked a little skeevy. Took off Sunday at 8:30 am and the manager's unit was shut tight, so no joe. Spent three nights here during a disc golf tournament. It was adequate, and economical.
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