Travelling with one teenager & me, we had a 2 double bed ground floor room, room 129. We used our triple-A card and got the room for $98. We were there two nights. The location of the hotel for our purposes was great, we were there scoping out Fort Lewis College and it's a pretty quick drive up there from the hotel. We didn't walk into town from the hotel but you start seeing restaurants and other town stuff within a couple blocks of the hotel, so it'd probably be a good location for local access.
The room was clean with outside access (one of the few rooms they had like this, I gathered) but is on the ground floor (ok) with a window facing a wall (ok I guess - on a ground floor you're not going to open the curtain anyway, are you?!? but it did make it a little claustrophobic). The lighting was a little subdued in the room I thought with a couple lamps over a night table between the two beds, a little soft low-wattage spot light over a table in the corner, and a harsh flourescent over the in-room bathroom sink, so the lighting gave it a slightly used look even though the room was perfectly adequate.
The well lit bathroom itself held a commode and a tub (the sink was outside the door in the main room as noted). Unlike other reviews I saw here about ratty towels, ours (and maybe they saw the review and upgraded!) were huge perfectly new bath-sheet size towels that were fantastic. But like the fairly new Moen faucets on the sink and in the shower, the big towels didn't quite push the experience over the top for us, but were nice additions. But : the bathroom was clean. No problems there.
We've stayed in enough vanilla h/motels to not even bother anymore with most hotels attempts at breakfast unless we're really starving for some do-it-youself waffles or cereal or whatever. And we were given free-drink passes for happy hour at "Ottos" - which took me only a few minutes to realize was the same generic bland room they use for breakfast every morning. But in all honesty, as nice as the people staffing the hotel were, there's no ambience in there and with all the cool saloons & what-not in town, who would sit in there and enjoy a drink at the hotel when you could be somewhere with a little more pizzaz and ambience?
Beds were ok, lots of pillows, I'll give them that, we didn't really have any "problems" with the place at all. The front desk was staffed with 2 people everytime I went in the lobby (maybe they're trying to correct the issue noted by other reviews of delays at the front desk) and the staff was very cheery and helpful.
In the room notes:
Single serve coffee maker: bonus. Microwave, mini-fridge: nice to have. No pay-per-view on the cable TV but they did have a DVD player hooked up to the TV. I don't know how useful this is to most people unless they (like we did) go off and find the local Blockbusters so we could watch a couple movies late at night. But pay-per-view would probably be nicer and make them a few extra bucks which we'd have gladly paid.
Nice interior atrium-ish skylit pool with a hot-tub. Since our room was outside, we hardly went into this area at all except to walk around exploring the hotel a little.
All-in-all, we'll "probably" stay there again since it's clean and basic and has a good location... or not, I don't know. Nothing there really made us say "wow, I'm staying here again" but nothing made us say "heck-no" either. I'm going to say I'd recommend the hotel, but I wouldn't want to pay normal rack-rates there, so look for a deal.
Oh: almost forgot: free unsecured no-hassle wireless internet. woohoo. (ok, maybe we -will- stay here again!)
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