Last year I gave this place a good review. A recent stay there has changed my mind about it, unfortunately:
Driving between Texas and Colorado. Stayed here before and thought it was good so I decided to stop again.
The older couple that seemed to manage the place when I was there the first time are nowhere to be found (i.e., I didn't see them), suggesting a change in management.
I requested a nonsmoking room and was given a room that reeked from prior years of smoking. The toilet took three flushes to, uh, do its job. The knob on the fan/AC/heater which set the temperature range between hot and cold just kept turning (you couldn't set it adequately from one end of another). I moved rooms. The second room smelled some, too, and had a giant, wadded-up strand of long hair dried on the side of the tub (the cleaners forgot their glasses that day?). The stopper in the sink wouldn't come back up once you pushed it down, so the sink filled up with yucky water when I brushed my teeth and washed my face for bed (it eventually drained, slowly). One of the wooden bedposts was wobbly and probably would have fallen off if I hadn't caught it.
Outside my room, across from the parking spaces for the rooms, was an outdoor shed-like area and trash bins. In this area two riding lawn-mowers, one with a conspicuous flat-tire, were "parked" and a 90s-era big-screen TV was sitting there, just out in the open. It looked really trashy.
The grounds were well-kept (mowed/trimmed) and the staff I interacted with were pleasant-enough. Unfortunately, this doesn't make up for things that really don't take much to improve upon.
For almost $70/night, I doubt I will stay here again. I can live with outdated furnishings and decor, but I can't live with a noticeable slip in quality.
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