This is a somewhat older property, fairly well maintained, that offers decent but not luxurious accommodations.
Having read the reviews on Tripadvisor, we asked for a quiet room (on the side of the building away from Highway 160) when we called to make reservations. Due to a mistake we were assigned a room facing the road. It was a standard king ($89.95), rather cramped and indeed a little noisy, so the friendly desk staff upgraded us to a jacuzzi suite (which would have run us $129.95) on the side away from the road. This enabled us to have a relaxing three-night stay; we would have been unhappy in the original room.
The suite was large, with a living area at the far end that had a sofa, recliner, TV, fridge, microwave, and wet bar. The wet bar served as the divider between the living room and the bedroom, so there wasn’t much separation. The bedroom area had yet another TV – which inadvertently went on and off sometimes when using the remote on the TV in the living area – and featured a king bed with a foam mattress. If you’re not used to sleeping on foam it might be an interesting experience; one of us rather liked it and the other found it to be a little hard and unforgiving.
Beyond the bedroom and near the entrance door was a long counter with double sinks and yet another refrigerator. The bathroom contained a large two-person whirlpool tub as well as the toilet and, surprise, a third television. Here, bodily functions and The Price Is Right can be combined in one decadent experience. (The TVs, by the way, got generous local cable but no HBO.)
The tub worked fine and everything in the room was functional, which is pretty much the right word to describe it. The furnishings were clunky 1980s oak-veneer pressboard, the sofa and chair were industrial strength items designed for durability rather than comfort. The lighting could have been better. Despite all the amenities in the room, it was not especially comfortable and a little thoughtfulness (such as a coffee table to set drinks on or eat on) and some updating would go a long way.
One of us is especially sensitive to mold and other odors and noticed something unpleasant on and about the sofa, so those with strong sensitivities might want to take that into consideration.
The room was clean, the air freshener was at a minimum, and the windows opened to allow fresh mountain air inside. Given the prices of other places in town during the high season, this hotel is pretty good value for money. You can purchase discounted guest passes ($3 off $20) for the hot springs at the resort in the center of town, a few miles away.
The breakfast, served until 10, was pretty basic, somewhat redeemed by a waffle maker. Checkout is 11 a.m. There are restaurants nearby, as well as a natural foods store. We recommend one place downtown – Kip’s – which is an informal pub with good Mexican-style food. It was crowded with locals.
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