Driving back from Sunday River Ski Area, we decided to split our journey home in two.
After staying here... I kind of wished we kept driving.
Part of that reason.... was the fact that we woke up the next morning to blizzard conditions, and driving home the night before would have beaten mother nature, but we decided we would get a good night's sleep and continue our journey in the morning. We tried to save a few bucks, and chose this hotel.
A good night's sleep?
The first thing we noticed... was a head shop right behind the office. Then we had a little trouble finding the hotel, as it is behind a Chinese restaurant, and not all that well lit. The location didn't look all that safe because of the way it was hidden, and not well lit. We didn't have to worry about safety... there was barely anybody staying there. The hotel is in a state of disrepair. Old heating units pulled out and stored in the hallway, and the small of cigarettes. Nice! So far, this was the scariest hotel I had ever stayed in!
Then we discovered our hotel key card did not work. We went back to the office and got on that did work (Gee... thanks for the extra effort!). Upon entering our "non-smoking" room, we noticed the stale cigarette smell was still present, and the carpets looked pretty grody. Our room was FREEZING cold! We cranked the heat, but it took a long time to warm it up. Using things like a blow drier set on high for 15 minutes, and ironing the sheets of the bed to warm it up are not things anybody should have to do in a hotel, but this place was so cold, I will bet morgues are warmer! The room itself was fairly clean. We checked the sheets and inspected the mattress. No bed bugs! Yay! The bed itself was very uncomfortable. I did not get a good night's sleep at all, which negated stopping almost completely.
The room is fairly large, and there was a sitting area with two chairs, a lamp, a small fridge, and a table. Not well laid out, but at least it was next to the heater!
Peeling wallpaper around the odd sink, ugly bathroom tiles showing signs of serious wear, but at least the shower/tub looked fairly new.
I would give it 1 1/2 stars (or less) but the fact that it wasn't filthy in our room, we didn't get robbed, and there were no bedbugs... I will reluctantly give it two stars. I don't suggest you stay here, as there must be better choices for only slightly more money. But it you have to save every penny possible, go at your own risk.
You can buy a bong before you get back on the highway... if that's your thing.
Pray to the god of your choice, and hope for the best afterward.
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