The owners are a pleasant South Asian couple, so I feel bad ripping their motel. But it is terribly run-down and grungy, and they have got to know that. There is nothing romantic or nostalgic about mom-and-pop motels such as this one. Stick with the chains.
And I am vexed that this motel got rave reviews from accounts that appear to be real. It is bad for TA credibility. Believe me, this place is a dive. If you are stuck in this insignificant town for some reason, look elsewhere.
The motel does roaring business from construction crews, so that is the main demo. I assume they are happy with a bed and hot water. It is also a depot for the regional Jefferson bus company, so you get dodgy looking characters walking around. One woman actually came into my room - I had the door ajar for fresh air.
My first room smelled, so I was upgraded to their premium room - a tacky boudoir with a jacuzzi. I actually spent a lot of time in my car because I was too freaked out to go in, and seriously considered spending the night in the car. Common sense prevailed and I spread newspapers and towels all over the place to prevent contamination. The sleep was actually OK.
Breakfast was pitiful, and I was glad to hit the road.
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