For the price, you get a room to sleep in, with a semi kitchen. Two burner stove, full size fridge, and micro. However, at this particular location, I did not feel safe at all. I am a white female, and if you have ever been to this area in Mississippi (I had not previously) it can be a scary place. The hotel was nearly full of temporary workers....I'm not sure if they were in town for the oil spill or what. But every evening you could be sure that there were at minimum 20 of them in the parking lot, sitting on cars, blasting music, smoking, drinking, etc. Not the most comfortable situation to come back to in the evening. My husband (who is stationed at the Naval base down the road) at times did not want to let me go back to my room, but with everything in the Gulfport/Biloxi area booked up, I didn't have much choice. Found a guy rummaging through the garbage dumpster (which you have to take out your own garbage) multiple times. Why didn't I call the cops you ask? There is a statement that says if the cops are called, the hotel could charge YOU for the 911 call. For a place claiming to be safe, they sure don't make you feel very safe w/a statement like that.
Upon arrival in my room, I noticed that the toilet continually ran. No problem, call maintenance right? After 2 calls and reminding housekeeping several times, (and a 2 week stay) it never was fixed. After the first few days I gave up, deciding that I'd rather NOT have the hotel staff in my room while I was not there. The fridge stopped working the 2nd day, but was promptly replaced so no complaints there. The bed is terrible! But again, for $199/week, I didn't expect much. I went to the Walmart up the road and bought one of the eggcarton pad things, and that fixed it.
The hidden charges are what will get you! I paid $14 to have sheets on the bed and towels!!! The comforter was disgusting, so I had taken that off and stuffed it under the bed on day 1. And I had put the towels into my own laundry to avoid the fee. When I saw it on the final bill (it was NOT marked on the initial bill) I was told that I specifically have to ask to NOT have these charges added from the start. And that it didn't matter that I didn't use the service the entire time, that the charges would stand. I know it's only $14, but very annoying. If you have a reservation, make SURE you turn in the 24 hour checkout sheet. If you do not, it's $45. It doesn't matter that your reservation says that you are checking out on June 18, turn the paper in on the 17th or expect to be charged. Luckily another review I had seen this and knew to do it.
The room was okay sized. I was down there to see my husband for 2 weeks, so it wasn't bad for just the two of us (he only was able to join me on the weekends). I would have liked to see an actual closet and not just a rod hanging off the wall, but again for $199 I don't expect much more. The hallways smelled horrible. I did notice the last day that there are air fresheners about every 20 feet down the hall to mask the odor, but they only help for a few seconds after they spray.
Would I stay at another one? I'm not sure. The room itself wasn't bad, I just think I managed to pick a horrible area to stay in a hotel at. BUT with the prices, I think any city will draw those type of people, so I likely would not stay again.
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