The inside of the room clean and cute. My issue was that the whole place felt insecure. I reserved a room on line, found the owner at the pub and paid up. I did not see anyone else at the area where my room was so I asked her if there were others staying at the motel. She said that there were "about 45" people staying although there are 4 (very) separate motels. I went to the room and it was cute, seemed plenty comfortable. The locks were flimsy and there was no deadbolt lock. Worse, I noticed that the window in the back bathroom would not close. It looked as though someone had broken in through it. I went back to the pub and she offered to move me to another room. But this room had the exact same problem. There was no way to secure the window, and again, it looked as if it had been broken in to. The place felt even stranger to me because no one was around - and as a lone single woman this made it feel all the more unsafe - no one would have heard me if I had screamed, and there was no phone in the room. I left for dinner, mulling it over, thinking some more of these "45" people might show up by the time I returned. I came back after 9 pm and still no one was there - and I couldn't find the owner. It just didn't feel right. I grabbed my bags and left, finding another room in a chain (perfectly clean and secure) at a lower price (and, unlike Wildflower, the chain hotel included a good breakfast). By now it was late - I should have called anyway though I doubt it would have made any difference. Long story short, I returned the next morning to return the key and express my disappointment. I had hoped to get my money back but of course that wasn't going to happen. Along with my security concerns, I mentioned that the room was very hot and she told me about the air conditioner - as though this would have solved all the problems. Had this owner made any attempt to at least meet me halfway, I would have given a better review here. But instead I ended up paying full price for a room with serious security problems that I never used. I would strongly encourage visitors to stay elsewhere. There are plenty of rooms in the same price range that are not only nicer and include more ammenitites, but are far safer as well.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet, quaint & so unique. Hotels, studios, hostel, chapel, coffee/gift shop, two art galleries with art classes and retreats, even Penske Truck rental & supplies located on 6+ acres in a country setting, just 2 miles from downtown. 30 minute drive to Truckee, CA and 45 minutes to Lake Tahoe and ski resorts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wildflower Village Reno