I was in Seaside for the Que by the Sea BBQ competition and needed a place to crash. They front desk guy was nice and I was able to check in early. I was put in room 24, which is an end room that faces the street where there are a couple of bars. More on that later.
The room was fairly clean. But the AC didn't work. I told the desk about it and it worked later. So Im glad they fixed it. The door had no chain and the bolt lock did not turn. But I wasn't worried, so I left for the day and for some BBQ.
I didn't return until about midnight. By that point there was a truck parked outside the bar next door, shining spotlights into the sky. The music was loud. When I say loud, I don't mean loud talking guy in a restaurant loud. I mean like jackhammer, heavy metal concert loud. I turned on the TV, which got a few channels, including the NFL Network (bonus!) on to kind of even out the noise. It would have been better if the sleep function worked on the remote, because I woke up at about 5am to the TV. I turned it off and enjoyed the silence and more sleep.
When I finally woke up for the day I went to take a shower. No hot water. In fact, when I went to turn the faucet to make the water hotter, it spun 360 degrees. So no hot water was to be had. I went to check out an hour before checkout time on a very busy weekend for the motel. The office was locked. So I called the number in the window and he told me to drop the keys in the mail slot. I would have thought there would be someone on premises at a time like that. And it would have been nice to be able to discuss the room in person. But the nice thing was they allowed me to park there the rest of the day.
It was not the worst experience, but it certainly was not the best.
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- Also Known As:
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