The hotel staff at reception was polite. The hotel was convenient to my business requirements. The price was very good. The TV and cable options were good. The heater in the room was good. The breakfast was mediocre but typical of an average HIE. There is an Outback Steakhouse within walking distance.
Now for the bad... There was a brown smear on the toilet (not in the bowl) that was clearly overlooked by the cleaning staff. It was gross. Further, it might have been the weirdest bathroom and toilet in an American hotel that I've ever used. The toilet sat maybe 3" lower than the standard old school low toilets which made it feel incredibly lower than the new school ADA type toilets that sit higher. My knees were above my groin when sitting and we're not even close to parallel to the ground. Also, the architect or engineer who designed the layout of the bathroom needs a new career. My left knee hit the toilet roll dispenser and I had to wedge myself into position each time I sat. I'm only 5" 10". That shouldn't happen. And the number one thing that made no sense and really ticked me off is that the toilet seat cover could not sit upright at a 90 degree angle cause the counter top came out too far from the wall. Therefore the seat lid was at a closed angle by at least ten plus degrees. When you sat down, you had to lean forward to do your business. It was weird. As a man, you couldn't lift the seat to go #1 because it wouldn't stay up due to the angle. It forced you to sit down or use one hand to hold the seat and lid. Very complicated. I don't know how others have never complained.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The High Country's newest hotel! Our beautiful newly renovated rooms include two queen beds, one king bed, as well as deluxe rooms all with flat-screen HDTVs, microwaves and refrigerators. Stop by in the morning to enjoy our complimentary Smart Start Hot Breakfast. Available every day, the breakfast bar offers our world famous cinnamon rolls, eggs, bacon, gravy biscuits, Pancakes and more! We also have an indoor heated pool, fitness center and business center all available to our guests. ... more less
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