Stayed over Christmas vacation. From the outside and the office it looks great, and the location can't be beat, but everything else about this outfit screams dilapidation: As mentioned by a previous poster it has reoccuring problems with ants, the heat/ac units are old/older and have issues, the carpets are by far some of the most, if not the most DISGUSTING I have seen in a motel, furnishings just plain old and in need of replacing in general, the toilets inefficient, there are plumbing issues, water infiltration issues and highly likely structural issues (the place is litterally coming apart in places)... I could go on and on. It's blatantly obvious the owners don't give a rat's behind about the place, the people who stay here, OR the workers who have to work here. Speaking of, the housecleaning staff was very courteous and did a wonderful job with the circumstances they have to deal with, I give them kudos any day! I feel extremely sorry that they have to work in such a dump, they all deserve much better and also deserve to be treated with respect and appreciation for all the hard, dirty and unforgiving work they do. I will say the desk clerks we dealt with were friendly and did their best to be helpful... the problem with this place rests completely with the owners and their lack of "give a damn".
I gave service an average not for the desk clerks or house keeping, which was very good to excellent (which is why I gave very good for cleanness-- not housekeeping's fault the place is a dump) but because nothing is being done about fixing this place up and that is the responsibility of the manager and owners. The owners should definitely get terrible marks! The rooms get terrible not for size, that's not too bad on average, but because of updating and stuff that's needing to be fixed, replaced or updated. Basially the place needs to be gutted and completely redone... this would be a perfect project for one of Mike Holme's tv shows, he'd have an absolute fit!
The old Safari Motor Inn used to be a great place to stay, very disturbing to see what has happened since the days when it changed hands. The original owner, John, would be spinning in his grave to see how far downhill this place has gone. Do yourself a favor, if it does come down to sleeping in your car or chosing this motel... opt for the car!
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