I stayed here with my daughter for two nights, getting an incredible room rate of forty-three dollars per night through Hotwire. My expectations were that we would receive a clean room with basic services. We received that with a couple caveats.
Our room was on the 3rd floor facing East. Morning sun streamed past the darkening shades, so if you stay here the 'best room' I could imagine would be on the West side of the building, farthest from the pool, which would be the SE corner. Going up in the elevator there was a funky stink 'in' the elevator. I believe the property only has 1 lift, so that could explain it, but the carpet in the elevator was filthy, so that gets my vote as the source. Hall carpet masked the dirt well, but again, a hint of that ick odor went into the hall as we got off of it and made our way to our room.
Once inside the carpet (a dark, avocado green) showed stains. I immediately knew I'd be wearing my socks or some shoes at all times in the room! The scent of the room wasn't bad, but it was stuffy. I opened the window and the road noise was substantial. Luckily with the window closed and the A/C on, we heard none of it.
Basic appliances: coffee maker (1 cup at a time with two coffee inserts; decaf and regular - so no more than two cups total), a fridge (good sized) and microwave (small, but functional), were to the right as we entered the room. An older CRT style TV (not an LCD or plasma) - about a 27" , was on a dresser with a mirror over it. We had a two double bed room which also had a small desk. Overall, furnishings were functional but dated. In the bathroom was a hair dryer.
The shower ... an unexplained mystery which meant a bath the first morning and then a chat with the front desk. Apparently at check-in they are to explain how to turn on the shower to you - we didn't get the info and ended up 'irked' until it was explained to us the next morning. There is a ring right at the spot where the water comes out of the tub faucet. You are to pull it down and hold it until the shower comes on. Once we knew this... all went well. Maybe it's a common fixture to some, but I've never seen one until now.
The breakfast... it's not really a breakfast, but you can get a snack of oatmeal, muffins and fruit to tide you over. There's also tea and coffee available all the time in the same area, which was nice. No seating... so you'd best plan to take whatever you scavenge to your room or the parking lot to eat it.
The pool... cool slide, but in the summer, very busy with lots of kids. No relaxing really, but fun for them. I'm sure it's a hit year-round and they have a lifeguard on duty from 9am until 10pm (at least in the summer).
Things that I'd love to see improved: the carpet cleaning and overall 'freshness' in the elevator, hallway and rooms, the pillows (hard as rocks...) and updating of the rooms to include LCD TV's, newer phones and adding an extra blanket or two in each room.
The sound proofing (thin walls) could also be improved upon - our neighbors the first night had their TV on loudly from 10pm until 4:30am, but it still didn't cover up their marathon love making session - try and explain that one to a 13 year old who just wants to sleep! Anyway, that's more of a dream and wish versus a likely reality in terms of 'upgrades'.
This brings me back to the price I paid and the location. It's actually closest to the city of Central Point and freeway entrances. A truck stop and the Jackson County Expo is less than a mile away, making it a perfect location for those in need of a cheap place to crash for the night during a long trip north or south, or for those out of towners who are attending the county fair in July.
But it's not perfect for those who hope for a little more for their money - even at a 2-star motel with free wi-fi and parking.
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