We wanted a place to stay near John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Painted Hills Unit. Unfortunately, there isn't much choice if all you're looking for is a simple room. This is pretty much it. However, it is a near perfect location. Our requirements were basic ... friendly service, clean bed and room, quiet. We got that. We stayed in room 10 or 11; I forget. It's on the second floor at the top of the stairs. It had an old squeaky bed and mattress that sagged when you got it it. Reminded me of the old country beds my grandma had. Quaint, but not the most restful. It had a sheer window curtain, but no blinds. It used to have a pull-down window shade, but the shade was pulled off its core, which was left hanging in the window. In the closet was some old rolled up wall paper (among other supplies and pillows and such). We were able to drape the wall paper over the window to block out the street light outside and provide privacy (since the curtain was a sheer curtain). Electrical outlets was a problem. In an old country building like this, it's not surprising. They installed 2 outlets with the light switch on the wall which helped. But it functioned weird, perhaps because of the wiring. The outlet seemed to be activated when the light was switched off for some reason. Anyway, for travelers with mobile phones, cameras, and such that need to charged while sleeping, this can be a challenge. They run extension cords from the hall to the rooms for fans and floor lamps for this reason. Perhaps they should include power strips (but that could also be dangerous). Otherwise, it was "good enough" for our purposes and the location was super convenient. It allowed us to wake up before sunrise to get out to Painted Hills to see the sun rise and be back back in town to clean up and check out before heading on.
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