I was here for several weekly stays in in various rooms in July and August. I chose this location because the rooms were cheap. I took a gamble on cleanliness, as reviews were mixed on that.
The rooms were old and rough - patchwork on walls and doors, bathroom grout missing or slightly moldy. Dim or burned out bulbs in the fixtures. That being said, the rooms were GENERALLY pretty clean (see below). I thought housekeeping did fairly thorough cleanings - better than spa resorts I've been to.
The beds were comfortable (soft). If you like soft beds, you'll probably be okay. Water was always hot and the A/C was very cold, with one exception - again, better than some luxury hotels I've been to. The one A/C exception was Rm. 114. It kept cool if you had it cranked low. Anything other than that and it would get a little too warm. I also felt inexplicably itchy in that room. No pests were found then or since back home.
I stayed in Rm. 104 a few times. The first time I felt itchy, but could not identify from what, or where. In subsequent (2) stays, I did not feel itchy. In Rm. 106 I picked up a mild case of Athlete's Foot from the carpet. I tried to wear socks at all times, but you can't shower in socks or shoes, can you?
Motel does not provide breakfast, nor shampoo, although you might find some shampoo at the front desk.
One fault I found with the hotel is that some smoking rooms are next to, behind, or above non-smoking rooms. The rooms are not hermetically sealed, so even non-smoking rooms may have a faint smoky smell. I'm pretty sensitive to smoke, but it didn't bother me, even though I could very faintly detect something. The hotel has two buildings, in my opinion, they should make one building all smoking and the other non-smoking.
Another issue is that you may have smokers in non-smoking rooms who smoke outside their (or your) door, and guess what - the smoke enters your room, or the smell follows the smoker back into the non-smoking room.
There is an extreme hoarder in Rm. 110. I was last there a month ago, and this person was there every day for at least six weeks at that point. The filth in that room boggled the mind. I would not want to stay in that room in the future, nor in any room which shared a wall or ceiling/floor with that room. Aside from a fire hazard, this has to also be a health hazard.
I might stay there again if money is tight on an extended stay. Front desk folks were really nice. Its an OK place to stay in a pinch, but if you're really picky, and money is not an issue, you might want to try somewhere else. Rooms were adequate for the price. You get what you pay for.
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