My husband and I stayed here in April 2012 while we were in Ft. Worth for a fun weekend away. We originally had a reservation at the Motel 6, but on the way through the mess of construction around I-35, my husband suggested we play "Hotwire Roulette". I ended up booking this hotel for two nights. Getting to the hotel from I-35 north was a major pain, the exit from 820 (?) Beach Road was completely jacked up. It took over 45 minutes to travel less than a mile to get to the turnaround to get on the access road to the hotel.
The hotel is located on the edge of Fossil Creek business park area. It's actually not a bad location, if there wasn't a tremendous amount of construction. The other minus is that the hotel has only one entrance/exit - on the access road, rather than an outlet on one of the side streets to help you get around more easily. (Note, the Hampton Inn directly behind the Extended Stay does NOT connect parking lots, meaning you can't use their driveway on the side street to get in and out.)
However, the young lady at the check was very friendly and nice. She quickly checked me in and got us our keys. We had a room on the second floor, down the hall near the stairs, exactly where I like to be located. Our room was large, with a bath immediately to the left, a small dining area, a kitchen and then the living/bedroom. The sofa and the recliner were very dated and my husband said that the sofa felt "sandy". I did not sit on the sofa so I can't actually tell you what that meant. The bed was supposed to be a queen but I have to say that it definitely felt like more of a full with both of us on it. I'll echo the other reviewers by saying that the sheets are very scratchy and the pillows are pretty flat. We fought for the one decent pillow every night. (I somehow lost...)
The kitchen has a small refrigerator, a microwave and cabinets with glasses and dishes. There were no paper towels, only a hand towel. Small minor thing but if you were staying awhile, it might be something you would need. We did not find any dish soap either.
The bath was clean but the tiles near the toliet had obviously been taken up to repair something and stuck back down with thin set or something. They were not stable on the floor. There were no tolietries other than soap. I always pack shampoo and conditioner but for those who do not, this place won't supply those items. The shower was OK, decent enough water pressure and the fiberglass surround actually made it seem very clean (i.e. no moldy grout).
We did have free wifi during our stay. It was slow but since it was free, I had no complaints about that. The very small pool is located at the back of the hotel, nearest to the Hampton Inn. However, it was closed while we were there and there were only three deck chairs out so we couldn't even sit down there to have a place to sit outside. We were not there on the days they served a small coffee service in the mornings, so I can't comment on that.
For a few nights, this wasn't a bad option - although the smaller bed and uncomfortable lines would definitely make spending a week or two here not an option. The bigger issue is the road construction around the hotel and the delays/annoyances that it brings.
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July 11, 2012
Thank you for the review. Unfortunately, the construction is out of our control but we can definitely relate to the inconvenience it creates. We...
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