First off, this place was fine. Clean, modern, not too noisy. Pool is seasonal as advertised, and the breakfast is ok, too. It's advertised as continental, but it's more than that.
We had to go to Yakima, and so I turned to Trip Advisor. What I read terrified me. It sounded like Yakima was nothing but a bunch of dirty, dishonest lodging houses. The top 3 picks were full that weekend, as there is always some sporting event going on, in this case "the Yak Attack."
Even the reviews of HoJo's indicated it was pretty horrible, yet on the flip side others raved. I could see if you were determined to find something, you may say that it was noisy or the walls were thin. You might say it was clearly a 70's hotel that has new bedspreads, you might nitpick that the breakfast isn't complete and has no meat.
The hotel was full of children. Yes, I hear a couple walking down the hall talking. Think about it.. don't you hear people in almost every place you stay? It wasn't excessive and it did not hamper my sleep at all, and there must have been people above me, being full. Yes, due to the style of architecture, I'd say it was built in the 70's. The carpet, furniture, beds, wallpaper, all seemed to be very new. I did notice slight rusting on the hinges of the bathroom door. Likely due to steam. I can live with that. The breakfast is advertised as "continental" which means a drink and a bread type option by definition. This breakfast was set up in the bar buffet style with scrambled eggs, hashbrowns, cinnamon roll, cereal, fruit, coffee and juices. I'm fine with that.
Yes, I'd come back.
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