Look, if you want a sparkling souless minimalist box, refitted with the latest plastic every 6 months then you should head for somewhere a few hundred miles south. The Arlington still has a sense of community, an expectation that people talk to each other and that not everything is an instagram opportunity. Sure, it looks old and the decor is tired. Sure the bathrooms are shared, but the food is top notch, the company is always willing to talk and the staff are wonderful. We stayed two nights, everything was clean, everything worked, we watched films with the locals, read great books, ate fantastic pizza and had wonderful conversations with people. I wish more places were like this.
Rundown dirty place with moldy shower, overflowing trash bins in kitchen and bathroom, old uncomfortable mattress, only reachable via telephone, no response on email, we won't go back. And watch out for the "canyon" in the parking lot.
I live locally but since the Arlington has a bar and great music, I sometimes need accommodations after enjoying a fun night there. It's such a unique and awesome feature for a rural watering hole to provide a place to spend the night. There are a variety of price points and the management is really easy-going. I find the rooms to be clean and they're well decorated to boot
The kitchen and the bathrooms are very dirty and old. The kitchen was small, and it was a mess with old food everywhere; in the fridge, on the table. Table was dirty, the cooking stuff looks like it's never washed. Taps and showers in the washrooms are broken. The taps, where I wanted to get a drink, have only warm water. The showers have only cold water. Also the rest of the building is old and dirty and the owner acted like he was surprised by our reports.
We had a group of 27 cyclists and had a blast! Lots of space and wide variety of rooms to accommodate couples, friends, etc The Manager helped us arrange breakfasts and lunches at a nearby community centre. Bar on the main floor had great live entertainment and cheap drinks