I'd read the reviews on here, and google and a variety of other places but decided to risk it and stay here because of the cheap price. My partner and I had braced for the worst, willing to tough it out for two nights. And I've got to say that we actually did not have a bad stay.
First off, the gentleman who greeted us at the desk was friendly and very helpful. Before checking in we asked if we had an option of rooms, and we were offered a fully renovated room on the second floor.
The room itself was more then big enough, included a mini fridge and microwave. A pedestal sink with a vanity outside the bathroom. The bathroom had another new pedestal sink, an okay toilet, and a new shower with a curved shower curtain rod for extra room. The bed was comfy and clean. With those amazingly comfortable howard johnson pillows.
It's the doors that betrayed the age of the place. Both the bathroom and front door looked like they were on their last legs. Since this is a motel it was especially unnerving having a rickety front door. It stuck when trying to open or close it. At times I wasn't sure it had actually locked.
I'm not sure if this is normal for them, but the complimentary continental breakfast consisted of a loaf of bread with peanut butter and jam. A couple of fruits, yogurt (score for that), rice krispie squares and granola bars. Variety of teas, typically horrible hotel coffee and OJ. I was hoping for croissants, muffins and maybe a donut. Any kind of pastry, but oh well!
The pool outside was not open and looked particularly sketchy!
All in all, I would say that when you reserve you should ask for a fully renovated room if its available. If its not renovated, I don't know ..
But we got what we asked for.
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