We booked this motel under the notion that we wouldn't be spending much time in our room. The hotel website advertises that it is within walking distance to a metro stop. What they fail to mention is that you have to walk up an unpaved trail and attempt to cross an eight lane road (note to self extremely dangerous). On our journey to the motel we walked passed a gas station and were asked by a complete stranger if we were lost or needed a ride, politely declining the offer we made our way to our motel dragging our suitcases down a dirt trail. The lobby was small and the front desk divided by a fiberglass partition (not a good sign) where you slid your credit cards and such under a small slot. Once we checked in we made our way to our room (which there was a bag of garbage in the door way that we had to step over) upon entering the room the first thing we see is that the headboard is no longer attached to the wall. It was at that moment that we decided that staying here was not an option. My fiance took a quick shower and I used the free wireless internet to rebook a room in another part of town. When my fiance went to talk to the front desk to check out of the hotel the man was happy to refund us all of our money but not without asking if we had "used" the room at all (yes he was implying what you are thinking). We called for a cab and sat outside of the motel with our suitcases until it arrived. While sitting outside there was an interesting assortment of people that were coming and going from the motel thus affirming our decision to stay elsewhere. I would not suggest staying here ever!
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