I try to be open and available to different cultures, but this tested our limits. Our intent was to stay 2 days and we paid upfront. Minutes after entering the room, I knew we were in for a bad night. Luckily they did refund us for the second night and we continued our trip down the coast the next morning. The room does fit the "old charming" feel, but it goes beyond that into down right seedy. It is centrally located, yes. The area seems to have vagrants standing around 24/7 and it is noisy all night. It's a college town, I get it. Not for me at this point in my life.
Everything was unplugged in our room on entry, so we plugged in the radiator to get some heat in the room. After about 5 minutes, I could hear the wall sizzling so I unplugged the heater only to get a 3rd degree burn on my hand. If I had left that plugged in, a fire would have been certain.
The mattress was a flat wafer like spring that bowed into a valley. Thank god I love my wife. Linens were filthy. The idea of lice and bed bugs was always on our minds. I didn't check to confirm or deny, but you get the picture I am painting.
Don't Do It!!
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