My wife & I spent last weekend staying at the Howard Johnson's in Buena Park. This is a hotel who probably had it's heyday in the 60's & 70's. The layout of the rooms and landscaping is really quite quaint. And to the property owners credit, the grounds are well maintained. It really looks nice. I didn't use them, but the pool & spa seem really nice too. As was the lobby, new building paint, stairs & walkways.
And the rooms are coming along. But how much can you do with a 50 year old facility? The carpet & windows were clean, and it had a newer TV. A new counter was built in the room (btw, we had a single King) and the shower drape was the newer outreaching kind. But the room still felt old. It was the first words out of my wife' mouth when we entered. I am really not complaining because, as a business owner myself, capital is one of those things that can be fleeting, and so where do you spend to get the most bang for your buck? I completely agree with the outside and that first impression. But, okay, here's the things to improve - scrub the bathroom floor - the light gray grout is black. Get rid of the cabinet under the bathroom sink - it is much "cleaner" to have it open - it makes it feel roomier, too. The mattress is okay, but old - replace when possible. I had a lumpy, old pillow - shouldn't happen (although I thought the old, no longer wanted, lumpy pillow was cute and slept with it just so it wouldn't feel lonely).
Would I stay there again - yes, probably - the price was truly a bargain (like $60). But time to raise the rates a little folks - you've done some good work, now charge a little bit more ($70-$75) and do some more renovations.
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