Boy, this place has not aged gracefully! I use to stay here as a child (am pushing 40 now) and not much has changed. The last time I stayed here was 8 years ago for my Bachelorette Party and they haven't improved a thing since then. The location is fabulous, views are terrific (yes, you do look over an unpleasant looking roof) and the units are spacious. Unfortunately, that is where the "pluses" end.
Old is one thing, but our room was filthy. Really gross. Dead bugs, random hair, crumbs left on the kitchen counter and drying rack, mildew on the kitchen tile, carpet that I don't think has EVER been cleaned, kitchen chairs with stains all over them, etc. The $250+ weekend rate combined with these kinds of conditions make it offensive...even to someone who has such fond memories of this little joint! We had to take cool showers even at various times of the day--once, I was able to get warm water, but it was around 8pm and I had to run the water for 10ish minutes to get it warm. Motel 6 has nicer bedspreads, the blankets are ancient faded velour types, flat pillows, etc. The toilet had to be flushed several times and all while holding down the level in order to get it to flush. The last time my parents visited this hotel, they noticed a strange smell only to find a dead rat in the hall closet. UGH.
The owners should do something about this place...it's a mess. And, it's very sad. It could be so much more if it were even reasonably updated and more importantly, clean. Unfortunately, this trip concluded my last stay at the Venetian...I just refuse to pay this kind of money for such yucky conditions. I'll stick with my favorite place--Inn at Depot Hill going forward.
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