Unfortunately, this motel suffers from two major liabilities, its location and lack of competition. Stay here if you are dog tired from the monotony of a dreary drive down hwy 5, but don't include it in your itinerary for more than an overnight stay.
I was in the area on a work assignment and planned on staying four days, but left a day early to simply escape. I should have known what was coming when I had to kill fifteen flies in the room the first night there. The cleaning crew seems to have sensed the lack of competition also, as I came across items on the floor from the previous tenant. Even the small amount of clutter that I generated was largely ignored by the cleaning crew.
Small but noticeable signs of neglect in maintenance, such as gaps in the bathroom plumbing, and a plethora of extension cords to make up for the lack of outlets were evident. Also annoying was the cost saving efforts of management by putting the light switch of the vanity by the front door and putting it and various outlets on a motion detector so they would disconnect unless you stood up and waved your arms, quite irritating when simply trying to charge a device. Add to that the constant noise of the freeway and the inconsiderate loud voices of farm workers who stay at the motel during picking season, and who never seem to sleep, make this one easy to skip.
All in all, the room was furnished adequately, but the dressing doesn't make up for the inconvenience.
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