After some wrong turns, we finally found the hotel we had reservations for. Oh holy crap, was the place awful. Nice enough to look at. We pay, get the key and take a look around the lot. Obvious hookers on the corner should have been our first clue. We get to the room and I notice there's a hole in the door right where the peep hole should be. We go in and the bedspread is haphazardly thrown on the bed, so I pull back the cover and find filthy pillow cases. Go into the bathroom and find a dirty towel and a wash cloth (still wet) thrown over the towel bar. Look into the shower and the drain is busted with metal parts sticking up. Safety hazard! The toilet had a black fuzzy ring at the waterline and the seat was stained with...well, "stuff" Look in the "closet" and find a half bottle of what I think is water. The floor in the room is tile and was gritty. We were in there 5 minutes and said, "No way are we staying here!"
We go back to the office. Hubby puts the key on the counter and told them we refuse the room and why. They tried to get us to stay. We told them we wouldn't stay there if they paid us.
Obviously, this was one of the rooms they rented by the hour. The pictures on the website certainly do not match the room we were shown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Just minutes from the Club One Casino in downtown Fresno California, this motel offers an ideal location within driving distance of Yosemite National Park and free wireless internet. The Holiday Motel Fresno provides easy access to many local attractions. Just a few minutes from the hotel, guests can enjoy the Fresno Metropolitan Museum of Art and Science as well as the California Memorial Museum. Guests can also enjoy the Fresno Chaffee Zoo and the Island Water park within a short drive from the motel. Guests can start the day at the Fresno Holiday Motel with a free breakfast each morning. This motel also provides modern amenities including microwaves and refrigerators in each guestroom. ... more less