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“THIS PLACE IS A DISAPPOINTMENT”
Review of El Rio

El Rio
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El Rio
Ranked #16 of 17 Hotels in Glendale
Reviewed November 15, 2010

We chose this place because most of the adjoining hotels were full that time. Around 11:30 pm sometime in September upon payment , we immediately went to the room and noticed male bystanders in the hallways and parking. We observed that our next door room was open and a lot of men were inside and two men right outside their door. although having second thoughts about security we entered our room and noticed the dirty linens and towels folded seem like ready for use? we decided to leave and asked for refund from a chinese looking couple who checked us in but they refused, so we bargained to just move us to a better room. Better to just sleep over but worries still on us. Around 6am we woke up there were no power and water. We left so disappointed and complained at check-in office but received no reactions. It was our worst nightmare experience in motels or hotels in our lifetime.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 26, 2010

El Rio provides the bare essentials, and it is a good deal based on the price. I would recommend this accommodation to those budget travels who want a certain level of comfort and cleanliness for a pretty good price. I comparison shopped around for prices, and it seemed to be one of the cheapest in that area, which is why I decided to take the risk and choose it for the night.

I rented a single bedroom with King Size bed. The building itself is a little old, but the rooms are well maintained and clean as well as pretty big. There seems to be a heater/AC unit, which I fully took advantage of. I am glad that motel had a huge parking lot for my truck, and I could look out the window to check on it. Inside the room, there were comfortable chairs and a table, a dresser and a place where I could hang my clothes. The bathroom is bare, however. It has a tub and shower; the sink area is pretty large, so I could put all my stuff on there. It seemed like a standard motel, providing the following: clean towels, little soaps and shampoo, plastic cups.

The motel offers high speed internet, but be warned, you should bring your own Ethernet cable. I forgot mine, but the office loans network cables for 10 dollars security deposit fee or something. The color television was a pretty decent size; it came with cable television, including HBO.

Within a block, there was a Ralph’s supermarket and a bunch of fast food restaurants, which was good. This motel is not for everybody though, but it’s perfect for those who want to save money on housing and get a clean, decent room. Overall, I was impressed with the quality given the price of the rooms.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled on business
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Address: 1515 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205-1513
Location: United States > California > Glendale
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Ranked #16 of 17 Hotels in Glendale
Number of rooms: 12

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