I really used to love staying at the Irwin Street Inn. I even wrote a review on TripAdvisor a few years ago saying how much I liked it. Unfortunately, I've been disappointed too many times since then. I have been given one too many rooms without curtains, leaking sink fixtures, lumpy mattresses, etc. I even got one room that could not be locked because someone had kicked in the door and demolished the doorjamb into splinters. The paint is peeling and the pool has been converted into a murky fishpond.
After our last stay, my husband finally had enough. We first got a room that was dark and musty. We asked for a different room and were given a room that was brighter and fresher. Once we got settled in though, we realized that the cold water line to the sink was shut off. We turned it back on but soon found out why it had been off when a puddle started forming under the sink. We ended up having to turn it back off and use only hot water in the sink. We couldn't find a remote for the TV, so I went to the lobby to ask for one. They rummaged around a junk drawer and gave us a remote that had extensive repairs with scotch tape to hold it together. We went to dinner, then came back ready to head for bed. That's when we tried to close the curtains and found that there were none. We contacted the lobby and were told that the blinds in our room had broken and that they could move us to another room. We had already moved once and unpacked so we ended up settling for putting a sheet over the window. The bed was lumpy and the sheets looked ancient - they were very thin and with polyester pills all over. The next morning when we were ready to check out, the person at the front desk did not seem to know how to process a credit card. After standing around for about 15 minutes waiting for it to get figured out, they asked if we could come back in an hour so they could have more time to get things straightened out. We went ahead and left and came back about an hour and a half later to find that they still had not gotten us checked out. We stood around a while longer and finally told them to mail us a copy of the receipt.
I would so love to see the Irwin Street Inn returned to its former glory. I the meantime I guess I'll have settle for one of the lame motels - at least they have curtains.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of Hanford!!! Under new ownership!!!!! This landmark is the Best Bed and Breakfast in Town! Catering and venue for any special occasion!!! Bar and entertainment on site!!!!! Come join us for a memorable experience in Hanford! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Irwin Street Hotel Hanford