Booked this hotel to be able to attend the local airshow, however they cancelled the airshow at the last minute and this hotel had a no-show policy of a couple of days so was stuck having to go and stay there.
Really wanted to stay at the Mission Inn, but was way too expensive. So found this place close by so I could at least see the Mission Inn and see what all the fuss was about. This place was a couple of blocks away from the Mission Inn and close by to a the historic downtown. Lots of interesting places to see and all close to each other.
The hotel itself is really a large motel. They have daily room rentals on the building up front and monthly rentals in back. This looks like it might have been something special a long time ago, but appears to have added the parking on site, which takes away from what could be a hidden gem. The interiors are outdated and worn down. The floors and stairs creak and make noise. My room was on the second floor in the main building with the room being off the main corridor. It wound up being a corner room with high windows on the bed wall and a small balcony with double wooden balcony doors. The bathroom was a good size and appears to have been updated fairly recently. The room itself was a good size too as there was a full size and twin size bed. There was also a round table with a couple of chairs, a small fridge, and flat screen TV up on the wall. The sink was also in the bedroom, which is something you see more in European hotels or old historic hotels in the US. The beds were OK, nothing wonderful, but not disastrous.
There's really not much around, though I did go to the CVS across the street late at night to grab some milk and donuts to munch on. The parking lot is small and lucked out on getting the last spot just before checking in.
All in all for the price I knew what to expect and might stay here again if the price is same or lower and only needed to stay for a short while.
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