We only spent a night here as a stopping point on a two day drive from San Diego to San Francisco. This is a smaller, "non-chain" motel that was one of the few places we could find for a Friday night with a family of five (most were booked or couldn't take five). When we got here I was nervous to see the family reunion that a previous poster talked about as I have been places where these kinds of groups dominate the motel. Having said that, Joel, the manager in charge when we checked in, had made a big deal about their "quiet hours" policy so we decided to chance it. The group was a nice, loud, family reunion right up until the quiet hours but then went in so we had the piece we needed so kudos to the hotel for advertising such a policy and to the family group for following it)
The room was surface clean - no obvious stains and the kids white socks stayed white after running around the room for an hour or so. There was a strange odor in the room that might be mistaken for mildew or mold until you realize it had a bit of a chemical smell to it. If I had stayed more than one night that might have started bothering me, but we simply opened up the windows and tried to keep the fresh air moving.
We had a second story room overlooking the pool and small sliver of the ocean. It was very pleasant and not too far from the parking lot.
We are used to travelling with a food box to feed the kids breakfast in the room so the lack of a free breakfast wasn't a deal breaker for us.
Joel and his front desk staff were responsive to needs and clearly working hard to keep this place running at a balance of cleanliness/quality and cost. We saw him late on Friday night and early on Saturday morning so I appreciate how hard he was working!
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