We have stayed at this LQ at least six times a year for the last four years while visiting our son who is a student at Mines. From 2006-2009 we found this to be a very pleasant find for a very reasonably priced motel. However in the last year the aging of this LQ has become painfully obvious.
Checkin/Checkout: Always a very friendly staff, very accommodating and helpful. The lobby is always clean and provides an ample area for breakfast in the morning.
Room: The quietest rooms are located at the back of the hotel. The noise toward the front and sides can become loud at time due to the proximity to I-70. I have usually been fortunate to get a room at the back on the third floor (nice and quite). We prefer to take the stairs but there is an elevator. However, the few times we've used it we found it to be slow and not very clean.
Bedding/Beds: Somewhat dated and worn but have found a very clean room 95% of the time. (The one time it was not cleaned well we were moved to another room.) Three foam pillows on each bed. In our past four visits the beds have been better than average three out of four times. (We get a room with two queens and then pick the more comfortable bed.) In January the beds in our room were both poor (the mattresses were just too old).
Bathroom: The towels have never been ample but adequate. But again, the last four visits we've found the age starting to show. On our most recent visit there were visible large water stains on the ceiling and wall in the bathroom area. The shower/toilet area is somewhat cramped and the shower heads have never been raised to accommodate those over 5'6" or so.
Electronics/Internet: Basic, but always working, electronics. Wireless internet available. Agree with a previous poster...it would be nice to have a fridge and microwave in the basic rooms but they are available in upgraded rooms at this LQ.
B'fast: The typical LQ offerings...not bad but nothing that stands out anymore.
Locale: Convenient to many restaurants and shopping. Easy drive to the mountains or a nice stop west of Denver.
Previously I have ranked this about an 8 out of 10 for value and convenience. Now the need for updating and some upgrades has become obvious and, somewhat, needed. My current ranking would be 6 out of 10. While we will stay here on our next visit we've started looking at other places to stay during future visits. I would recommend this to a friend but only after giving my opinion of this LQ.
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