We stayed here because it had non-smoking rooms and a good price.
The Bad - When the people in the room next to mine showered, the air in the pipes created a rapping noise. . . the entire time they were in the shower. Sounded like someone was knocking on the wall. This happened when two of them showered at 11 pm. It happened again when one of them showered at 6:30 am. Made me wonder how they got so dirty between 11 pm and 6:30 am that they needed another shower. Anyway, this rapping was loud enough to wake me up both times - and I'm a sound sleeper. The mini-fridge also makes a moderately loud noise when the compressor turns off every 30 minutes or so - this didn't keep me awake, but it was noticeable.
The room was clean. The bed was reasonably comfortable. The bed reading lamps were right over the bed - nice touch, as with the dim bulbs most places use, you could actually read with these!
The bathroom seemed to have new fixtures. Notably, the shower head actually switched easily from stream to massage! So many motels have old non-functional showerheads. The shower is pretty narrow, though, so next time they refurbish they should but in one of those curved shower curtain bars that keeps the shower curtain away from the user.
The Disappointing - I had been looking forward to a dip in the pool and using the hot tub. The motel has two buildings, though, and we were in the building without the pool/hot tub. So to get there requires crossing the parking lot in whatever you may have brought to wear in addition to your swim suit. Not terribly convenient.
Since you stay at a motel in order to sleep (not watch the circa 1985 Sanyo TV bolted to the wall), though, I have to rate this motel as Poor.
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