So far it's ok EXCEPT the "fast internet" BLOWS. It is a cat5 cable to the wall and I get like .025 kbps download and .0005 kbps upload. So NO WI-FI which means NO TABLETS/PHONE or laptops without a ethernet (cable) connection and it is SLOWER than 1X on a cell phone back in the early 90's and dialup (from the 80's) would be 50 times faster. They probably have just 1 ADSL line (probably 1Mbps) to share between every unit in both buildings (and there are 2, the one in the back is like 3 years old, so it's newer). They will nickle-dime you as in, don't plan on ever making a phone call from here...it's $0.30 a MINUTE, so use your cell (if you have anything other than Verizon you are [--] for service anywhere in the mountains of George/Alabama. Sprint blows and any roaming on them sucks too. AT&T is a joke here also and T-Mo/MetroPCS is like having NO CELL PHONE. Linen service, if you are going to stay more than one week go buy towels from Walmart and wash them so you save $10/week in 'Linen" charges. Anyway, it's OK here BUT there is only 1 elevator in the center of the building, but it's fast enough. The noise, as far as I can tell, has been minimal. Police have shown up a few times because some people here use this like a permanent apartment and not short-term housing, so the usual things happen. This is NOT a major city here, so EXPECT some short comings if you are used to things open 24/7 and the faster city life. They say they are going to upgrade the internet connection soon....ok, believe when I see it then I'll pay for it. TV channels are ok but you are NOT getting HBO1,2,3 or Cinemax/Showtime, you'll get Encore East/West, so still ok. For the price it's ok. Laundry facilities onsite at $1.25 wash/$1.00 dry so get quarters because there is no change machine. It's got a full size (18 cu ft) fridge, 1 cu ft micro, 2 burner stove, kitchen sink, full bath room, beds are ok. It's NOT going to be the Hilton at Downtown Disney (which cost me $150/night) in Orlando but for single working out of town, price is good. I will put some pictures up eventually because the 'staged' photos of hotels always make them look better than what is really there (and within the last 3 months). Have not had any bugs,etc. so pretty clean over all. Just need to see faster internet so I can stream netflix or something (can get Skype to work on the slower speed but that's different than surfin the net as far as network protocol is concerned in the ip stack,etc - if your non-techy then just understand it will Skype right now).
I am not dissin' this place, it's NOT run like a hotel but like a apartment building, so understand the "front desk" is open M-F 9a-6p and Sat 10a-2p and closed on Sundays, but some of the people who work here also live in the building, which is good. You will NOT be getting a made bed everyday or clean sheets/towels everyday, it's not again, the Hilton or DoubleTree. But in the end it's ok. In the end you get what you pay for and if you want that kind of service then it will cost more. I am brutally honest and have a problem of pissing people off when I tell my outlook on things but I am telling it the way I see it. So if the internet is upgraded while I am still here then I'll say it's a 3.5-4 stars out of 5 BUT right now it's like a 2.5 star. They do have flat screen tv's so you can hook your laptop to the HDMI port and watch Netflix on the tv.........WHENEVER the internet is faster...hahaha. Oh and this, if you are staying here you have to pay a $100 upfront deposit, give 24 hours notice BEFORE you leave to get your refund back and you pay by the week, so if you leave after 3 days, you will NOT get a refund because they charge by the week (or month) and not daily.
Understand this is short term (or long term with no credit check and no lease) and NOT a daily hotel.
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