I have stayed here in the past a few times. The first time I was surprised that a small motel like this was maintained so well and the staff was very friendly. I admit it has been a few years since my last stay, and the first since it seems it was bought out by the parent company Magnuson.
When I got to my room the first thing I noticed is that it wasn't as clean or well kept as I remember. Also the was some perfume or odor that you cannot ignore when you open the door. I left the door open trying to get the smell out, but after a while had to just deal with it. By the time I went to bed my eyes were red and burning.
After I pulled back the bedspread, I noticed the sheets were all wrinkled, like they had been slept in before or left too long in the dryer and cooled. They didn't fit the mattress either, nor matched the color of the cover sheet. And that was it, for covers you got the bedspread and the cover sheet, no other blankets on the bed in the room. It made for a chilly night of rough sleep. A few times I had to get up and put the fitted sheet back around the mattress.
In the morning, I went to the breakfast area and was surprised to find no one else there, and the lights in the breakfast area weren't all on. I had to look and the time on the clock on the wall to make sure I hadn't arrived too early before it started. But it was 7:45am and not a soul around. I went into see what was offered and all I saw were some mini-muffins and a few honey buns, that was it. I see now why nobody had stayed for breakfast, there wasn't really one offered. On top of no food, there was some funk smell, not the heavy perfume in my room, but that of an odd unpleasant sort that would have ruined breakfast anyway.
I know this motel is cheap, but for the price you can do better.
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