Looking for a cheap place to stay on a long road trip down the coast, we booked this place without checking any reviews. Oops. I'm not heartless enough to give this place one star. This is mostly a credit to the kind, helpful girl at the front desk. I also am leaving that second star intact because while it may have felt like we were going to get robbed the entire time we were here, we didn't actually get robbed. So there's that. And, I suppose, despite the numerous flaws, the place did provide four walls, a roof, a bed, a locking door, and a hot shower. So there's that too.
Check-in was uneventful, but en route to our room, we began to notice that this place was populated with an, ahem, colorful cast of chemically-altered characters. Within a half hour of checking in, the police were there, shoving an emaciated man in baggy cutoff jeans and a wife-beater into the back of a squad car while a woman, we can only assume his beau, stood by the door of the hotel ripping a cigarette and screaming "I f----ng love you!" We checked the locks on the door after this and made a pact not to leave the room alone.
Then there was the vacuuming. Someone was always vacuuming. Vacuuming above us. Next to us. In the hallway. Three in the morning, someone vacuuming the hallway outside of our room. No idea if this was the staff or one of the sped up residents of the hotel. Regardless, it made sleep a bit difficult.
The room was huge for the small price we'd paid - two rooms, two beds, and a kitchenette. Unfortunately, everything was pretty dilapidated and we found some rather suspect stains on some of the furniture. I am pretty sure we opted to sleep in our sleeping bags rather than take a chance with the provided bedding.
We were told quite candidly by the girl at the front desk that while they hadn't had any issues with break-ins in the parking garage, she wouldn't recommend leaving anything - at all - in the car overnight. Given that we had all of our earthly belongings crammed in the back of our SUV we were a bit alarmed, but our car remained mercifully unmolested in the morning.
I am not a picky traveler. Moreover, I generally believe that you get what you pay for and rate hotels and restaurants accordingly - it it's cheap, my standards are low. That said, I'm gonna level with you and say that whatever extra it costs you to stay somewhere else is well worth it. If, however, you're a down-and-out methhead in Portland looking for a place to stay amongst your brethren, well, this place fits the bill perfectly.
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