OK, didn't mean to scare you with that title. BUT.....
My wife and I love Gateway Inn. But in their drive to be ECO friendly, they about drove me nutty. We stayed several days and enjoyed everything except the cleaning crew.
On night one, we walked into a sauna. Out side temperature was 80 and the room was about 85 degrees. This is understandable because no one wants to waste the AC on a vacant room. But it did not cool off until the wee hours of the morning and neither of us slept well.
The next morning, we showered and headed out for our first hike, a 1/2 day route.
Before leaving the room, my wife told me to NOT pick up the towel on the floor behind the toilet where she accidentally dropped it as she wanted it replaced. We also left the AC on a reasonable setting of 78 so the room would not be sweltering when we returned.
Returning 5 hours later, covered in sweat and four layers of trail grime, we found the room picked up. But the same towel was back on the rack and the AC was turned off. We went back down to an ice cream shop to cool off and headed for out next adventure because the room was too hot. Housekeeping kept turning off the AC with record heat in Townsend.
Didn't appreciate the note from housekeeping on the last day that I should leave them a little tip on check out. I should have left them a note to do their job and not tamper with the AC settings.
So here is the trick: Have a talk with the guys that run and own Gateway Inn (they are wonderful) and take the AC's remote control when you leave your room.
My wife and I WILL STAY AGAIN. It really is a good place. I just don't want you having the little glitches tempering your enjoyment of the place.
Gateway Inn is probably our new favorite place to stay and we loved the goody basket in the room; nice touch.
This is not your local cheap chain motel. These guys put a lot of thought and hard work into each room. As another review stated, "It is more like a Bed and Breakfast than a motel".
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