Green River filled up early for some reason, and having been on a long trip I counted myself lucky at first to secure a room at the BCL. The price was competitive with the rates being offered at the more well known chains down the street.
My first impression was that a hurricane had hit, or a wild party had stopped by at the motel, or perhaps they had recently acquired a run down apartment that had undergone a period of vacancy and had only recently been converted into living space.
I couldn't help but smirk, seeing the 'motel under remodeling' sign as I entered the building. The presence of tape and plywood on the cracked glass windows made me wonder if it was repair or remodeling that was going on.
The door to my room was closed but the door was unlocked when I got to it. Surprising. I hadn't specifically asked for non-smoking and was not surprised to find this was a smoked-in room. The deadbolt wouldn't close, but the knob itself locked and there was one of those little security latches so I felt somewhat secure as long as I remembered to keep the latch closed.
The room itself looked like a small studio apartment, but without kitchen. One wall was yellow, while the rest were white. One wall had wallpaper while the rest did not. There was an obvious access panel in the wall backing the bathroom.
New wiring in EMT conduit ran across the ceiling for lights in the room and new smoke detectors. I understand that you're supposed to put clamps on that sort of conduit, if you decide to use it as surface mount but I did not see any.
The floor near the toilet was springy and sloping in the bathroom, possibly due to the introduction of weight from a new shower stall, installed with obvious adhesive marks. The bathroom floor didn't look clean. I didn't have to sit on anything while I was there, so I avoided doing so. There was enough soap for me to shave shower and wash my hands. There was a tissue dispenser but it was empty.
There was a new looking TV in the room as well as a fridge and a microwave. I did not have to use these conveniences so I have no comments on available television channels. I also did not have the chance to take a look at the pool or children's playground I noticed on the grounds.
There was a beetle in the room, but the local phone directory took care of it. I did not see another during my stay.
I had a few hours before sleep for entertainment. There was no wireless Internet, so I decided to watch a 1970's spooky movie DVD I had with me. It fit the theme nicely. I had to disconnect the room's TV in order to plug in my laptop, because the wall receptical only had one working outlet at that location.
Most importantly was that I got to sleep quickly, the beds were surprisingly the softest I'd yet encountered yet on my trip. I had been in motels previously that week as well as camping on an air mattress and the beds were what made the room bearable. I put that day's laundry in a separate bag to isolate the smoke smell however as it followed me back home.
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- Also Known As:
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