I stayed one night to avoid driving the 50 miles home late at night after a special concert I was going to at Yoshi's on Fillmore and Eddy. I have a handicap that prevents me from walking long distances, so I called the night before to ask for handicapped parking, and had already requested a quiet room close to elevator. When I arrived, the spot across from office had been saved for me with a red cone, and I was given a room on third floor near elevator. (Eddy and Polk are busy streets, and so it's not going to be all that quiet, but it was pretty quiet considering.)
Room was quite large; furniture dated in style but very clean and undamaged; plush flat carpeting also clean. My room had a king bed, table and two captain chairs, flat screen TV mounted on wall, dresser and end tables. No frills, but comfortable. Good bed (nothing exceptional) and quality linens. Bathroom had standup shower with a built in seat. (Don't think this was a handicapped room, as there were no safety bars on anything, but I hadn't requested a handicapped room.) Sliding glass door out onto small balcony.
No frills means no fridge, no microwave, no coffee maker, no coffee in the lobby even. Yes to shampoo, conditioner and soap. But free parking is a definite plus. There's a restaurant kitty corner to the motel that they recommended for breakfast, but I didn't go, only because of my difficulty walking.
I took a $5 taxi ride to Yoshi's and got a ride back with a friend. BTW, a staff member, who had the garage door to the side street open to throw away trash, ran out to stop a taxi that was waiting for the light to change when I asked her if it looked like that taxi was available. I didn't ask her to do that - she just dropped the bag of garbage and did it on her own. As the driver was backing up to pick me up, she just laughed, picked up the trash bag, smiled at me and said, "You're lucky!", and went about her business.
Summary: A good, comfortable, clean and safe value with nice staff. Even if I hadn't had my handicap, I probably wouldn't have walked around in this neighborhood, especially at night. (Single lady in her sixties.) But the location is convenient to a number of places you could get to in a taxi without breaking the bank.
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