Two stars is about right. This place really does not live up to its Best Western PLUS designation. This hotel also pale in comparison from Best Western Escondido (no PLUS!) that we had just stayed over prior to coming here. It's true that here they aren't charging you like a PLUS. However, there are a number of other areas that I think this hotel is not up to standard.
First of all, this hotel is not family friendly at all. Under the hotel webpage they listed the crib as one of the amenities. But actually, they would charge you for $15 a night. That hidden fee would completely offset the cheaper price it claims to be. Moreover, at their breakfast dining area there are no high chairs! I thought it's against the law to have no high chairs at eating places.
Secondly, there are hidden fees. In addition to the $15 per night crib charges, they also charge you $1 per night for the safe, even if you don't use it. While this is in the fine prints on their website, it still feels like a rip-off, and they aren't eager to tell you this fee upfront.
Third, I think the hotel is still somewhat run-down, despite claimed renovations. In the room I stayed in, the sink produced a foul rotten smell when you turned on the tap. It was quite scary to think the tap water was contaminated. After some internet research and experimenting, I concluded that the drain is partially clogged such that build-up of bacteria produced the rotten smell when you run water through. Still, not a good feeling. The bath tub and the frig also had obvious wear-and-tear.
Then, the wi-fi sucks. It is "free", but it is not password protected and the coverage across the property is uneven. So, free means intermittent access.
Finally, the area really kinda suck. It is close to the 15 freeway, but there are so much noise, both in air and on the ground, it is rather difficult to sleep unless you crank up the AC and listen to that white noise from the AC.
Like I said, we stayed at Best Western Escondido just prior to coming here, and this place really pale in comparison, for having a PLUS designation.
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