The moment I entered the lobby, I was overcome by a strong wave of Indian food smell, heavy on the curry. I momentarily considered not registering, but it was past the time when I could cancel without paying. Besides I figured it would be an overreaction. The small had to be confined to the lobby, right?
Upon getting back in the car to drive to the rear of the hotel, my wife, who had been waiting in the car, commented that I smelled like an Indian food restaurant! When we entered the back stairway of the hotel we encountered another wave of curry aroma. Surprisingly, it dissipated only slightly on the climb to the third floor. Fortunately, it did not penetrate into our room, except for what we brought in on our clothes.
The room was average and dated with popcorn ceilings. The TV and remote were not programmed to all the available channels so we had to manually punch channel numbers into the remote to get some channels. The coffee maker was in the bathroom and took up most of what little counter space there was.
The breakfast was a big disappointment. We were pleasantly surprised that the curry odor has mostly dissipated by morning since the breakfast room was almost directly over the lobby. However, the breakfast room was about 85 degrees and the manager was just beginning to set out breakfast at the 630 am start time. To escape the hot room, we ventured out the back steps to the pool. The neglected courtyard was in need of some TLC and was not very inviting, but the pool appeared clean. Allowing 10 minutes for the coffee to brew, we returned to the breakfast room, but decided not to stay for breakfast because the temperature was still uncomfortably warm. We also decided to cancel our plans to stay another night and instead chose the Days Inn across the street, which turned out to be considerably better.
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