The automation was no real problem for me - checking in was easy. The cabin was small, but functional, clean and comfortable. Checkout had one awkward moment where it took my card and then said it didn't know who I was - ended up not being a problem.
The one real problem I had was storing my luggage on the last day. The little robot only works on cash. I don't carry cash, and I don't carry a way to acquire cash. I realize this might put me a little ouf-of-step with normal, but hey, I think I'm just ahead, and shouldn't an automated hotel be ahead with me? If it can't take a credit card it would be nice if it could add the $2 to my bill. Honestly, I wasn't fussed about the $2 cost, but really out of luck in terms of not having cash to offer. None of the staff had any alternative and didn't seem too concerned that this meant I'd have to lug my luggage around all day - consensus seemed to be that it was my problem.
So, at the end of the day, I'd say this is an ok place to stay, but you better not run afoul of whatever they consider 'normal' to be, because that probably isn't going to get you a useful response. And, if you want to store your luggage, you had better have $2 in cash.More
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