I stayed from Thursday to Sunday in January. Needed a cheap place to stay to do some business so didn't spend alot of time in the room overall.
Over the course of that stay I never saw a cleaning cart or staff in the hallway. I never had my garbage emptied the entire length of my stay, and my towels were attended to only on Friday. My bed was never made (or the sheets changed) and no one cleaned the room overall. No replenishment of soaps.
At one point I needed to empty my garbage as the used food containers were starting to stink, I took it downstairs, interrupted a woman on the phone to show me where to dump my trash. She pointed to under a sink in the breakfast area. No offer to check on the cleanliness of my room.
Not used to the cool, damp weather, I turned on the heat a couple times and the machine was very loud. Although, I didn't hear people in other rooms, any time water ran for a shower, it was also noisy.
Dated decor...the carpet in my room is the famous dusty rose color you see from the all the hotels of the 80s. Had mismatched chairs. A dusty rose lazy boy recliner type and a modern brown faux leather. One bed. Worn lino in the bathroom. Bed was not comfortable.
Free breakfast, yes, but afew slices of bread, odd pastry and a couple choices for dry cereal are your options. Not appealing. Not sure why they bother.
My room was on the second level, so there is only stairs, no elevator. In the stairwell the window had all sorts of spiderwebs. A light was burnt out.
My fridge worked fine, didn't use the microwave and tv was ok. Free WiFi.
Lots of free, outdoor parking. McDonalds with new decor, along with a gas station are very close by. Across the highway was a White Spot (never tried).
Need a car as there are few transportation options to get around (ie. bus, taxi). Closest Starbucks is either in Sidney or off Oak Drive (either way a 20 min drive).
Had a coworker stay on the main level and she had even more issues with cleanliness. Fridge froze all her food, etc.
Overall depressing atmosphere and I had to lower my expectations of cleanliness. I managed because I was on my own and was too busy to figure out another solution during my stay. I paid around $80/night but still wonder if it was worth it. Could NOT imagine paying a cent more. Howard Johnson was booked but I think I would push to stay there next time.
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