Stayed here for one night on June 13. Was accompanying my son to an internship at Disney, and looking to spend as little money as possible. I didn't expect anything other than a night's sleep, so thought this place would work just fine given the sub-$40 total price for the evening.
On the plus side, we were allowed to check-in about an hour early, and could walk to "Universal City Walk" for dinner and browsing. The room itself, while obviously old, looked inviting enough, and the beds were comfortable.
BUT, had it been a very hot evening, we'd have gotten no sleep at all. The air conditioner was so loud, there could have been a nuclear holocaust in the parking lot, and we wouldn't have known. And it was impossible to get used to because just when you thought you had adapted to it, it would suddenly get louder, then go back to just being loud. We had to turn it to fan mode, which was considerably quieter, but did not keep the room very cool or dry. Fortunately for us, the night wasn't terribly hot and humid, so we could tolerate it. Additionally, there was a floor lamp hooked to a wall-switched outlet, and when you turned the switch off, the CFL bulb in the lamp continued to flicker. Had to hit the switch on the lamp to get if off completely. And, the two-unit wall lamp between the beds worked unpredictably. Hitting the switch on that would randomly do nothing or turn on one or both lamps, but not in any sequence. And, we were never quite sure the toilet was going to flush. And, the deadbolt didn't work on the door. And finally, the shower in the tiny bathroom worked ok, but the water continued to fun from the tub faucet when the shower was on.
This is definitely not a vacation destination if you like your accommodations to contribute to the vacation enjoyment, but most won't expect it to be given the cost. However, if you figure you're simply paying for a place to sleep, you might not get that either. I would not consider staying here again, even if they were giving the rooms away.
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