Hmmm...I think the whole experience can best be summed up in one word: SCARY! Yes, from the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were SCARED! This place has got to be in one of the WORST areas of Denver ever! The moment you get off the freeway, you get this god awful, dreadful feeling that you have gotten lost in a bad part of town. Only you haven't because you inputted the address into the GPS and indeed, the GPS got you there. But the first thing you notice that is wrong is that this is supposed to be a Travelodge, yet the signage in front of the lobby says Super 8. In fact, other than the big, BIG sign you can see from the freeway, pretty much everything else on the property still said Super 8. Then, the thing that REALLY freaked me out was when I entered the lobby and was greeted with a receptionist separated from me by a glass window stretching from the counter to the ceiling! Wait! This is a hotel, right? Not a bank. Oh. Unless, of course, the thugs in the area think they are all pretty much the same. But just the whole idea of exchanging money through a little drawer in the glass for a hotel reservation and not a bank transaction gave me the creeps. OK. So, because we had spent a good part of the night finding a good Chinese restaurant in Denver, we arrived rather late, and as such, most of the rooms were already distributed. The one we got was upstairs, far, FAR away from where we had parked in the lobby. OK. So we decided to move the car to where our room was, only to find that going one direction you run into a block and so you have no choice but to go via the other side. On the other side, there were masses of people outside, all of which were either drug dealers, gangsters, or hookers. Once we got to our room, we realized the lock was very loose because someone had tried to destroy it once upon a time. That was not very comforting. So in we wheeled all our stuff and then parked the car in front of the lobby, where at least there were still lights and it was somewhat away from the crowd. Hopefully, if anything were to happen, at least the receptionist would see it. But both nights we were there, there were sirens, police cars, police coming up and down the stairs knocking on people's doors. Yeah, apparently, we later found out that our neighbor had been arrested. In the morning, when we tried to get breakfast, the "crowd" was already there, so naturally, we said "No thanks." Upon check out, the place was once again surrounded by police cars, as we saw police handcuffing people and escorting them away. Man, after we left that place, I was still somewhat shaking. So please, please, please. For your own safety, DO NOT STAY HERE!
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- Also Known As:
- Super 8 Motel - Aurora Denver Area Hotel Aurora
- Super 8 Aurora
- Super Eight Aurora
- Aurora Super 8
- Aurora Super Eight