Stayed here for a couple nights towards the end of June. I had flown to Texas to visit my son who is stationed at Ft Hood and we headed out to see some sights of TX over the weekend. Being the hotel offered basically a small 2 bedroom apartment, it worked well for our needs. Definately needed updating - the microwave was an original...just like one I had purchased 34 years ago. Originally I had planned to cook dinner for us - and luckily I was too tired at night from sightseeing all day - the first night we brought in takeout only to find there weren't any dinner sized plates.
I really enjoyed the grounds and we were on the back side of the property and it was very quiet. The cocktail hour they offer is nice. People were enjoying the pool, although we never made it out there. The area that it is located in isn't the greatest. Not far from the Greyhound station, across the street from a shopping mall that appears to have failed, and next door to a strip club (glad I looked up their menu online before my son and I walked in there).
I would stay there again, especially if the rooms were updated - even at a higher price. The only big complaint I had was one of the staff members. Reading another review here from April, the reviewer mentions breakfast and something to the effect of someone telling you what to do. In our case, we were enjoying breakfast and a gentleman went to refill his plate at the buffet (there were no large plates out). A woman who works there started yelling at him and saying he needed to use a fresh plate. She was loud and unprofessional. She finally opens a cupboard door and hands the man a fresh plate - but still didn't put any out for other guests. A couple of minutes later, another man goes to the buffet and he opens the cupboard to get a clean plate and the same woman yells at him because he's not suppose to be in there. It really ruined the atmosphere in the nice little area they have for breakfast and you couldn't help but feel bad for the two men that were yelled at.
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- Also Known As:
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