I want to first say I am so ashamed of the other reviews of this motel. When I saw 1 star ratings and reviews of how it is in a dangerous part of town and such, I was afraid to put in a reservation until I looked at the property. These people portrayed it as the Bates Motel. Me and my family stayed here last night and all I can say to those reviewers is "SHAME ON YOU!!!"
Me and my wife discussed this and I feel the reason these people put these comments were because of racial motivation, I am embarrassed to say. I am Caucasian and my wife is half-Asian, and we did not feel in ANY way uncomfortable staying in this area. The local Walmart is about 5-6 miles east of the property on the main road and we had no problems in our shopping experience. Yes, there was a few people walking on the street, but big deal!!
OK, now for the motel review. I liked the property because it was converted from possibly a Ramada Inn (based on logo on trash cans) so you enter your room from the inside vs. the outside like other value priced motels I have stayed at before. Therefore, safety was even more enhanced in my view. The sign for the property is one of those letter-board signs with the flashing lights... that's how I missed it the first time by. It is directly next to the Key West Inn.s The lobby is elegant and Miss Gilda was SO PROFESSIONAL!!! She greeted us as we entered the door and even recommended us to local restaurants if we were hungry. I felt like I was at the Marriott or Hilton!!!!! The price for the room was very good at $45 (tax included) for a double bed room. Use www.bookings.com to get the best room value for the property. The room was very clean, has small refrigerator, microwave, cable TV, small hair dryer, and an outside pool. They also have meeting rooms. Vending machines are also available. It tickled me how they had a sign going from the lobby to the hallway stating you were entering a "Quiet Zone". :-)
The only negatives would be VERY VERY MINOR. The hallway carpet has some noticeable repairs and it is obviously a little dated in the style, but this does not cross my mind because I do not stay in luxury hotels. Yes, the elevator is out of order, but we all need exercise anyway. :-)
Compared to the prices I was seeing to other properties in the area, this one is the BEST value for the money. When you come in, ask about Miss Gilda... she will make your day! :-)
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