Wanted a clean inexpensive room for a quick night in Oakland. Had plans for dinner in the Piedmont area so the Westwind seemed like a good budget choice. I had called well in advance to reserve two non smoking rooms as we were traveling with friends. They do not take a credit card number, just a name for the reservation. I called to confirm the rooms the morning of our arrival. I also wanted to let the front desk know that our flight arrived in Oakland at 5:30pm so we might not be there until 7pm or so.
When we arrived, the man at the front desk was very nice. He explained that they had some electrical problem in one of the non smoking rooms reserved for us so we would have to have a smoking room. Our friends offered to stay in the smoking room. I never entered the room, but apparently the smoke was bad,
Our room was a non smoking King. It had a weird odor (not smoke, but something else). There was a broken sconce above the bed. I don't mean a burned our light bulb, I mean a jagged piece of glass with a light bulb poking through. The bathroom door had no latch and would not stay closed. The wood was actually missing where the latch would normally be on the door. There was mold/mildew all over the bathroom wall and the cheap plastic shower curtain was also full of mold/mildew.
The toilet was clean. Other than the moldy shower curtain, the shower was clean. The bedsheets smelled of bleach (clean). We were able to get a reasonable nights sleep.
Seems like a trip to home depot and $10 could make a world of diffence in this place. Fix the sconce, change the shower curtain, paint the bathroom wall and fix the door.
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