I wasn't sure whether to give this two stars or three. It has been a while since I stayed at a budget motel, and I want to fairly compare it to other accomodations in the same price range.
This was pretty much the least expensive motel available. We took two rooms for four people: A room and a "suite". The guy who checked us in was a bit of a character. We asked for two keys to each room and he couldn't or wouldn't give us two keys. In fact, he seemed reluctant to give us one key and kept saying he would let us in. However, he did give us one key to each room and even volunteered to show us the rooms before we checked in. We paid $80 for the room and $90 for the "suite".
I was staying in the "suite". It had two double beds with a divider between them and a separate area with a sofa. The sofa was a convertible bed but we did not have anyone sleep on it. On the positive side, the room was freshly painted, and the vinyl floor in the bathroom was newish. The drapes also seemed fairly new although one had an odd stain near the bottom. There was also a kitchen with a small fridge that worked well and a stove which we did not use. The bedspreads appeared clean and were in good shape, as did the sheets and pillows. My bed was comfortable. There was an in wall air conditioner which worked well. On the negative side, all of the tables, headboards, etc were really beat up looking. One of the bedside tables was missing a door. The kitchen cabinets had some graffiti on the inside. One of our window screens was missing and another was torn. Also there were a few odd things about the room layout. For example the rod to hang your clothes was over the TV (which was large but we never turned on).
All in all, it was okay, and we slept well, even though it is not located in a quiet neighborhood. However, in the morning there was a problem with the plumbing. My brother in law was finishing his shower in the other room, when some black sludge starting coming up from the drain. I didn't even try to shower in our room. I don't know if they have lots of plumbing issues or if this was an isolated incident, and I will say that the manager apologized for the problem when I turned in my key, even though I had never personally complained about it.
We were visiting family in the area and this was pretty much the cheapest motel nearby. I felt the management was trying, but this place does have some issues.
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