Best value ever. AAA rates, free wi-fi, free FULL breakfast (more on that in a minute), free in-room fridge (and not just a tiny sliver of a pressure-sensitive mini-bar), in-room safe, iron & ironing board, alarm clock w/iPod hook-up, HBO & Showtime, and great shower products by Lather (they have shampoo AND conditioner + lotion, in biodegradable bottles). They have an adjustable massaging showerhead, and the room and bathroom are clean, with plenty of outlets and workspace. They also provide free use of computers & printers in the lobby for printing out boarding passes. The entire place is also gated, with the exception of the main entrance -- though some guests do temporarily prop the gate open with a rock -- so there is a sense of security. The breakfast is always well-stocked, all the way up until the end, and includes french toast, bacon, scrambled eggs, bagels & toast (you toast) w/cream cheese & jam, danishes, cold cereals & granola, yogurt, oatmeal, and fruit, plus orange juice and apple juice, soy milk, milk, coffee, and tea, and they recently added salsa, white rice, kimchee, miso soup, and nori -- undoubtedly in response to feedback. Comfortable beds, quiet location. I love this place; at this price, it's worth staying here instead of with my parents when I visit the area.
One potential negative is for people who have heavy luggage -- they have no elevators, so you'll have to ask for a room on the first floor. However, if you do, be prepared to deal with Harry Heavyfoot in the room above you. I always prefer to be on the second floor, for that reason.
The only problem I had was with the occasional inconsiderate jerks (and/or their rugrats) who would go parading past the door either conversing loudly or otherwise forgetting that there were other people around them, but the irritation did not last long and that's the fault of the other guests, not the hotel. The good thing is that the windows face out toward the parking lot (so you can check on your car), and not toward the hallway, so the hallway noise is comparable to a typical hotel.
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