First of all, shame on United Airlines for putting up stranded passengers at a motel in the middle of nowhere, 15 miles from the airport. But that's not the motel's fault. It has its own problems.
Problem #1: if I were a woman travelling alone, I would feel extremely unsafe there, especially at night. The motel has three floors, and there are lots of blind corners, stairwells, etc. It's also in the middle of nowhere, and of course there's only one person on duty.
Problem #2: Did I menton it's in the middle of nowhere? There is nothing -- no food, drink or anything else -- for blocks and blocks around. There are a couple of vending machines, so I was able to buy a disposable toothbrush that kept coming apart in my hand. Woo-hoo.
On the positive side, the front-desk guy was friendly and helpful. The room was adequate. The bathroom was clean, and the sheets didn't appear to be dirty, though the carpet was.
Oh, and one more thing: dial-up Internet access. Dial-up?! I didn't know anyone used dial-up anymore. I don't even know what my provider's 800 number is.
Bottom line: if all you have to spend is $45 a night, I guess you don't have many other options. But this is not a place for women travelling solo or for families.
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