My apologies... I stayed Thanksgiving eve 2013, and am just doing the review now... Overall, with only 2 issues, I was quite content with my stay and would recommend this motel to the thrifty budget conscious traveler. Those for whom ambience and amenities are necessities, STOP reading this review... there is no ambience and there are no amenities... Yet, for a relatively economical price, you get a clean decent sized room with extended stay capabilities: fridge, stove, cupboard, dishes, etc. In fact, the nice sign outside advertises "extended stay" and I rather suspect ownership would like to cater to that trade, but does accommodate single-nighters and so forth, as they did me. Now, this place is very much a "work in progress;" a small motel of maybe 15 units or so, it has been here for years.. Decades.. Maybe back to '50s/60s... I met the owner, a lady very much in the entrepreneurial spirit, who has changed the name and is engaged in extensive renovations. And here is the first negative - not a biggee for me. The motel is shaped in an inverted "L" with a separate main building in the left open area... It is being renovated with open baseboard front showing, chewed up front yard with a few construction vehicles scattered around... Hmmm.. Did I mention ambience, earlier? Lol... So, if that's a necessity for you, move on... The room itself was very clean, quite warm (yes, we had a lot of snow), and for me - very important - one of the most comfortable beds I've slept in for years! Rm 111 ... I am a local by the way, and can assure you that despite its rough appearance, you are situated in one of the safest areas in the Buffalo metro area... Clarence is an affluent suburb with roots going back to rural German immigrants in early-mid-late 1800s... Now, the social register runs the gamut from farming, working class, lower-upper middle class and includes teachers, doctors, lawyers, sports celebrities, etc. There is a New York State troopers station mile and a half down Main St. And a Erie County Sheriff's Office another mile down in the town park... There are several 24-7 convenient stores and do-nut shops within a half-mile radius. AND 4-5 minute drive due west on Main intersects with major drag - Transit Road - which has several miles of big box stores and malls... The location is GREAT.. everything you could want pretty much,... Now, about those night lights... Lol.. At night driving by, the night lighting unfortunately has a slightly Bates Motel creepy look,,, put in some colored lights - mix up the colors - make it more festive - dress the old girl up..
Finally, my major most serious criticism is the cable TV: for a short term one night or so, well,, so what right? But for extended stay people, having only about 20 channels, most of which are shopping or religious is a definite red flag, although I did manage to catch the Thanksgiving flying turkey re-run episode of WKRP in Cincinnati. For sure, I would book again for short term, but for extended stay, the bottom tier cable package or whatever it is, could well be a deal breaker, unless I had a lot to keep occupied otherwise. I would upgrade that cable package and make it a bit more attractive.
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