This is a 1950's style roadside motel right in the middle of town. Renovations including flowers and a nice paint job clean it up as well as a flat screen tv, fridge and microwave. Easy walking distance to stores/DQ and old town. Less than a mile walk or drive to the beach. However no AC (common on the coast) minimal ventilation and plenty of trucks on the road.
It appears someone painted and decorated this older motel a few years ago and did a very nice job. My room #8 had a nice light blue paint scheme with appropriate beach style decorations, a couch, table and chairs. The exterior has plants and flowers and appears to be well cared for. The two queen beds were soft and comfortable and I was pleased to see that my room bordered a storage area and the maids office so no direct neighbors. Having a coffee maker, microwave and fridge as well as it's down town location made it very convenient for my stay. The room and linens appeared clean.
When I first entered the room I noted a musty old shower smell. I was fortunate to have a window but it opened into a alley full of trash cans and the view of our neighboring room's wall. Once I got the windows open the odor dissipated but old buildings have ventilation issues. Also while I don't doubt an outlet or two was added during the renovation every outlet was filled, so much so that the alarm clock was plugged in on the table, not between the beds on the night stand. I had to decide what I didn't need to charge my cell phone or blow dry my hair. Dark window coverings have been added but there are no control rods or strings to open and close them so you have to jerk the drapes back and forth to move it. The room was pretty clean but there were cobwebs on the bathroom window and ceiling vent. The trailer court near by was a bit gritty. I felt the $100 a night I was charged was a bit high for the location.
I know the coast is normally cool but always muggy. I saw that many of the patrons left their door open for hours after arriving to get some ventilation adding to the already significant noise of the main road and logging trucks. I had trouble sleeping two of the three nights here due to the heat and leaving the window open, which made the traffic especially the late and early morning trucks an issue. The one morning I could sleep in a bit the maids did a great job of getting in and out of my room while I went next door for breakfast but then ruined my nap by hanging outside my door, talking loudly to each other and on phones while smoking until about 1 pm. I tried closing my windows to avoid the smoke but then it was stifling. I even went outside to stare them down but I was ignored.
Additionally the renovation was not a full one so the bathroom is very tiny, almost too small to change in if needed and the floor had peeled up at one point, and been calked down with large quantities of white silicone. The shower rod had been pulled out of the wall at some point and replaced with a straight one without fixing the holes in the wall or repainting.
Ceiling fans and a power strip would have made my stay more comfortable.
Overall if I wanted to be downtown rather than one of the hotels with a view and if the price was right I would stay again, but not in the summer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small family owned boutique motel located along highway 101 in Bandon Oregon. Each room is unique. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- La Kris Hotel Bandon
- La Kris Motel