Christmas Eve. I was down from Portland to spend time with my daughter's family.
As I drove in, I noticed very few cars in the lot.
Not at all crowded.
I checked in, was given the pass key to "my" room.
As I approached the door, I noticed a Do Not Disturb door-hanger.
Hmm, I thought. Maids must have left it.
I put my card in the key lock opened the door and a guy in bed jumped up and said "What?"
I backed out, apologizing and returned to the front desk.
"I'd like a room that is not already occupied."
Some fussing with the computer, a mumbled "... computer problem" and profuse apologies.
I ws handed the card key to another room ("Up-grade for you because of the problem").
I entered room #2 which was ice cold.
"That's OK -- just keeping energy costs down". Moved my things in and went to turn on the lights beside the bed.
I walk back over to the front desk and the attendant said she'd be over with new bulbs.
I pulled the chair away from the wall to see if there was a plug not plugged in.
Interesting. A cracked and partially open outlet cover.
The bulbs didn't solve the problem, so into the third room I went.
Overall, this motel presents as worn and tired and not well-maintained. The heater control knob was broken -- I got it turned on, but never figured out how to set it to maintain a standard temperature, so it kept running off and on all night.
The clerk kept apologizing to me for the problem with the guy in the first room, but I kept suggesting that maybe she out to check him out -- maybe he had a coronary or something with a stranger coming into his room.
I think that these old motels close to the University have little incentive to up-date their appearance and attend to customer's needs.
I did make sure that the bolt on my door was used and when I awoke early the next morning I didn't even bother to use the shower -- I just left and headed north.
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