I only needed a room for the night, and this was convenient to the highway. Upon first entering, nothing jumped out at me as really 'wrong', but being in the hotel business, I've seen far nicer rooms. The carpet was a little worn in places, the wires to various appliances were all all over (though the attempt to stash them behind large furniture was made)...minor things. It was a $50 room, no big deal.
Then I started to take out my laptop and phone so I could plug them in - and was only able to find one outlet near the desk to use. I have a feeling the only reason it was free was that the refrigerator next to the desk was unplugged, otherwise it, too, would have been in use. Said refrigerator was kind of mildewy smelling, too.
The room had two telephones, neither of which worked. One was plugged into a jack whose wires were coming out of the wall and several were hand-twisted together with no sort of insulation around them. At least I had my cell phone.
The window of the room was a sliding one. The 'lock' was a metal bar that swiveled up and down to prevent it from being opened farther than an inch or two. It was broken in half, and no other locking mechanism was visible for the window.
There was a sleep number bed that worked - sort of. It inflated/deflated (if that's what all the hype is about, don't bother), but the display on the controller was broken, so I'll never know what my 'perfect number' is. Otherwise comfortable.
My room was at the VERY end of a hallway with two exit doors to the outside right by it. I thought, "Great! I can park right here and not have to trek through the lobby and down the hall!" Not so much. The outer doors had signs saying that they were for exit only, despite having key access modules next to them. Again, more inconvenience than anything, but annoying.
The couple 'being friendly to one another' was easily heard through the wall, but there's little that can be done about that.
The icing on the cake of this one-night stay was the argument that broke out in the hallway just outside my room AT THREE IN THE MORNING between an overnight manager and a gentleman who SWORE that the women (yes, plural) were, "...friends, not prostitutes." He was raving about having paid his 'rent' and didn't want to be kicked out, while the manager was raving about something to do with one of the women, not liking the gentleman and he had to go. At no time did either party seem to think that removing themselves from an area where people were presumably sleeping was a good idea.
The saying, "You get what you pay for," fits this place to a T.
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