The first thing I should say is that when I stay at a Travelodge I do not expect much because I am fully aware that they are an inexpensive chain. This hotel has just changed to a Howard Johnson, so maybe it will be better eventually. We have stayed here three times for Tech football games because of the low price we got by booking far in advance, but we are going to find somewhere else next time. I cancelled our reservations for the last games because it is better to spend more and stay somewhere else. First, the pros- the hotel is either fairly new or remodeled and it is clean and the rooms and fairly large and pretty quiet. It has nice water pressure in the shower. The wi-fi is nice and fast. The staff is friendly and do seem concerned when you report a problem. Now, the cons- the staff, while friendly, do not care if you have a problem, they just write it on notebook paper and say they will tell someone, the beds are awful, absolutely the worst we have had in a hotel. They are as hard as a board, I would have been just as comfortable on the floor. And the sheets are paper thin and too small for the bed. You can literally watch the TV through the sheets. And they kept coming off, exposing the nasty mattress pad with pubic hairs on it, ugh!!IT was bad enough that we didn't sleep and that is why we will stay somewhere else next time. The furniture was very flimsy and already breaking. The breakfast area was chaotic, and was only staffed by the front desk person when she had a chance to check on it, and it was messy and dirty. The breakfast isn't important to me, but if it is for you, you can find much better elsewhere. It is supposed to be no smoking but someone was smoking somewhere and there was a strong smell in the hall. With a few improvements this would be a decent inexpensive place to stay. If they were to get better beds, or at least better sheets, we would probably stay there again. But there are many low priced hotels in Lubbock that are nicer than this one for the same price range, so until then, we will find a different place to stay. I am hopeful that they may try to solve the problems and if they do, I will try again because of the low price. If you stay in the summer and a pool is important, this isn't the place for you. The pool is the tiniest I have ever seen.
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