I stayed here on the night of 10/7/13 in Rm. 151. The room was booked for me for a business trip. I noticed the bad reviews AFTER the room was booked and dreaded what I'd find.
The hotel exterior is pretty old, but that's okay. The lobby looked fairly nice, check in was quick, and the front desk staff were friendly and efficient.
My first look into the room I thought everything looked okay, and was relieved, based upon the reviews. As I was getting settled in the room, I noticed lots of un-vacuumed "stuff" - a few steps inside the front door, under the sink vanity, under the business desk, and between the bed and the nightstand (see pic). The bed and pillows were comfortable, and the sheets looked a little wrinkled (see below), but didn't think much of it at the time.
No trouble with parking, but the hotel is off an odd frontage road. If you're passing from East to West, its probably easy to get in and out of the property, but not West to East, or about the town of Midland itself.
Breakfast wasn't that great - individually packaged pastries, some fruit, hardboiled eggs, juice, (stale) biscuits and gravy, cereal, and make-your-own waffles.
After breakfast, anticipating another night's stay, I called the front desk and asked them to have housekeeping vacuum thoroughly. I also placed the hotel card on the pillows, indicating that I want my linens changed, which they don't do unless requested to conserve water and energy.
My client cancelled my expected 2nd night to send me elsewhere, and I had to return to pack and check out just before the checkout deadline. Housekeeping had come by, but the requested vacuuming had not been done. Also, the bed was made, but the sheets were not changed as I requested. How do I know? Upon a hunch (the wrinkled sheets I mentioned), I placed a very discreet dot on the sheets in a specific place in pencil (can be washed out). Checking the sheets - that small, faint dot was still there, telling me the sheets were not changed! So, if you're in this room after me, you probably don't have clean sheets, and I'm not confident I had clean sheets myself!
Internet worked well, and the room was spacious. A/C didn't cool well, and would only work on the Auto setting. Flat screen TVs are in the room, and I liked that the TV had satellite vs. cable - I like being able to see a program schedule at a glance and select from there, however, there weren't many channels - less than 40. Water in the shower was hot and had good pressure, but the shower head was set very low - like for someone 5' tall.
I'll try somewhere else next time I'm in Midland.
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