I booked this place online, as had a short notice business trip, and other hotels in area already booked. The photos, name, and neighborhood area led me to believe that this was one of those bed-n-breakfast, restored, historic hotels. It certainly is not. This is one of those cheap, flophouse hotels in a Mickey Spillane novel; it lacked everything, included a working neon sign. The rooms were decorated (I say lightly) with a mismatch of used dorm-room and garage sale furniture. Most rooms had no overhead lights, or they didn't work, and the bedroom had only one small wallmount reading lamp for the whole room. The shower and sink faucets dripped constantly, causing water torture as I tried to sleep; single-pane, old windows let in all the street noise. The tiles in the bathroom floor were all broke and stuck to your bare feet (wear socks!). The rooms lacked phones, no drinking water glasses, and the TV was a desktop Visio monitor hooked to a UHF/VHF loop antenna. If I had been travelling with my wife or a family, I would have turned around, but I had paid earlier, so I was stuck. I felt like a divorced father, kicked out of my house, and living in a bachelor hotel from a bygone era. While you get what you pay for, there should always be some basic standards. Had the room come with a hooker for an extra $50, then the experience would have been complete. The place must only stay in business by catching unwary tourists for a single stay; can't see how anyone would recommend this place or ever return. The owners should close it, and then remodel and get it fixed up, before renting rooms. BEWARE!!!!
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