I chose this hotel hastily because of the good price and free breakfast (darn you, stomach!) I had read a few positive reviews about immaculately clean, refurbished rooms. I guess the room I got must have been one of the bad ones. It sounds like some of them have been renovated and are in better shape than others. There are some positive elements to my tale, and it begins with one of them: the young man working at the front desk, who was so very nice and friendly, who probably would have been happy to help me get a better room if I had thought to ask in my road-weary brain fog. I knew the room would be nothing fancy, but hey, it was a great price---right? Upon entering, I was greeted with shades of green I wouldn't normally consider putting together, but hey, who's being an art critic? ... The furniture was nice, and temporarily averted my attention from the unvacuumed carpet, exposed smoke alarm, oddly hanging cords, and stained comforter on the bed--- which was almost immediately apparent and hard to ignore that it was stained in more than a few places. Pause while I shudder at the memory. I pulled the comfortor back to reveal a stiff, yellowish spot on the blanket beneath. I didn't allow my mind to make guesses about what it could be. All in all, aside from the furniture, it was in pretty bad need of refurbishing-- there was a gap between the wall and the floor congregated by the desicated bodies of dead beetles, and the old heater did little to warm the drafty room, even turned up. It was so cold that I had trouble sleeping. There was another AC unit with temperature control, but it didn't seem to work; it offered no warmth. Eventually I fell asleep after I put my coat on and got back under the questionable covers. There were so many things in my room that were dirty--- the mirrors, floor, greasy smudges and smears on fixtures like the lamp, remote controls, and light switches, the dingy loveseat where I placed my suitcase. I noticed an old hairtie beside the bed that hadn't been picked up. As for the bathroom, it also didn't appear very clean, and for the first time in a hotel room, I felt the need to put toilet paper on the seat before I used it. You may think I'm exaggerating, but you weren't there to see it; and I hope, for your own sake, you won't be in the future. At least the towels were clean, if with a few strange hairs stuck to them that were not my own. Another positive point: I did like that you could adjust the water pressure in the shower, as another guest wrote in a review. One thing that was also sort of strange and maybe cannot be helped was that the floor was very lumpy and uneven throughout the room--- tree roots, perhaps? Now, allow me to say that while I can deal with shabbiness, but at the very least, I expect a hotel room to be clean. I know I am not being dainty or unduly demanding for expecting that. The breakfast was very good though, and a pleasant end to an uncomfortable stay. The people in the cafe were also very nice. I'm sorry to give a poor review overall, but I wouldn't want anyone else to have the stay that I did.
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