The sign for the Shilo Inn was bigger than the hotel, leaving us looking around for the structure that seemed as if it should be where empty sky was. But for a budget motel, it was better than most.
Our introduction at the front desk was very friendly and accomodating, and gave a very pleasant sense of the place. For hotel operators, I can't stress enough that a sincerely helpful and cooperative person up front makes up for a lot of evils. Try it. The Shilo Inn did, and everything that followed was that much more enjoyable.
The room was generally nice, clean and modern. There were three drawbacks, one significant and two a bit picky. The first picky issue was the lack of a lamp on the desk, particularly one with a plug for the computer. The second was the lack of conditioner along with shampoo, and I was told that they had run out and were waiting for a delivery. I was there 4 days and no conditioner ever materialized. Also, when the first shampoo ran out, I had to run down to the desk to get another.
The bigger issue is the bathroom itself, so small that it was nearly impossible to close the door. If you're large or have limited mobility, there's no chance you can manage it. The sink was outside, but the door swing almost hit the toilet. When I say it was small, I mean, small.
The continental breakfast was very skimpy, consisting of cereal and prepackaged industrial pastry. The coffee was good, though one morning I had to wake up the night clerk a half hour after breakfast was supposed to start because she was asleep in the office and hadn't made coffee yet. She was a bit embarrassed, and very friendly, for someone who was just awoken from a deep sleep.
Still, we had a good feeling about the place all along, mostly from our initial treatment by Jason at the front desk. His pleasant and helpful demeaner really set the tone for the stay, and made everything else more palatable. Had we been greeted by a jerk, it would not likely have gone nearly as well.
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