I should have questioned things from the beginning, but there were no vacancies anywhere else in the area by the time I booked this room. First off, the advertised price of the room (no matter which site you booked from) was somewhere in the $85 range, but the total for the room was over $122. THIS WAS NOT A $122 ROOM!! That seems excessive for applicable taxes but like I said, I didn't have any choice since I waited too long to book a room in this particular location. I also wasn't too worried about the price since there was an indoor pool and breakfast. It's always nice to unwind and take a swim (and hottub) since the reason for the visit was to take my granddaughter to see her mother at the local prison, which is always stressful in itself. Breakfast for three, even at McDonald's is always over $20, so I always factor the free breakfast (and the time and convenience of it) into the price of a room, but this time it was definitely NOT a value. The property itself is older, which is NEVER a problem, but regardless of age, dirt is NOT welcome and this property and the room we stayed in was not clean. The grime on public areas (the pool/hottub room, floor tile, bathroom in pool/hottub room, and corners and sides of common carpeted areas, as well as walls and railings) was evident and unsightly. There was a really weird odor to the room that we could tell was coming from the lamp by the window so my boyfriend turned it off and removed the bulb at which time we could tell something was sprayed on the bulb to make the room smell better (jimmy rigged Scentsy?) The shower wasn't entirely clean so no bath for the granddaughter. The corners of the room were dirty as well as bathroom corners and cobwebs behind vent cover that was coming off of bathroom wall. We are morning coffee drinkers but the mini coffee maker in the room was missing a part (where you put the grounds, kind of important) so no coffee in the room....no problem, we'll just go down to the breakfast room. It was 8:30, so there should have been plenty (I didn't see a sign that said once items are depleted there will be no more until the next morning), but not only was there no coffee, but there was no juice, no eggs, no sausage, no waffle batter and no butter. There were some 1/2 muffins and bagel stragglers and cold cereal so that's what we made do with. We thought we'd just go to the lobby for coffee, but that was a no-go also; there was a little coffee, but it was cold. The pool has a cabin like atmosphere since there is wood paneling from ceiling and down the walls. Smells funky but who cares when you want to swim, right? There was a bathroom there also, which I'd not seen before in other hotels so I thought that was cool, until I walked in! FILTHY! But we swam (water was cold!) and hot tubbed and all was good with that. The next morning we went to swim and the pool was draining!! DRAINING at 9 am!! WHAT? No towels whatsoever, so I was glad I brought my own, but the other people in the hot tub had none and neither did my boyfriend or the other girl that came to wade in the pool. An attendant did bring a towel for my boyfriend since he heard the another girl ask for one (he came separate from us) and saw the pool draining and did a double take, like he didn't know what was going on either. As long as I'm complaining, I should note that the parking lot is cramped and like any other hotel, was full at nights' end, but there was at least one broken down car (with flats) taking up a space that should have been towed out of there. I would like to say that any one or two of these things alone wouldn't have been a deal breaker, but come one....coffee in the morning at the very least, especially for $122!!
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