Initial impressions of the Lakeview Motel were good. It is (as desribed) a 'vintage' motel and rather charming. The lady that greeted us was friendly and efficient and within a few minutes we were walking into a small, but perfectly acceptable motel room, with an attached kitchenette equipped with microwave and refrigerator,
The room was a little 'tired'. The windows didn't close properly, the decor has seen better days, the tiling and fixtures in the bathroom need work. But, everything was functional and I actually liked the 'laid back' attitude that the room exuded. as my wife and I sat outside and ate dinner at the picnic table outside our room, I was really enjoying the ambience.
Unfortunately, this changed when it came to bedtime. After showering, we pulled back the sheets on one of the beds to discover ...
Seriously, they had polyester/nylon sheets ... and they were everybit as uncomfortable as you would expect them to be!
It was such a shame. For the sake of a few extra bucks to provide good cotton sheets (and a little more energy washing and drying them) they have destroyed the general atmosphere of cool, vintage roadside accomodation.
So, I can't recommend the Lakeview Motel. It may be charmingly down-at-heel, but with the 'cheap' bedding supplied, it's not going to be conducive to a good nights sleep.