This is definitely a diamond, while not in the rough, perhaps with a gentle polish. The rates cannot be beat, and it is in a primo location, by the mall with the boots, the airport, close to Trinity ... more
This is definitely a diamond, while not in the rough, perhaps with a gentle polish. The rates cannot be beat, and it is in a primo location, by the mall with the boots, the airport, close to Trinity (where I need to be)...WalMart, TJMaxx..important stuff like that.
While the rooms are perhaps a little tired and not quite as clean as could be (though non-smoking I detected a slight whiff of tobacco residue, walls & doors were scuffed, tub had a chip out!, and just generally could have been scrubbed up a bit), I was happy with the friendly desk folks, the cleaning staff with whom I did Not have to pull out my nonexistent/menu Spanish, and the willingness to help me out. For example, did I have enough coffee? Did I want to change rooms (the TV/refrigerator cabinet was broken), was I happy with the location? One day I was late for breakfast...the desk lady asked me if I wanted her to go see if anything hot was still available.
Shortcomings - other than the slight tiredness of the rooms, which I'm happy to overlook when paying half what LQ (my usual) would charge:
- kinda sad towels. Funny because sometimes you'll get a decent one, then one which looks dirty (I think(hope) it's just stained, but that goes directly on the floor. Really thin, Motel 6 quality. Then plush, decent ones (which I go into the bathroom to find my daughter has used up). Maybe they are replacing them as they go.
- Fake half n half. One of my pet peeves, but I cannot stand Coffee Mate/creamer. Not only does it taste bad, but it is flat out bad for your health! Hydrogenated oils, man!!! And, none is available outside of breakfast hours.
-Also be aware there is no elevator. There are only two floors, but it has been an issue for me with my wonky back, and my inability to admit any weakness!!!
But nice things?
-Lobby is locked after hours. And really locked. Desk person stops any odd person who might gain access.
-Mentioned pleasant cleaning staff.
-Lovely location - literally 2 minutes from the mall and airport, if that's your thing.
-Hot, cooked to order breakfast - way beyond usual waffles and biscuits and gravy at other joints.
-Shuttle from airport
-Internet actually works
This is not absolute luxury. You could pay for that elsewhere. But if you don't want to waste money, you want to make sure you don't get cooties, and want a safe area with a nice room, I wholeheartedly recommend the Posada Ana Inn!! less