We did this to ourselves; waiting until the day of to book a hotel in Carmel on a Saturday during the height of the tourism season. But still. $300 for a tired, half-renovated Best Western with questionable housekeeping is insane.
This is a 1960s-1970s era motel complete with a vintage thermostat my millenial girlfriend wasn't even sure how to operate, and vintage, square recessed light fixtures. It even has one of those fun heat lamps on a timer in the bathroom. You can see the old caulk lines on the tub from where they removed the old school frosted glass sliding shower doors. Think "lipstick on a pig." It is updated, however, with more modern furniture, carpeting, drapes, etc., granite in the bathroom. They tried.Speaking of the bathroom, however, there were several coarse hairs on the bathroom floor and in the tub. Breakfast is bad coffee, powdered eggs, sausage, cereal, fruit, yogurt, etc.
None of this would have bothered me at a lower price point, it is a two-star hotel after all. But at $300, this experience was infuriating. less