Pleasant Remodeling of an Older Property
28/07/2019 Abbot71, Reno, Nevada
Stayed one night. Paid extra for a balcony room and got room 306 (top floor 2 queens overlooking outdoor pool, no connecting room door, nice size slightly larger than many I've stayed in with a couch,... more
Stayed one night. Paid extra for a balcony room and got room 306 (top floor 2 queens overlooking outdoor pool, no connecting room door, nice size slightly larger than many I've stayed in with a couch, footstool on rollers, and a desk chair). Very pleasant colors and tasteful decorations in what appears to be a fairly recent remodeling. Bed was comfy with at least 7 pillows! Wifi free and fast.
All balcony rooms are not alike. The corner rooms have a private balcony...while others (like 306) share a balcony with the next door room (and a tiny divider bar) which lack privacy.
Coffeemakers are single cup tray type, not great quality. A nice mini refrigerator and microwave were included in the room along with complimentary breakfast. The breakfast area was quite crowded but they wisely offered a second seating area across the hall. Decent but not spectacular array of hot and cold choices. Local Corvallis newspaper provided in the lobby which I really appreciated.
A musty smell was in the 3rd floor hallway and a different musty smell (less pervasive) was in the room. Fortunately the filters on the A/C appeared clean so running the A/C unit on "fan only" all night kept the room reasonable fresh.
The hotel is situated near 9th street, so expect road noise if sitting on the balcony. We had a nice "sliver" of a view of Mary's Peak at sunset from the top floor. The surrounding properties are hotels, businesses, or a lumber yard so not a dream location. It is directly across the street, however, from Pastini Pastaria, a moderately priced and very nice Italian restaurant (some outdoor seating too!).
There is only one elevator. It is slow and "rickety." Took several attempts to close frequently. If time is important to you, suggest you get the bottom floor.
Being a warm July day (77 degrees F), there were several insects in the room. A spider showed up on the floor near the sink...and a couple of tiny bugs were on the bathtub top during my shower.
This was a typical Best Western hotel in my experience, fine for one night if the price is right but not my first choice in most cases. less