Checked in on a Saturday evening. Thankfully I had made a reservation several weeks prior as the hotel was completely booked. The associate at the desk was pleasant and professional. She reviewed the standard credentials and provided me with my card key, my wi-fi access information and directions to my room. The hotel has 4 floors and there is one elevator in the center of the hotel. I did not experience any long wait times when using the elevator.
When I entered my room, I observed 2 neatly made Queen size beds with a night table between them. There was a lamp on the table that had 2 electrical outlets on the base. I was happy with this because I use my phone as an alarm clock. I was able to charge the phone overnight and have the alarm next to the bed. I should note there was also a clock radio on the night stand that had an alarm as well, but I chose not to use it, but having a clock that was easy to see next to the bed was an appreciated amenity!
The room and bathroom appeared to be clean with ample bath towels. This hotel participates in resource conservation by giving you the option to use your towels more than once, that is, if you want fresh towels, leave the used towels on the floor. If you do not need a fresh towel, leave it on the towel rack. Many hotels provide this green option.
The bathroom also has complimentary soap, body lotion, body wash, shampoo and hair conditioner dispensers mounted on the walls near the wash basin and in the shower. A very nice amenity. Guess in the long run this method is more cost effective than using the small sample size bottles that everyone takes for use during future travels…or to use at home!
The air conditioner in the room worked well and was fully user adjustable. There was a desk in the room with a lamp and a very comfortable office chair where I set up my computer and workstation. Five electrical outlets were conveniently located in very close proximity to the desk. The room phone was located on the desk; however, I observed a phone jack with a phone cable on the floor underneath the nightstand next to the bed. I suspect I could have relocated the phone to the nightstand had that been my preference. These days I only use the room phone if I need to contact the front desk.
A large flat screen TV was placed on top of a dresser with 3 large drawers. There was a small counter-top area with a coffee maker, 4 servings of coffee, coffee and water cups. The cups were individually sealed in plastic. Below the counter-top is a refrigerator and on a shelf above the counter-top was a small microwave. I truly appreciate these amenities. Very convenient if I bring leftovers back to the room after dining out.
Speaking of dining, every morning the Best Western provides a complimentary breakfast buffet. You may choose from cereals, fried eggs, scrambled eggs, sausage, toast from a couple of kinds of bread, waffles, pastries and juices. I don’t recall seeing fresh fruit, although I may have just not noticed it. In any event, this is a wonderful way to start the day without having to wait to be served.
The rooms seemed to be reasonably sound proof. Even though the hotel was close to being fully occupied, I did not hear any noise from the rooms next to me or in the hallway. There was an ice machine and soda vending machine on my floor in area near the elevator. I don’t know if each floor has an ice machine, but I appreciate not having to go to another floor to fill my ice bucket. Oh yes, did I mention there was an ice bucket in the room? Also available in the room was a safe to secure your valuables, a closet with a full length mirror, hangers in the closet and an iron and ironing board.
Overall this Best Western is a very nice hotel. My room was clean, quiet and very nicely furnished. I can’t say the staff I encountered were especially friendly, but they were professional and polite (and I did shower and use deodorant!). I can say that my stay at the Best Western was a nice and enjoyable experience! Thank you Best Western! less