Room Location, location, location !
27/10/2017 AchillHiker, Dublin
Your enjoyment of this motel is likely to hinge on the location of your room. There are twin blocks that make up the accomodation area and the position of your room is vital. Several adjacent local st... more
Your enjoyment of this motel is likely to hinge on the location of your room. There are twin blocks that make up the accomodation area and the position of your room is vital. Several adjacent local streets and an elevated freeway interchange mean that road noise is a real issue. There seemed to be a continuous roar of traffic all evening, late night and early morning when I stayed. Police and ambulance sirens, screeching brakes, revving engines and honking horns were the currency of the area. My room was on the inner courtyard section of the block farthest from the noise so luckily I was somewhat insulated. It would be a different story for rooms facing the action, and those on the upper third level which would be much more more exposed.
Once inside I found the spacious room to be comfy and well appointed. The bed was particularly good. Lights were plentiful. TV was fine with a good selection of stations. The bathroom however was disappointing, sporting my pet hate; a shower curtain above the bath which was incapabable of preventing the shower water from overflowing onto the floor. Both bath and loo water were slow to drain making it difficult to keep either clean.
The check-in staff were friendly and helpfull and there a few monitors and printers in the entrance area for those who need them. A small breakfast room is located behind the lobby where a reasonably extensive selection by American standards is available. However it wouldn't in any way compete with a local diner or breakfast bar.
The immediate compound is clean and well maintained but outside at night where the local area has a few market shops and a liquor store there is a slightly down market vibe. My one night stay cost $140 which seems expensive for what was on offer and completely unacceptable if I was to be subject to the traffic bombardment on the wrong side of the motel. So if you're staying be prepared to insist on room selection! A week earlier I had stayed at the nearby Travellers Inn for $70 and while the general standard of quality was lower it has to be said that I had a quiet and comfortable night. A Continental breakfast was supposed to be included but there was no sign of anything when I left at 8;30am, however $14 in Johnnie's Diner down the street had me fully satisfied. Even including that extra cost this unpretentious and friendly place saved me over 50 Bucks. The choice is yours! less
Trushil K, General Manager at Best Western Plus Executive Inn & Suites, responded to this review
Thank you, AchilHiker, for your review of the Best Western Plus Executive Inn & Suites. I am glad that our room was spacious and comfy for you. I apologize that you didn't seem to enjoy the rest of your stay with the issue of the shower curtain and the traffic noise. There is a free breakfast provided every morning in the star room behind our pool. We do inform everyone at check in as well as have a sign in the walkway. I apologize that we seem to have failed at communicating this to you. I hope that you will consider giving us another opportunity to serve you in the future.