Spent portion of savings on air freshners
16/11/2017 BackyardExplorer, Richmond, Virginia
From what I can gather, this site is about to undergo renovations. The desk staff was pleasant, and the facility looked clean, but every area had a new and different "odd" smell. As someone who ha... more
From what I can gather, this site is about to undergo renovations. The desk staff was pleasant, and the facility looked clean, but every area had a new and different "odd" smell. As someone who has had sinus surgeries and used to handle the "DOA" calls for my shift, I don't have a week-developed sense of smell.
And yet- every time I stepped in to the elevator it seemed to smell of stale breakfast. The lobby and hallways had a weird cleaner over funk scent. (Upon arrival at my floor, I noticed copious amounts of carpet deodorizing powder all along the edges and corners that sat overnight.) My room was comfortable, but had its own odd smell and was not particularly well lit (bathroom especially.) As another reviewer noted, the heat was on fairly high when I arrive do, accentuating the odors.
Having prepaid at a great rate for a multi-day stay, I ended up sliding to a store and picking up a scented candle and two air freshners, which helped a lot.
Otherwise, the room was spacious, front desk staff pleasant, and the location convenient. Housekeeping staff was a bit loud, but this shouldn't be a big deal if you are out and about during business hours.
I would go back if I needed to stay locally on a budget, but would probably call first to check on renovations first. This place has potential- and will hopefully live up to it in the very near future! less