If this was a $99 a night hotel room, I would be writing a different review. But this BW touts itself as a “BW Plus” and my friend paid quite a bit more than $99 a night.
I’ll start with the pluses. When we didn’t like our room (really loud neighbors through an adjoining door) they switched us no hassle. Both rooms were very clean. They both passed my standard cleanliness test: no hair in the bathroom when we first arrived. So A++ for that. And really, that’s by far the most important thing. Oh, the towels and bed linens smelled clean as well. That was nice. Room had everything the average person would need: nice sized refrigerator, microwave, iron, ironing board, hair dryer, television with good channels, lots of towels (lots) and everything worked as expected. Lots of parking and the pool and jacuzzi looked clean. The grounds weren’t spectacular but were well kept.
The minuses are probably picky, but it IS, after all, billing itself as a Best Western PLUS. The free breakfast was the crappiest I’ve ever had at a hotel. It could easily have been improved. The shower controls were weird, the water pressure was very low and the shower curtains in both rooms were broken and didn’t manage to keep the floor from getting wet. (Isn’t that the job of a shower curtain?) See... I told you, picky.
The rooms - in terms of layout, size and decor - were very average. I guess it’s kind of relative, huh? My rooms in Europe, for instance, were usually closet sized and I was happy with them. These were similar to many that I’ve stayed in in non-Plus hotels.
The outside of this BWPlus was kind of dumpy looking. Especially considering the local competition.
So, overall, it was a nice clean room in a hotel that I don’t think deserved Plus status.
My previous hotel stay, coincidentally, was in our favorite San Simeon hotel - the Cavalier - which unaffiliated itself with Best Western and is as good - if not better - than it previously was. The Best Western branding isn’t meaning much to me these days. less