Boring on the outside; awesome on the inside!
18/05/2017 Brenda S, Forest Grove, United States
When you drive up it looks like a low-expectation kind of place: surrounded by parking lot; not far from the interstate; some car dealer setting up a temporary car sales lot out front. We chose this h... more
When you drive up it looks like a low-expectation kind of place: surrounded by parking lot; not far from the interstate; some car dealer setting up a temporary car sales lot out front. We chose this hotel because Best Westerns have served us well and the price was right for our under-$100 budget. Once inside we were helped by a giggling, crazy-bubbly lady and we nibbled at some welcome cookies while she juggled the phone, helping an employee in training and our check-in. Before you leave the counter, make sure they explain what numbers/letters to enter where to activate the free wifi---we never could get the sequences figured out to activate it. Then came the surprise... You enter one of the long halls of rooms and the hallway smells GOOD...lighting is good from indirect sun coming through west facing high skylights or lights near the skylights during the evening. Our room overlooked an interior courtyard that was truly beautiful...flowering trees, green lawns, swimming pool, birds chirping happily in the oasis. A very peaceful view! The room was appropriately clean. Interior decor seemed sparse because the room was very large...likely intended to accommodate two queen beds but had just our requested king. The bed was comfortable and shower amenities (wall attached soap/shampoo/conditioner pumps) very nice. At this location the free breakfast is a voucher for the adjoining restaurant-- you have a few breakfast plate options that are adequate though we found the pancakes VERY heavy and bacon super well-done. If we need accommodations in the area in the future, we would happily stay here again. less