Small Room and Big Parking Spaces
27/12/2016 AGoingGal, Huntsville, Alabama
This motel is in the middle of the part of Texas that is full of oil/gas workers and most of the hotels are booked for months and weeks at a time for those purposes. We were pleased to have a room at... more
This motel is in the middle of the part of Texas that is full of oil/gas workers and most of the hotels are booked for months and weeks at a time for those purposes. We were pleased to have a room at this hotel at a fairly reasonable price. The front desk reception was friendly and the agents were eager to be helpful. The lobby is small and nicely decorated for the Holidays. This is a drive to your room (almost) as there are some rooms that you have to walk down a breezeway to access. The laundry and ice machines are also in a small breezeway not far from the check in area. The motel has a T shape with the check in desk at the bottom of the T. Our room was in the back (top of the T) and we observed just about the largest parking spaces ever. They were made of block and very impressive. Obviously they need parking spaces this size to accommodate the vehicles that the workers drive. Our small SUV was dwarfed in the space.
We were there on a cold night and our room was clean and warm, albeit a tad tight. I’d have loved an easy chair as they only had a table with two upholstered high back chairs. The room had a queen bed, two night stands and a dresser that held the TV. You needed to put your bags on either the table or the dresser as the room had no other landing space. I asked at the front desk about luggage racks but was told they didn’t have those (a surprising omission in my opinion). My husband put his bag on the floor and I squeezed mine up on the dresser next to the TV. The room had a microwave and refrigerator on a stand near the vanity. The TV was smaller than I would have preferred, especially since the best place to sit and watch TV was in bed. The internet was very good and we had a download speed of 8 MBpm that kept us happy.
The bed slept fine and everything was in order with the room. I was disappointed to find that this motel does not have newspapers available in the morning and this may be the first Best Western I’ve stayed at that didn’t offer something.
Breakfast is in a restaurant that is set between the motel and its sister hotel. They offer a breakfast buffet that is open to paying customers as well. The food was good and the choices varied (they even had sone tasty refried beans). However, the entire place was on the dirty side. The salt and pepper shakers at our table were gunky, the spoon rests had not been cleaned (the refried bean spoon nestled on a rest that had about 1/4 cup of dried beans) and some of the bread had started molding. I really liked the bacon, fried potatoes and scrambled eggs with tomatoes, mushrooms and green peppers. They also had some very nice orange juice. They were out of salsa (empty bowl) while we were there. Apparently a new batch was being prepared - I guess they don’t make new until they run out of the current batch.
All in all this was a solid stay. less
mtkelliher, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Swiss Clock Inn, responded to this review
Thank you for the wonderful review! We are glad to hear that you had an excellent stay and we will hope to have you stay with us again soon!