It is irritating, to say the least, when measures that supposedly address the madness instilled by the pandemic are illogical. On arrival by vehicle, you are instructed to park, exit your vehicle, complete the forms and sanitisation process at the entrance, check in, return to your vehicle and then proceed to park in the basement area. It is then that you discover that there are indeed forms available at the entrance from the basement. On enquiry, I was informed that the door in the basement parking area is locked and the clerk at the reservations counter would have to leave the desk and physically check one in there. But the door is NEVER locked! Really, this is silliness that is simply there to irk a loyal guest. On the other hand, the City Lodge in Lynnwood is one of my favourite hotels, with friendly and knowledgeable staff, fantastic location, comfortable and clean lodgings - and a splendid breakfast.