Low cost, basic hotel downtown
Posted Oct 8, 2016
I originally had 4 nights booked. Our group wanted three non-smoking rooms together, so they put us all on the third floor. My room (321) was the worse of the three. I changed hotels after two nights. The bathroom was gross. The tub and sink had been re-coated, but it was peeling off. I complained and was offered another room the second night. Thanks to Janie from Housekeeping who did what she could to get me another room, but by then I was fed up.
I understand that downtown is noisy. However, this room faces a street used by police and ambulances, and a bus stop is across the street. I would have paid the extra fee for WiFi, but was never able to get an internet signal to even sign up, in the room or lobby. No coffee maker, no refrigerator, no closet (just a hanger bar in the hallway)
The Fremont has no pool, but has an arrangement with the California Hotel, a block away. Walked over with swimsuits to find their pool is under construction. Was not told this at checkin (however I now see it is noted on the website).
On the upside, the bed was comfy, the room was fairly clean, there is a safe in the room, water pressure and temperature were good in the shower, there is no resort fee, elevator response time was good, and staff were pleasant, and helpful. Valet especially was responsive and polite.
The price would have been acceptable for a basic room, except for this particular room.