Sticky floors, flimsy doors, and piercing lights
Posted Jan 5, 2017
It took little time to realize I had made a huge mistake in booking this hotel, and felt a profuse apology was necessary to my poor wife.
The hotel has cheap imitation hardwood floors that showed little evidence of ever being properly mopped, so we spent the evening shuffling about on a bath towel to avoid blackening the bottom of our socks. Sticky spots everywhere.
The door frame to the room is constructed from a flimsy, hollow steel channel that offered little in the way of real structural support. The frame itself was probably a quarter inch too narrow for the door, so I had to lean in to close or open the thing, which caused the frame to flex in and out 3-4 inches. I wouldn't be surprised if an elementary schooler could kick the door in. Super safe!
There were several holes in the walls, and the bathroom featured an awful LED light bar that directed 8 evenly-spaced, blinding points of light right at the eyes of anyone with the misfortune to stand before the mirror.
The floor between our room and the room below was likely not reinforced concrete, but something less solid. Our downstairs neighbor slept with the TV blaring all night, which was clearly audible all night long in our room. The flip side is that any walking about in our room could probably be easily heard below.
If you value things like cleanliness and peace and quiet, this is not the place for you.