Better than I feared
Posted Oct 5, 2016
I was nervous about choosing this hotel because there were so many bad reviews, but it was the closest one to the relatives I was visiting, so I went ahead and booked. It was definitely not as bad as I was afraid it would be! The outside is old and somewhat rundown, but inside, my room was perfectly clean and nicely up to date. I always check for bedbugs; the mattress was in a good quality cover and there was no sign of creepy-crawlies. The internet worked fine, didn't try the TV. Water pressure was fine. Air conditioner was loud, but worked. Had to call the front desk in order to use the room phone.
This whole mess in the reviews about the room deposit--I don't know why people are so upset. It's pretty standard procedure, I've found, for hotels to put a deposit on your card in case of damage. During this last trip I stayed at this cheap EconoLodge, a mid-range Wyndham, and the Hard Rock Hotel. The man at the EconoLodge said he wouldn't charge me the deposit (he was very nice). The Wyndham put a $50 deposit on my card, the Hard Rock put a $100 deposit. Neither advertised that they charged one, though the EconoLodge does state it if you actually read through the text.