Basic and expensive
Posted Sep 24, 2016
After staying in various hotels and motels along the California Coast, we became accustomed to the good, basic facilities at most of them.
Mainly the inclusion of a fridge and an ironing board, even in the most basic hotel.
Not in the Travelodge.
No ironing board (although we could borrow an iron and tabletop board from reception)
Very basic breakfast including cereal, bread and muffins. Also, cold boiled eggs (?)
No waffle machine, again, something that we found in much cheaper hotels.
Checked in to Room 308 in the 'West Wing' and the entire room ( whole floor) was vibrating, felt like we were on a ferry. Asked to be moved and another room was offered, no problem.
New room was on the ground floor, with another room above, with very squeaky floorboards! You could track people's movements as they walked around their room.
Also a connecting door meant we were privy to next doors choice of tv viewing and late night telephone conversations.
Staff were lovely and very helpful.
Asked about the lack of fridge and was told that rooms with only one bed didn't have fridges. Not sure why that is a deciding factor??
Overall, it was an expensive 2 night stay ($700) and that includes $19 per day parking.