You get what you pay for
Posted Jun 22, 2014 on Hotels
Hotel rating was described as "good", which was a step up from "fair", so I figured that it would at least be acceptable. Especially considering how common it is for many to complain or harshly judge. I will attempt to be entirely fair and accurate. Before I begin, let me say that I am a Navy Gulf War veteran 6 feet in height with an athletic build and have both lived and been in a few rough areas in my life. That said, I will continue.
I found the hotel (only because I had a GPS) in a less-than desirable neighborhood and less-than convenient location. Once inside, I was given my room access card by the hotel clerk who was actually friendly and helpful for a 4am check-in. But then I proceeded to carry my luggage up two flights of stairs (no elevator) to a dimly lit hallway with very old and stained carpet. I honestly felt like I was in an old city ghetto apartment. Once inside my room. I felt the need to latch my door from the inside, only to find that it had been ripped off the door frame. Then, at some point in the wee hours of the morning, I was awakened by a strange man wandering around, occasionally shouting some word that I couldn't understand. Upon returning again after business that evening, I saw him again. This time with a female who, to me, appeared to be working the night shift, if you know what I mean (forgive me for presuming, but like I mentioned earlier, I was in the Navy and have seen a few things). Once again early in the morning, there were two or three bursts of some unintelligible word. Upon checkout I mentioned the gentleman to the clerk. Turns out that he was their version of hotel security! Yeah, I don't know either.... (He said he would talk to him :))
Anyway, the rates were relatively very cheap ($40/night), the room was decent with an air conditioner and nice-size flat-screen tv, and the king-size bed was clean and comfortable. So if you don't mind feeling like you might be on the set of a CSI film or are from North Minneapolis, it's really not that bad!
Always remember... You get what you pay for.