How little you can get for $57.
Posted Oct 22, 2015 on Orbitz
The price was right. Here's what we got for that $57.
Our keys were taped to the office door in envelopes that sagged open. This is as close as we got to any kind of human interaction. There was a a doorbell with instructions to ring for service. I did not see the keys immediately and rang anyway. No one came. The next morning, we found an empty envelope was left for the key return, taped in the same place on the door.
The enclosed hallway to the upper floor of the motel was not lit and you had to grope for the light. When it came on, I experienced what felt like minor hearing loss from the sudden buzzing sound of the electricity, and the light worked just well enough to see the carpeted stairs that had not been vacuumed in maybe a year? A vacuum at the top of the stairs however, holding the door open, seemed like a taunt -- ha ha ha! We HAVE a vacuum, we just don't choose to USE a vacuum! The chairs outside on the porch -- country motels ALWAYS have two chairs out front -- used to be dark green but had been bleached by the sun and were cracked and covered with dirt.
Room was not only unclean, but unmaintained. One bed had no mattress pad, so it was just you and the hard buttons on the mattress and the springs you could feel sticking out. I had to sleep with my daughter because I couldn't sleep on the poor mattress without the mattress pad to protect me, but also I slept with her because we had to double the bedding (which had numerous stains and burn holes in it) because it was so cold and the blanket was so flimsy. The living room curtains were pinned shut with a very large curtain hook contraption with a sharp end, seemingly by another guest, and housekeeping must have liked the look because they let it remain. However, since its former job was to hold a part of the curtain UP, there was a bit of sagging at the top. The vinyl floorboard in the bathroom had fallen halfway off and just lay there, it's back exposed, still attached at one end. There was an air freshener with dried blue scent shrunken in its white plastic-topped pod. It made the room smell so eye-watering, chokingly bad that we had to throw it outside on one of the broken plastic chairs and open all the windows in 40 degree weather. There was no wastebasket in the bathroom.
There is a seasonal pool. It is covered with a sagging, very dirty green tarp anchored by old tires along all sides.
Some people appear to live permanently in these tiny units, and they are not welcoming. We found this creepy.