Minuses: o Most table and counter surfaces dirty or showing smears from
whatever rag they were wiped with. O Several light fixtures unplugged
because knobs were missing; one fixture didn't work at all). O Bare
light bulb in living room ceiling. O Lock hardware on door was loose. I
tightened it myself; only after doing so did I feel safe staying there.
O Rip in arm of couch. O Dark, depressing paint and paneling. O
"Kitchen" is a fridge, tiny microwave, greasy plug-in 2-burner
unit on counter top. O no cooking or eathing dishes at all. O Air
conditioning: both worked but one had a broken temperature knob;
together they cooled the place enough. O Sketchy clientele, hung around
outside in groups. I felt unsafe, and I'm a big guy and I can defend
myself. O WiFi: slow, kept getting disconnected, 5-6 networks and I had
to keep trying them to find one that worked. O One trash can for whole
suite. O Patchy paint, sloppy around edges, visible spackling in several
spots. O Hair dryer broken. O Ironing board but no cover and no iron. O
No drinking cup or glass in bathroom or kitchen. O Toilet flapper valve
stuck open once; I had to manually untangle it. O Outdoor fire hoses
absent. O No stopper in bathroom sink (made shaving difficult).
o Terrible phone connection at front desk.
o Clerk barely spoke English.
o No air conditioning in front office.
o Took 15 minutes to find my reservation (made through Bookings.com).
The kicker: When I checked out, the man at the desk, who sounded like the owner, told me proudly that my room was one of their best.
I should have known I wouldn't get much for $35 a night, and I
didn'T. The only reason I didn't go elsewhere was that I was
very tired and the room was just barely inhabitable.
o Working power, plumbing, air conditioning, clock radio.
o Plumbing fixtures worn but working. Lots of hot water.
o Floors, furniture, bedding, toilet, shower clean.
o Nice soap, shampoo, hand lotion.
o Bed a little hard but I slept well.
o Bath linens thin but adequate.
o Curtains made room very dark.
Don't know: TVs and room phone (I didn't use them)