My flight arrived late and the motel office was locked when I arrived at
11:00 pm. Ringing the doorbell at the night window produced no response.
I noticed a sign there with the Manager's phone number for
emergencies. He arrived quickly and resolved my check-in problem - a
very friendly guy. I did notice the sign with his number was removed
when I tried to help another customer with a similar check-in problem
I noticed 2 dead cockroaches on the floor of my room and the TV had no remote control. On the other hand, the cockroaches WERE dead, and the TV was so close to the bed that changing channels from the set top box wasn't much of an issue.
The ice machine was dead and probably passed away a long time ago. Oh well....
The pool was completely filled with sand. I had to laugh as it reminded me of all the effort I spent trying to keep my pool clean after the dust storms when I lived in the Arizona desert.
There is no daily maid service at this motel. If you want clean sheets, bath towels, or toilet paper, you have to ask after ringing the bell at the night window, as there is rarely anyone in the motel office. Personally, I didn't mind NOT being disturbed by a motel maid.
In summary, despite its warts, I slept well, was well located, and saved a significant amount of money by staying here.
I came to Tempe to attend my daughter's graduation. I chose this
motel because it was close to the Wells Fargo Arena, the site of the
ceremony. It was also within walking distance of many off campus
restaurants. I realized quality of the motel would be low, but I
wasn't planning to spend much time there. I just wanted a
comfortable place to sleep. Fortunately, the mattress and pillow
firmness matched my own bed so I slept well. The a)/c, while noisy,
drowned out the street noise on Mill Avenue.