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I stay at a fair share of hotels each year. As an SPG Platinum mostly SPG brands. I like even the discount brands like Four Points by Sheraton when the price is right. How bad could a Wyndham hotel chain hotel be? Oh my!
It has been YEARS since I was at a “Hojo” and it will be years before I ever stay at one again (like never, ever). I booked this as the reviews looked ok for the price and it was very near the airport and that worked as we were in town for a wedding.
This was one of the nastiest rooms I have ever been in. I should have left and wish I had. It is clear that cleaning was FAR down the list of priorities for this property. And if the hotel decides to respond to this review that it a “one off” situation or such it was not as the dirt level on everything from lamps to the AC were months in the making.
Furniture, old. TV & VHS (who has those) old. I could go on and on but just nasty.
The above is NOT from the hotel but to give you an idea of how hard the bed was; the one above would have been softer would be my guess. I sorta slept till 3am-ish then got up and got started on this review. Oh btw there is highway noise so be prepared for that too.
The bathroom was, uh, bad. Mold? Yep! Rust where the tub leaks? Uh-huh! Nasty tub mat? You bet! Threadbare and gray towel? Sure, enjoy! Grout that was once grey now black? Yuck! (deep sigh)
Is there something good I can say about this hotel? It was reasonably priced and the wifi was free and of acceptable speed. Nice since my normal standby of my Sprint via my phone was only 3G here not 4G.
Also for letting them know, and showing them on my phone the photos, they did take $40 off the bill. A nice gesture, but I would rather have paid full price and had a clean room. Old in a budget hotel is fine, but dirty and busted are just not OK.
So that brings me to a question for you: is it worth the risk to stay at a low cost hotel. I always prefer SPG hotels but depending on where you are going it really is a trade off between convenience of location vs. driving a bit to stay at a chain you know will be quality. Is it worth it? What is your experience on the road? – René
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