"The toilet in my room didn't flush; I informed the front desk clerk and was told that maintenance couldn't come until morning, but said I could come to the desk and get a plunger or use the bathroom in the lobby. Don't stay at this hotel.2020-02-16"
"I saw 2 large cockroaches in my hotel room. The TV remote didn't work, and the clerk never brought a replacement. There was a dirty washcloth in the shower. Stay somewhere else.2018-07-31"
"The furniture looked old. The room had an iron but no ironing board. The bath water was yellow, and the drain plug was broken. Find another hotel.2017-12-19"
"About 25 minutes from downtown. The hotel room was clean but damp, and the door was hard to open and close. It was an average room that needed updating. The toilet didn't work well, the shower made a horrible beeping sound, and the bathroom fan didn't work. Friendly but slow service. The exercise room only had 3 machines. I noticed a security guard making rounds at night.2017-06-07"
"The hotel was clean and close to everything.2016-11-27"
"Good location. The hotel was nice and clean, and the room had a comfortable bed and a fridge, microwave, ice and dispenser. Check-in went smoothly. The front desk clerk was pleasant, friendly, respectful, and professional. 2019-09-05"
"Good rates. The surroundings were pleasant, and the hotel room was beautiful. Quality breakfast, but the price was outrageous.2018-11-24"
"Good value. The room was clean, but I could hear the noisy neighbors both nights of my stay. The hotel employees were friendly and helpful. Perfect place for economical business travel during the week.2018-05-24"
"The hotel was nice and clean, but it took about 5 minutes for the shower water to get hot. The hotel lost power for a few hours one morning; we were offered complimentary coffee for the trouble. 2017-03-02"
"The hotel was in good condition, and the rates were affordable. I had an awesome stay.2021-10-30"
"The hotel lobby and hallways smelled musty and weird. My room wasn't clean, and the beds were a mess. There were dirty towels piled on the bathroom floor, and the toiletries were used. I'll never stay here again.2019-08-12"
"Great value and good, secluded location away from freeway noise. The hotel staff attended to all my needs. There were restaurants in all price ranges nearby.2019-07-22"
"The front desk wasn't manned all the time.2019-05-19"
"Clean room with a good bed, but the water pressure in the shower was poor. The grounds were dirty, but it was an OK hotel for the price.2015-10-16"
To us, motels are smaller lodgings that have rooms you can enter directly from the parking area.
At hotels, on the other hand, you can enter your room only through a hall inside the building.
Hotel Booking Tips
Beware of non-refundable reservations that could cost you a lot of money if you change or cancel them. +Non-refundable reservations are a gamble that will usually save you less than $10. If you make a $90 non-refundable reservation instead of a $100 refundable booking, you are betting $90 to win $10. Would you do that in Las Vegas? -
Don't assume you can cancel a non-refundable reservation without penalty if you notify the hotel weeks or even months in advance. +Often you cannot because some hotels' profit strategy is to get paid more than once for the same room for the same night. -
Always read cancellation policies carefully before you make a reservation. + When is the latest date and time you can cancel without penalty? - More >
When you make a reservation, you will receive a confirmation email. Take a copy with you to the hotel.
The earlier in the afternoon you check into a hotel, the more likely you will get a room or suite that matches your preferences.