- Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Some pros but some big cons
I had pretty low expectations going in since I'd read the reviews before. In the interest of fairness there were some good points so I'll give this first. The bed was actually very comfortable and clean. The location was also good. I was here for the Ventura half marathon so it was close to the pier and the finish line. Also they had plenty of hot water for my shower after the race. But the shower water pressure was pretty weak. The bathroom towel rack was missing and the overall craftmanship of the facility gave the impression of it just being slapped together with maximum speed. By far the biggest draw back was that the room had a devastating, stultifying overpowering smell of room deodorizer/air freshener. When I walked in the room for the first time it was completely overwhelming. I opened all the windows and went out to get some dinner. When I got back a couple hours later it was barely improved. It was so bad I could hardly get to sleep since it was hard to breathe comfortably with such a strong smell. If it hadn't have been for the discomfort of the smell overall it would have been much better. I stayed at the rodeway inn next door last year and it was about the same quality overall without the smell. So maybe it was just my room (room 21) and the other rooms may be better but I don't think I would ever stay here again.