you can do better
this place advertises rooms at $290/week, however, they never have any of these rooms available. i suspect they have just one, so they can advertise that rate. since you can't reserve a specific room at a specific price before you get there, you have to take what's available, usually a $400/week room. $110 difference/week is quite a difference when you're on a budget and not expecting it. sometimes they quote a price of $340, sometimes $360, sometimes $400 and sometimes $420. sometimes they require a deposit to hold a room, sometimes they don't. they seem to make it up as they go along. the shared bath rooms are in the basement which is dank and depressing.
the night manager is rude and unhelpful. any questions you might have get the response "i don't know you'll have to ask the day manager". this guy lives in the hotel, sits up in his room all day and is really put out if you need him for anything.
every room is different. most are complete shitholes, though they do have some "remodeled" rooms. those of course, are more expensive. some don't even have closets. there are no bath tubs, and the "cable" tv is basically your local channels, 15 or so spanish language, religious or shopping channels and tnt. they don't even have cnn. there aren't any smoking rooms, but they don't tell you that until after you've prepaid and checked in. the wireless is only in the lobby and if more than 2 people are using it, then it crawls at a snails pace.
in addition, people live in this hotel full time. one elderly gentleman in particular likes to sit in the lobby all day and expects anyone using the wireless to talk to him. other occupants tend to be foreign couples that like to slam doors and yell at each other in the middle of the night.
quite a few rooms face into a courtyard that serves as a place to store equipment and trash. i don't know if there's a restaurant or bar that also shares that courtyard, but there is the sound of crashing dishes and banging coming from there all day.
it's a horrible place. if you have the misfortune to stay here, bring your own pillows and blankets because the ones they provide are cheap and thin. the only good thing i can say is that it's clean as a whistle. just certainly not worth the money.
oh, and if you decide to stay longer than 4 weeks, you have to sign a lease and pay your own utilities and don't get the weekly maid service.
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