I was extremely nervous about this hotel given some of the terrible reviews, but I think I figured out why some people rate it highly and some poorly. This is not a hotel for high maintenance people. Staff won't bend over backwards for you, and they have some ridiculous policies (such as a room with 2 Queen Beds being considered single occupancy, so they charge extra for more than 1 adult--in a room with 2 beds). The breakfast is passable if you're desperate. There are pets around, so be okay with that. But for the price, it was actually the nicest motel room we have ever stayed in. Our room was recently renovated, did not smell old or smokey, the beds were very comfortable, the refrigerator and microwave were new and worked well. The room and outside environment were very quiet, we had no trouble with our key, and felt very safe. So if you're vigilant about hidden costs (hold the hotel and Expedia's feet to the fire by going up the chain of command BEFORE filling out check-in paperwork) and don't expect too much, it can be a very good experience. Some of our experience was a pain, but it was worth it for the price!