Monday, March 3, 2008

Hotel Review: Comfort Inn & Suites Chesterfield Valley

Well I did it and I think I am going to hate the readers I did this for for at least a week, but I will get over this booking. I booked this room for $30 per night. Fortunately, I only booked it for one night. The rooms are kind of dingy, the sheets are a little itchy and the furniture is made from composite board. I may have been able to book this stay for less, but then again I am not that concerned. I think for a two star I may bid around $25 on average and work up from there. I did try to do this in Eureka, but that wasn't working. There's relatively little competition so rooms are hard to come by. I have certainly found that rooms are easier to get for a low price in more populated areas.

The good new is that mean rooms in places like Orlando and Las Vegas should be really cheap. I have looked at the regular prices for those rooms and they are a great deal already; especially, when you are looking at a trip package.

Now, back to the Comfort Inn & Suites. There are good and bad aspects to this hotel. I can see some people perferring the lack of comfort to some of the features the room had. This kills me but this cheap room had free WiFi, and that is big. There are times where I would forgo comfort to get access to the Internet. It also had a microwave. If you are on the go and trying to minimize your spending you
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can't do better than running down to Wal-Mart and picking up a cheap dinner. I wouldn't however swim in the pool the top of the water looked like it had some sort of gel on the surface. The exercise room wasn't very good either.

As far as location goes this hotel is also located near a lot of manufacturing businesses, a small local airport and the strip of Chesterfield where all the restaurants and shop are located. The main thing to draw me in is still the wireless. I am big on that feature and businesses better start making this shift aggressively. It will become a serious competitive advantage for some hotels. I simply can't bring myself to spend ten bucks a night for WiFi. Ouch.

Unless, someone writes me with a specific request this will be my last stay at a two star hotel. The only way I will commit to a room like this again is if it is all that is available in an area. In the meantime have fun bidding. In September I am going to Vegas for the weekend and I hope to bring you some news of low low rates.

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