It was super late when I checked in. The door was locked, but through a window, the front desk woman met me with a smile, took my information, and wished me well while reminding me to walk carefully over the ice/snow. Very personable, professional, and efficient.
The TV remote; however, I don't fault them. I know some idiot out there in the "ether" stole the original remote. So lame...
Hot shower, was perfect. Room was freezing when we arrived but warmed up quickly, TV worked great, so did the fridge and microwave. Ya, it is older and looks like whitewash was used as paint, but it was better than having to sleep in my truck. I slept well, I will stay here again when I travel that way. It was in my budget. The gentleman at the front desk was very kind and held my reservation because I was very late.
The breakfast is from 7 to 9 but we had to leave at 6, so we didn't get, but for travelers that leave early, it would be nice to have it earlier, but that is okay. Can tell it used to be a smoking room, the bathroom had the drips of old smoke and no fan in the bathroom for when showering. The smoke alarm had no cover or battery, which could be a hazard. Parking very very tight, hard for my large truck. These things are not showstoppers, but know for future stays
Great rates, close to my route.
Yer room was freezing when I got in and the ground was cover with ice. Outside the door there was a bunch of tools and construction material. There was no light outside my door, if my family had been with me, we would have kept driving. The room was clean, but well worn. The sheets and bedding were old and stained, though appear to have been freshly laundered. I pulled in at 11pm and was ready to get out of there before 5 am.
Only 50% of the light bulbs in the room were functional. Blanket was thin as a sheet; heater was inadequate. Fridge did not work well, and wall outlets would not hold a plug.
The National 9 is located within walking distance of several coffee shops and restaurants on Main St. The room, furniture, etc showed a lot of wear and tear, but everything was clean. As long as it's clean, I'm happy. The National 9 is a very inexpensive option. I would stay there again, if they fixed the hot water temperature. The hot water temperature was the only show-stopper for me.
The hot water temperature for the shower and sink was really, really weak. At best it could be called "luke warm", certainly not "hot". The toilet flushed very slowly. I suspected the toilet might overflow each time I flushed it, but it never did. All stations on the TV came in very fuzzy. I didn't care about the TV, so this didn't bother me. Finally, the wifi was very slow. I tested it at about 300kbps, which is the same as my cell phone's 3G data reception.
The room was not clean at all. Hairs all over the floor and in the corners of the bathroom. The carpets were soiled and stained. The room smelled of mold. The towels were soiled and stained. The hot water took approximately 3-5 minutes to actually get hot and when the next door neighbor turned on their hot water ours went cold.
Wasnt quite what we were expecting but given the time of year and it was en route to Monument Valley, we were getting desperate! We actually booked for 2 nights but stayed for only one!