Bayside, New York
September 17, 2001
Situated on the ground floor, Room 42 has your basic necessities. Queen size bed has one side table, 2 overhead reading lamps, a bureau that holds the telephone and a television that gives you more cable channels than the one at the posh Renaissance Hotel in SF. The only drawback is an unfortunate shortage of drawer space. To make up for that, the narrow closet has a shelf which held folded sweaters, shorts and the like.
The bathroom is quite small, but includes a window which has partial or full glass slat openings. It did not have lighting, but instead you can use the UV light for any purpose. Bring your own hair dryer, and I''''d suggest you come stocked with better soap bars, and shampoo, conditioners, and lotions if you use them as I do. They are not provided here. The shower stall has a glass door and is quite pleasurable. The water pressure is great, and after a long day of exploration, provides all the relief you may seek for your tired muscles. There is a shelf above the sink which can serve as your medicine/cosmetic cabinet. I also used the toilet tank cover to store contact lens solutions, talc, brushes, and other necessities. Towels provided are clean and suffice for one day. Maid service is provided daily.
They claim to serve tea and coffee in the morning: a word of advice, if you are a tea drinker, make your own or go out for breakfast. Not only is the tea hideous, but for those of us who drink it with milk, you have to make do with that powdered nightmare they dole out with the coffee. I think they do that so as not to compete with a restaurant right next to them that offers breakfast. Most people we encountered at the motel were very satisfied with their stay and would come back. The Borg''''s offers a magnificent view of the ocean: all you need do is step outside the room, and walk a couple of yards.
From journal Pacific Grove