on November 10, 2012
I needed somewhere to stay a bit out of San Francisco to break my onward journey, but wasn't going to be leaving the city until evening time. I had heard this motel was decent from a friend. So I booked it. I'm glad that I printed out directions to it because although Williams is a small town it is on a small side street, and everything seems stranger in the dark. I got off the I-5 no problems but missed the street I needed. Being away from the I-5 and on a side street made this place fairly quiet. Though the surrounding area is a little run down, the motel isn't.The motel is small family run place. It is a cheap place to stay. I arrived and the lady checked me in quickly and efficiently. I got my key and moved my car to in front of my room. This is a single storey motel with outside room doors and car parking outside your door. But even on my own this place felt fairly safe. The grounds of the car park are nicely manicured with plants and a koi pond. There is also a small pool but I arrived too late and left too early to make use of it.I thought the room was pretty cozy - the motel has been renovated and updated. So the rooms are clean and crispy looking with a pleasant colour scheme and white bedlinen. Fair enough the room is smaller than many hotel chains would be, but for a night to lay your head down for a few hours on a long drive what do you want. And the bed was very comfortable!The bathroom was small with just a shower, but it was clean. Decent water pressure in the shower. There was also a microwave and a fridge. So I was able to heat up some soup for dinner and had a cold drink.Check-out was smooth and there was a small continental breakfast for guests, so I had a danish and cup of coffee, before hitting the road.Do take care in Williams the local cops seemed to be sitting waiting for cars coming on and off the I-5, whether speeding or whatever.All in all, I liked this motel. I find that so many of the chain places are cookie cutter and seem a little soulless. This place definitely has soul. The owners have done a great job in updating an old motor court motel. Its not somewhere you are going to spend your whole week's holiday but it is pleasant for a night.
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