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Reviewed 4 November 2017

Photos of this motel reveal a fresh layer of paint that glosses over basic defects in plumbing and beds which are close to falling down. Owners have done the best they can with paint and Ikea furniture, but the bones of this old motel show through and may bother some people--especially considering the price you pay for a room. The pool looked inviting but the water was cold. From the street the hotel looks like a second-rate property, but you can still stay here and be satisfied that you saved some money over other higher-priced spots. Just beware the paint is a thin veneer between OK and worse than average. Right now that thin veneer keeps my rating as "average," but I could easily change my mind to "poor."

Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
2  Thank HankNDotty
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Reviewed 24 October 2017

My husband and I ended up at The Capri when our usual place, The Lavender Inn, was booked for the weekend. Despite being only slightly less expensive than the inn, the Capri was so unpleasant we left a day early, forfeiting a night's fee. When we opened the door to the room, we were hit by a wave of noxious cleaning fumes, so powerful that we ended up sleeping with the balcony door open. We closed the room up to go to breakfast the next day, and when we returned an hour later the fumes had returned as well. Then there was the bed--a concrete slab matched only by the thin hard pillows for discomfort. We slept badly and both woke up painfully stiff. Free wi-fi is offered, but it is not strong enough to reach to the room we occupied. A cheap 70s style remodel doesn't hide the fact that this is simply a cheap (but expensive) motel masquerading as a high end hotel.

Room Tip: Don't stay here.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank PamelaSFNM
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

The photos are deceiving. The pool is not heated, making it unusable during our October visit. Rooms nice looking but not especially clean. Beds are hard, sheets are scratchy. On the plus side, the location is close to town and a pleasant walk. It is also relatively quiet. But how can you advertise a pool that is not usable? I would not go back.

Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
Thank baltravel
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Reviewed 19 October 2017

This was our 3rd time staying at The Capri . Our first stay and even our second stays were really special. The place had this cool retro vibe. The pool was warm and inviting. The accomodations were swell - a record player in the room and a 60's chaise as well. We had 2 reservations - one in August and one in October of 2017.

I had to cancel the August one and was crystal clear to keep the October one as-is. I got a confirmation email so I thought all was well. They cancelled my reservation but honored it by finding another room that was an "upgrade" but they'd honor my price.

Ok- cool. But when we got to the room - all the cool stuff was gone. The blinds & screen door were broken. A picture was coming off the frame but the true fatal flaw was that they had motion sensor lights on two of the internal lights. This meant that whenever we got up to go to the bathroom during the night or one of us rolled over - the lights went on!!! Sleeping on the pilled sheets and hard bed gave us one of the WORST night sleeps ever.

The pool wasn't heated and even though it was 90 degrees out, it was so cold no one could bare going in.

We weren't offered amenities we found out later were available - hair dryer, iron, wireless. The person at the front desk told us that there were new owners as of October last year and that by January everything would be renovated. Come on! They've sat on this property for 1 year - let it slide down farther and want us to believe that they can renovate 33 rooms in 3 months. Oh - and even though they graciously upgraded us, they tried to charge me for the upgrade! Oh - and when I said that the rate was $99 the woman said, we never have a room at that rate...until I showed her the confirmation email. Big, big bummer!

Room Tip: I suggest asking some well pointed questions - otherwise, expect less than what the pictures and descriptions state.
  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank hsmoms
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Reviewed 26 September 2017

positives --- clean and comfortable bed.
Negatives ---- whole of the place had a run down and neglected feel.Cabanas falling apart cushions dirty.Pool very dusty.We had a room with patio only one chair for two guests.No kettle or hair dryer in room.overbed light on one side of bed only.Very little hanging space in room and the top drawer of chest had bottom missing.A large room that could easily have accomodated a comfortable chair.No cups or glasses to drink from had we had a kettle to make a drink.We had booked for 3 nights but only stayed 1

Stayed: September 2017
Thank patricia s
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