06/13/2009Provided by Citysearch -
Everyone that comes here lives here, this isn't a tourist hotel at all. People change their residential address to here, get cable in their room, the works! Nancy the manager is as nice as can be and will help you in any way that she can. The housekeeper will bring you two fresh towels, one roll of toilet paper, fresh bedding once a week. There is 4 bathrooms per floor and 32 bedrooms per floor and somehow I still have never had to wait for a restroom once! It is a very friendly environment, people say hello to you as you pass them in the lobby or hallway. There is an elevator. You have your own mailbox. The rent is VERY affordable considering the rents in the area to live even in a studio alone is twice as much. You are two blocks for two bus lines and a short bus ride to the BART or Caltrain. Everything you could ever need is right around the corner on Grand Ave and I mean everything! The only time I really leave the area is to go to the movies or go to work. I can't really complain, sure you have the rare loud person, but its rare and you just put in earplugs for that one night. But just let the manager know who it was and she will nip it in the bud real quick!!! There are also video cameras on each floor in the halls to add security and safety. After 5PM on weekdays the front door is always locked and its always locked on the weekends. The only reason that it is unlocked from 9am to 5pm Monday thru Friday is because the managers office is right there next to the lobby so she keeps a close watch on things. The rooms are basic, nothing fancy, but they are still decent. For those of you on a fixed income or with bad credit and just need a chance to get caught up on some bills to clean that up, this is a good option for you!