- Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Hotel Marques del Valle must have been the state of the art when built back in 1910 but hasn't been upgraded to 21st centuries standards since then. My room had exposed electrical conduit nailed to the wall, safe but unattractive, leading to two prong plug outlets. Consequently I could not fit my contemporary three prong plug into the electrical system. They advertise Wifi service. DO NOT BELIEVE THAT!!!! It takes a while to get "on line" and once you finally get a strong enough signal, you get bumped off. Only once was I was only able to use the wifi trouble free and that is because I got up 3:30 in the morning when no one else was on to bounce me off the system. The bathroom had two drains. That made sense because when you try to get hot water, you turn on the tap and wait five minutes for warm water to come through. All that excessive water overloads the shower drain and runs all over the floor; hence the other drain to prevent over-spill into the bedroom. The lighting system was archaic as well. There were two switches, one when you enter the room, the other switch by the bed enabling you to turn on the bed lamp. The point being that wherever you were resting, you had to walk across the room to turn the other switch off. The floors of the bedroom did not pass the "dirty bottom of your foot test. I had to whip the bottom of my foot off before placing them on the sheets and going to bed. I ended up leaving a day early. The Management refused to reimburse me.