When you book a room at seventy-five bucks per night you know ahead of time you're not staying five-stars. Honestly there's a bit of an unsettling feeling driving in the dark down long back roads with no street lighting. It's like the opening scene of a cheap horror flick, and it only gets worse when the registration desk doubles as the counter of an overpriced convenience store.
Then they greet you by first name before you've even said a word. Anywhere else it would be impressive but for some reason it comes across as creepy. You feel like your organs are about to be harvested, but there's no other vacancies and you're already here and committed to the stay.
The Atlantic is a little off the beaten path, outside of Moncton and down a long stretch of country road. It looks a little tacky, the furnishings are dated and the bed was kind of hard even for me. However it was quiet, clean and there was no nonsense. I got my key, stayed without disruption, then gave the key back. That's a lot more than I can say for past experiences with similar priced rooms in the same area.More
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