Grand Vista Hotel  
Grand Junction, Colorado, United States

Grand Vista Hotel
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Though the hotel site bragged of major renovations and updated remodeling, and looked good on the surface, the hotel is still tired and needs more work. My room was on a no-smoking floor, but had clearly been smoked in previously. And the windows had a broken seal with moisture between the glass panes.

The green actions taken by this hotel are good, but balanced by actions that need to be taken to make it greener. There were disposable cups for hot and cold drinks and the wastebasket was lined with a plastic bag.

The compact fluorescent bulbs in the various fixtures were good to see as was the shower curtain without a vinyl liner.

One reason I booked this hotel was because of the promoted wifi. It didn't work in my room. And when I called to ask about other options available to me, like changing rooms or resetting the wifi hub, I was told to wait a few minutes and they'd take care of it. In their mind, a few minutes was an hour an a half. I finally gave up on the connection.

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