OK, so I should preface this by saying that last weekend at Gumball Rally was my first time staying off-property (Holiday Inn) for a DLR trip (I know, I'm spoiled). I stayed at the DH once in 1990, took a few years off (I live close enough that hotel stays are luxuries, not necessities) and have stayed at the GCH since it opened. However, money is not in supply as it once was and for my birthday trip this year I booked at HoJo's, having heard nothing but great things from you folks!
Now, I read through the stickied thread at the top of this page but I still had a few questions. I got early entry for the day I arrive (July 12) and I just wondered, does HoJo allow you to drop off your luggage that early in the day, or will I have to park at DLR and relocate later?
Also its just me and my mom, but we got 2 queens, building 1 (yeah, I read about freeway noise, but living off of a major street I don't think thats gonna be a deal-breaker). How is the child-related noise level here? I know its a very family-friendly place to stay, which is great for those with children, but I don't handle screaming kids very well, especially if they wake me up (yeah, I'm *that* person).
And finally, when I stayed at the Holiday Inn I realized how spoiled I am to the climate controlled rooms in nicer hotels. There was only a wall unit, which they turn off when you aren't in the room. Does HoJo do this as well? Only I'm going in July and I think the room might be on the unbearable side if there was no A/C all day.
I'm just trying to mentally prepare for this trip - I'm likely staying at HoJo's regardless of what I learn here, but one wants to be prepared :-)
Thanks in advance, I know I'm asking the right people!