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Shower Review Pilot Minnesota Inver Grove Heights

by Mike Simons
(Trenton, SC)

View of sink, mirror, soap dispenser and toilet in shower at Pilot in Inver Grove Heights, MN

View of sink, mirror, soap dispenser and toilet in shower at Pilot in Inver Grove Heights, MN

View of sink, mirror, soap dispenser and toilet in shower at Pilot in Inver Grove Heights, MN
View of shower control and soap dispenser in shower at Pilot in Inver Grove Heights, MN

This a review of a shower at the Pilot Travel Center in Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota. Shower Review Pilot Minnesota Inver Grove Heights


My Name
Mike Simons

Country where I drive professionally
USA

I am a/an
Company Driver

Name of truck stop and its location (city and state) where the truck stop shower is that I'm reviewing
Pilot Travel Center
Inver Grove Heights, MN
US 52 and 117th Street

Date I used the shower at this truck stop (month, day, year)
05/26/2015

How I paid for my shower
Free with minimum fuel purchase

Cash price I paid for my shower, rounded to the nearest U.S. dollar, if applicable.


How long I waited for this shower
No waiting

How was my shower assigned?
Automatically via kiosk

Shower assignment could be seen on display
Shower assignment announcement could be heard

My shower number
4

Did I need to see the attendant and did this person meet my needs quickly?
No, I didn't need to see the attendant

Special attributes my shower room had
No special attributes

How I rate the cleanliness of my shower room upon arrival
Pretty clean but not exceptional

What was the level of dust on top of the light fixtures, air vents and fan?
A lot

These were waiting for my use/enjoyment in my shower room upon arrival
Towel: one
Washcloth
Soap
Bathmat: cloth

What was the quality of the assigned bath towel(s)?
Adequate to meet my needs

How many towel hooks were in the room and where were they?
4
On the wall behind door
Opposite shower stall

How was the mirror?
Clean upon arrival
A light was over it
Fogged up during my shower

How was the fan in the room?
Fan worked well and was adjustable

How was the humidity in the room?
Too humid and water condensed on solid surfaces

How was the temperature in the room?
Very warm

Did the electrical outlets in the room work well?
Worked well

How was the shower designed?
I could turn on the water without getting wet
Shower head was pointed to minimize water splattering outside stall
There was neither a shower door nor a shower curtain
There was a light in the shower and it was dim
I did not feel cramped in the shower stall

How was the shower water temperature and pressure?
Water temperature and water pressure were controlled independently
Water temperature stayed consistent
Water pressure fluctuated slightly

What were the shower head and spray like?
Shower head was like one used in a home
Shower head was at a good height
Spray width was just right
Spray could pulsate
Spray type could be selected by user

Was counter space near or on back of sink adequate?
Yes, it was adequate

Was I cramped while sitting on the toilet?
No, I had adequate room

Was the toilet clean (nothing in the bowl and no debris on surface) and did it flush well?
Yes, clean and flushed well

How was any seat in the room?
The seat was built-in and big enough for an oversized shower bag

Was there a blow dryer in the room?
No

Was a manager's 'thank you for your business' letter posted in the room?
No

The level of mold or mildew in my room (such as on the grout in the shower stall) was
None that I could see

What locks or restrictors were on the door?
Door restrictor only

Anything else noteworthy about my shower experience
The light inside the shower stall could have been affected by the dark color of the tiles. It seemed rather dark to me personally.

How I grade this shower facility and my shower experience (A+ is the best; F- is the worst)?
C+

Would I recommend this shower facility to other professional truck drivers?
Maybe

Additional comments
It was VERY warm as I entered into the shower room. It felt as though there was no air conditioning running. It was raining outside and perhaps management felt that air conditioning wasn't needed.

If this is the case in the future, you will want to be exceptionally careful exiting from the shower, as the floors and sink were wet from condensation. You wouldn't want to slip and fall on the floor.

The fog on the mirror dissipated rather quickly when I turned the fan toward it.

I downgraded this shower experience because of these factors. Otherwise, it felt nice to get clean with hot water and soap and be on my way.

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