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Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton


This "Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton" is a review of the shower facility at the Pilot Travel Center in Staunton, VA, USA.

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Driver Info and Shower Info Overview:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

First Name: Mike
Last Name: Simons
Country: United States
You are a...: Company Driver
How many total years of professional driving experience do you have? (Please put fractions in decimals, such as 1/2 is 0.5): 10.5
What is the name and location of the truck stop shower you are reviewing? (Example: XYZ Truck Stop, MyTown, MyState, I-### at exit ###): Pilot Travel Center,
Staunton, VA,
I-81, exit 213A
On what date did you have this truck stop shower (month, day, year)?: August 25, 2010
How did you pay for this truck stop shower?: Free with minimum fuel purchase
How long was your wait for this shower?: Less than 10 minutes
How were showers assigned?: Automatically via kiosk,
Shower assignment could be seen on display,
Shower assignment announcement could be heard
What shower number did you have?: 8


Shower Room Overview:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

Did you need to see the attendant and did the attendant meet your needs quickly?: Yes, I needed to see the attendant and my needs were met quickly
What special attributes did the shower room have?: No special attributes
How would you rate the cleanliness of the shower room upon your arrival?: Just OK
What was the level of dust on the top of light fixtures, air vents and fan?: A little
What was waiting for your use/enjoyment in the shower room upon your arrival?: Towel: one,
Washcloth,
Soap,
Bathmat: paper,
Other (explain in comments below)
What was the quality of the bath towel(s)?: Thick and thirsty like a beach towel
How many towel hooks were in the room and where were they?: 4,
On wall behind door,
Directly outside shower stall
How was the mirror?: Positioned well for tall and short drivers,
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?: Slightly cool
How were the electrical outlets?: Worked well




Shower Specifics:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

How was the shower designed?: I could turn on the water without getting wet,
Shower head was pointed to minimize water splattering outside stall but it splattered out anyway,
There was neither a shower door nor a shower curtain,
There was a light in the shower and it worked well,
I felt cramped in the shower stall
How was the shower water temperature and pressure?: Water temperature and water pressure could not be controlled independently,
Water temperature fluctuated slightly,
Water pressure fluctuated slightly,
Water pressure was too high
How did you find the shower head and spray?: Spray width was too narrow,
Shower head was not like one used in a home,
Shower head was at a good height


Shower Room Specifics:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

Was counter space near the sink or space on back of sink adequate?: Yes, it was adequate
Did you feel cramped while sitting on the toilet?: No, I had adequate room
Was the toilet clean (nothing in 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 too small for an oversized shower bag
Was there a blow dryer in the room?: No
Was there a letter from the manager in the room thanking you for your business?: No
Was there any mold or mildew in the room (such as on the grout in the shower stall)?: Yes, a lot
What locks or restrictors were on the door?: None




Notes, Grade, Recommendation, Comments:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

Was there anything else noteworthy about your shower experience?: I marked that there was no door restrictor, but actually it was broken.

There were two signs in the room indicating who had "ownership" of the room: one over the door and one over the mirror. (See photos.) I wonder: who is responsible for cleaning this shower?

There was an incredible amount of mold/mildew on the grout between the tiles in the shower stall. Management really needs to treat this with bleach, a scrub brush and water.

Although the room was a little cool, I'd rather that it be a little cool than a little too warm.

The condensation that collected on the vent directly over the place where users stand in front of the sink dripped on the counter while I was there. If I had been bending over to look in the mirror or brushing my teeth over the sink, I would have been dripped on.

The tiles in the shower stall
were not comfortable to stand on.

There was some defacing of the toilet paper dispenser where someone had written on it.

In order to keep from being too cool when exiting the shower, I turned the fan off before going in, which contributed to the fogging of the mirror. After toweling off, I turned the fan back on and the fogging dissipated.

The towels were nice and warm when I got them, sort of like "fresh out of the oven" warm.
Based on your personal expectations, what grade would you give to this shower facility and your shower experience today (A+ is best; F- is worst)?: C+
Based on your experience today, would you recommend this shower facility to other professional drivers?: No way
Additional comments:: There was a small glass snifter with dried/artificial flower petals in it as a decoration on the counter.

The travel plaza was accessible by walking on a covered connector from the truck parking lot and where trucks fuel.


Photos, Part 1 of 4:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

Broken door restrictor and sign on back of door of Shower #8 at Pilot at Staunton, VA. Broken door restrictor and sign on back of door of Shower #8 at Pilot at Staunton, VA.

The first of two signs in Shower #8 at Pilot at Staunton, VA, indicating who had 'ownership' of cleaning the shower.
The first of two signs in Shower #8 at Pilot at Staunton, VA, indicating who had 'ownership' of cleaning the shower. This one says "Shower 8 by Dave and Tyler".

The second of two signs indicating who had 'ownership' of Shower #8 at the Pilot in Staunton, VA.
The second of two signs indicating who had 'ownership' of Shower #8 at the Pilot in Staunton, VA. This one says "Shower by Evan and Jeff".


Photos, Part 2 of 4:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

The mold and mildew situation in the upper left hand corner of the shower stall at Shower #8 at Pilot in Staunton, VA. The mold and mildew situation in the upper left hand corner of the shower stall at Shower #8 at Pilot in Staunton, VA.

A close-up of the mold or mildew situation from the photo above. A close-up of the mold or mildew situation from the photo above.


Photos, Part 3 of 4:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

The mold or mildew situation in the lower left hand corner of the shower stall in Shower #8 at the Pilot at Staunton, VA. The mold or mildew situation in the lower left hand corner of the shower stall in Shower #8 at the Pilot at Staunton, VA.

A close-up of the mold or mildew situation from the photo above. A close-up of the mold or mildew situation from the photo above.


Photos, Part 4 of 4:
"Shower Review Pilot Virginia Staunton"

The narrowness of the spray from the showerhead in Shower #8 at the Pilot in Staunton, VA.

Notice also the mold or mildew on the wall behind the showerhead, especially in the corner.
The narrowness of the spray from the showerhead in Shower #8 at the Pilot in Staunton, VA. Notice also the mold or mildew on the wall behind the showerhead, especially in the corner.

A close-up of the center of the vent directly above the space where users stand in front of the sink in Shower #8 at the Pilot in Staunton, VA. Notice the condensation, the drops forming to fall, and the dirt on the vent. A close-up of the center of the vent directly above the space where users stand in front of the sink in Shower #8 at the Pilot in Staunton, VA.

Notice the condensation, the drops forming to fall, and the dirt on the vent.







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