Shower Review Pilot Georgia Dalton
This "Shower Review Pilot Georgia Dalton" is a review
of the shower facility at the Pilot
Travel Center in Dalton, GA, USA, based upon our
expectations of what a shower facility that caters to professional
truck drivers of commercial motor vehicles should be like, our own
preferences (especially in comparison to a home bathroom), and our
Location: Pilot Travel
Dalton, GA, I-75, exit 326
Overall facility: "Shower
- Showers assigned
- Keyless entry via keypad
on printout from kiosk)
- Shower number being
called could be heard in the travel store
- Shower customer number
shower number could be seen on display in the travel store
- Shower is free with
gallon purchase of fuel from a Pilot Travel Center anywhere in the
nation within the last 5 days.
Pros: "Shower Review Pilot
- Shower was clean upon arrival
- There was plenty of counter
space at the sink
- Fan worked well
- Mirror was well positioned on
wall behind sink for
both short and tall drivers
- There was a ceiling mounted
light over the mirror, to allow male shower customers to keep from
nicked while shaving.
- Water pressure from sink was
- Electrical outlets worked well
- Showerhead was positioned far
enough back in
the stall to minimize
splattering on floor outside stall
- There was no significant change
in water pressure or discernible change in water temperature when a
toilet was flushed.
- Door had a deadbolt lock that
- Door restrictor worked well
- Towels were thick and thirsty,
like beach towels
- Washcloths were sufficiently
- Toilet flushed well
- One towel and washcloth was
waiting for us in the room; we were able to get two more towels from
the attendant, which had two more washcloths folded up inside.
- There were two shower
attendants milling around when we arrived.
- A packaged bar of soap was in
- The "decorations" in the room
included a vase of artificial eucalyptus on the counter (in the corner)
and two John Deere signs on the walls.
- There was a good amount of
lighting in the room.
- Built-in seat was just right
for our oversized shower bag.
- There were 5 towel hooks in the
room: one on the back of the door, three on the wall behind the door
and one directly outside the shower stall, so that customers could
reach the towel from inside the stall.
- There was a goodly amount of
room between the toilet and the toilet paper dispenser.
- The room was spacious enough to
keep us from feeling crowded.
- A letter from the Store
Director was mounted in a frame on the wall near the mirror, in which
he stated his appreciation for our business and he provided info if we
needed to contact someone either personally or by phone. This was a
- Two pieces of candy were
waiting for us, which was also a nice touch
Cons: "Shower Review Pilot
- The showerhead and water
combination was the "sand blaster" type: the water flow was way too
hard. Management needs
to back off on the pressure by at least 25%.
- Showerhead was too close to the
ceiling to be positioned by shorter customers
- Shower water could not be
turned on without getting wet
- The mirror was slightly
discolored in places.
- It got a little warm in the
room while we were there; even though the mirror never fogged up, the
ventilation could have been a little better.
- Normally on a sink, the hot
water faucet is on the left and the cold water faucet is on the right;
in this shower room, the temperatures were reversed (cold on left, hot
Overall grade for this
facility on a scale of A+ to F- (with A+ being the best, F- being the
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