Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala

This “Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala” is a review of the shower facility at the Pilot Travel Center in Ocala, FL, USA.

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Driver Info and Shower Info Overview: Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala

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,
Ocala, FL,
I-75, exit 358 (Store #92, the one with the Wendy’s
On what date did you have this truck stop shower (month, day, year)?: August 19, 2010
How did you pay for this truck stop shower?: Free with minimum fuel purchase
How long was your wait for this shower?: No waiting
How were showers assigned?: Automatically via kiosk
What shower number did you have?: 7

Shower Room Overview: Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala

Did you need to see the attendant and did the attendant meet your needs quickly?: Yes, I needed to see the attendant but my needs were not met quickly
What special attributes did the shower room have?: Oversized for a team
How would you rate the cleanliness of the shower room upon your arrival?: Pretty clean but not exceptional
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,
Bathmat: paper
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?: 3,
Opposite shower stall
How was the mirror?: Clean upon arrival,
Positioned well for tall and short drivers,
A light was over it,
Did not fog 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 warm
How were the electrical outlets?: Worked well

Shower Specifics: Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala

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 a shower curtain and it was adequate,
There was a light in the shower and it worked well,
I did not feel 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 just right
How did you find the shower head and spray?: Spray width was just right,
Shower head was like one used in a home,
Shower head was at a good height

Shower Room Specifics: Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala

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?: Not clean but 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?: Door restrictor only

Notes, Grade, Recommendation, Comments, Part 1: Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala

Was there anything else noteworthy about your shower experience?: My wife and I both had problems getting the shower water temperature cooler. The way the faucet works in this shower, it only takes about 1/4 turn to get hot water. This shower has really hot water!

There was a significant amount of mold/mildew in the grout between tiles outside the shower stall, meaning that this room does not have adequate ventilation.

While it has been said that Florida has hard water and one may expect some hard water stains in the toilet, my wife noticed other specks on the back of the toilet bowl between the water and the rim that appeared as though they could have been fecal marks that could have been scrubbed off. There were obvious water stains.

The shower curtain in this room was in good repair.

The built-in seat was much too small for a medium-build man to sit on, especially since it was in the corner.

While the electrical outlet worked well, its placement on the wall was not well thought out. In using our blow dryer from a standing position in front of the mirror behind the sink, the cord kept catching on the underside of the counter overhang.

Notes, Grade, Recommendation, Comments, Part 2: Shower Review Pilot Florida Ocala

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)?: B+
Based on your experience today, would you recommend this shower facility to other professional drivers?: Maybe
Additional comments:: My wife wondered why extra towels were locked up in the cabinet and accessible only to the porter. I wouldn’t have had to wait on extra towels if I had had access to this cabinet. There was a cart in the hallway where a limited supply of extra towels could have been stored. We wonder if this facility has experienced towel theft in the past.

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