I'm now convinced that the Pacific Inn of Sunnyvale is by far the greatest value available in my pricerange.
For the same price, I can have the generic horrible experience at Motel 6, with the smaller television (by eight inches), no meals provided, and complete absence of class which reflects on me directly. But it is 10 minutes closer to the conference, and I can go with two full beds instead of a queen, which allows for the possibility that I'll find someone to chip in for half.
So, horrible experience it is. Gotta love that pragmatism.