Affinity of Olympia In a word, INCONVENIENT
The building is constructed in a “U” shape, the elevators are located in the corners of the building making almost every apartment quite a distance when loading and unloading. As Affinity requires that all large items, are moved through the reception entrance, this increases the distance to your apartment.
Alternatively, you can use the entrances at the corners of the building but ONLY if you have paid the additional monthly fee of a parking spot. And as only a few spots are actually convenient, this makes procuring a parking spot quite competitive at times.
In most cities, or complexes, you are allowed to park nearest your apartment for a short amount of time to move your items into your new living space. Customarily, landlords/tenants are accommodating to these necessary actions. Not so here.
Affinity sends a bulletin with moving directions that require you to, Pull up to the entrance, unlock door, push your furniture etc into the reception area, down a long hallway to your unit, and repeat as many times as needed. Then back to your car and park in a free spot you can hopefully secure as all convenient spaces are “paid only”.
Technically, they do have a spot labeled “Loading Zone”. But it’s the size of a small normal spot and right smack next to a “paid” spot, also there is a fire zone labeled at the same spot.
After inquiries two local moving companies replied that they were reluctant to move tenants into Affinity because of the inconvenient moving policies.
We got a mover but they said they almost refused.
Rent does include WiFi and TV, but the channels available are limited and cannot be upgraded therefor Affinity’s choice of channels are now become your choice.
DVR is available but only from Affinity, it costs $250.00. After leaving we were told by management that the DVR would only work in that apartment and nowhere else rendering it useless once moved.
Affinity its amenities, but the pool is inconvenient to get to, it’s in another building, requiring a walk outside in all weather and the shortest route is purposefully blocked.
The sound coming from the Freeway is loud and constant unless you live on the street side. Keeping windows and patio door shut was required to dim the noise.
According to the website, they are a “refreshing new option” and that the “residents don’t have to compromise”. We found the attitudes of some of the staff very uncompromising.
We felt like we were being reprimanded more than once by staff and, by the regular bulletins about the need of correcting the actions of the residents.
Many moved away while we were there. Requiring ongoing sales and tours.
In attempting to contract the parent company to discuss my dismay with the management, I could not locate that contact information. the numbers found on the website were out of service. When I reached out to a different Affinity to obtain at least a
phone number, I was told it wasn’t available and asked repeatedly why I wanted it.
After being on hold for 35 minutes, I was told they would call me back. They never did. From that time on their response to any questions was ”we will get back to you” or quite often it was, “READ YOUR LEASE”?
“ SALES “ and protecting the company are “The” priority at Affinity. Big thumbs down.