It was (1) in sight of, and easy walking distance to, the Acropolis and most other interresting features of the city, and it was (2) the only hotel I could find that would give me an instant confirmation on my reservation.
With a name like 'Aphrodite', and its lowly place in the ratings, I was asked "just what kind of hotel is it? It isn't one of those 'by-the-hour places, is it???" by some of my co-workers. (And here I was, two weeks later, checking in with no luggage).
All in all it was a pretty decent place. It turned out to be typical of a dozen or so hotels in the district catering to international tourists who valued economy over luxury.
*I'm exagerating. There's A,B,C, E(conomy) and unrated.