The room you and Elizabeth stayed in was built just 10 years ago. Your furnishings are just a few years old, you were provided with a new 50-inch samsung television with netflix and amenities like a refrigerator (which is new), free bottled water and of course Wi-Fi. You're provided with big, fluffy white towels, plenty of washcloths, and the bathroom is stocked with shampoo, conditioner, soaps and bodywash.
The house itself was built in 1960 and while the kitchen is dated, it's about to undergo a renovation. You have to think of Airbnb like the "Uber" of the hospitality industry. What you save by not spending $150/night at the Hyatt Regency just down the street, comes with the trade-off that you're staying in someone's home. In an older neighborhood. For $35 you got a very clean, nicely-appointed room in a great location. And I'm very flexible about late check-ins.