Not as good as 6, but still great
It seems this ep has two parts: the going from store to store part (kind of tedious and pointless) and the school part (more interesting, but still not as cool as the bar episode). I wish I could have actually done some sword fighting or target practice in the school. Anyway, still a great episode, and I can't wait to see ep 8.
By the way, I've been thinking about it, and I think maybe it actually is a ghost hotel, not a motel. In the 4 outtakes, you mentioned that it's a motel cause it's not too nice, but I think motels are, by definition, the kind of hotels without interior hallways (where the room doors are on the exterior of the building, like at a Motel 6). It's a motel because you park your car next to the room (motor-hotel). Since this isn't the case at the hotel in these games, it's a ghost hotel. It doesn't really matter considering we haven't even seen the "ghost motel" since episode 2!!!