TWhen we travel, we always like to create a top ten favorites list for good memories of our trips. Since there wasnt a single item to place on the "top ten" list regarding the Howard Johnson hotel on Oxmoor Road in Birmingham, AL, we decided to come up with a "worst ten" list instead.
10. A non refundable payment due to a last minute booked Internet purchase.
9. Thirty minutes of shifting and lifting furniture to determine the reasons why only one of the four installed light fixtures would illuminate.
8. "Toothpaste, mouthwash, sewing kits available at front desk". When requesting one of these items from the hotel, the expression of the snickering front desk clerk was classic. Please. Like these items have ever been provided.
7. The floor lamp collapsed when trying to turn it on. Reassembly required.
6. Fungus amongus. Period.
5. Temporarily closed pool appeared to have algae, mildews, dirt, rotting sewage, and garbage in it. The one thing that was missing was water.
4. Television was older than I am. And I'm in my 40's (early ones of course)
3. No showers taken due to fear of potential electrocution. Flickering of the lights in the shower when touching the shower rod caused this fear.
2. Upon returning from dinner, we returned to find six police cars, flashing lights, a crowd of other worried motel patrons, and a crying woman wearing denim mini shorts, high heels and a sports bra. she was filing a complaint with an officer directly in front of our "Room". We scurried past the melee to avoid any bullets that went awry. five minutes later, there was a beating of knocks at the door. reluctantly opening it, we were relieved to find an officer who kindly asked us to leave our contact information just in case we witnessed the crime scene.
1. Previously Used prophylactics stuck on the carpeting. Really?
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Express Birmingham Hotel Birmingham
- Howard Johnson Birmingham
- Birmingham Howard Johnson