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“Nightmare stay. Very old condos.”

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Meridian CondoResorts
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nightmare stay. Very old condos.”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2004

This is not a hotel! It is some kind of senior condo area from what I can tell. Trip was a disaster. Had made reservation through expedia. Here is how it happened:

10/2/04. Called Meridian Condos at 4pm for directions. Redirected to answering service and attendant did not know how to give me directions. There is no front desk. There is no lobby. There is no manager to talk to.

After getting lost several times and buying a local map, found Meridian condos approx 8pm. Office was closed but key was taped to door of office with instructions (in a strip mall down the road). (No mention of this was made in advance.)

Entered condo. Condo had a very strong and bad smell to it, similar to a house that had many dogs and not cleaned. Condo was not visibly dirty, just smelled awful. Attempted to air out condo by opening windows. It did not work. Tried to call office, but just got redirected to answering service. At this point we wanted to leave but there was nobody to talk to and no way to check out.

Toilet was running. Toilet seat was very old and had paint chips coming off of it. Sheets on bed were clean but were very old and thin.

10/3/04 - After airing out condo all night, it still smelled terrible. At this point I made a new reservation at the Fairmont Marriot. We went to office at 9am to checkout. Representative of Meridian informed me there was no manager available and that no refund would be offered (we had paid for 5 nights in advance). She apologized to me for my complaints but also said she had never even been in the condo we were staying in. She let me know there would be no refund offered and that I should call Expedia. She did not offer a second condo for us to stay in.

Called Expedia and recounted the entire ordeal. Expedia refused to remedy situation and is not processing refund. Called Visa and reversed charges.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2004

Fabulous swimming pool with waterfalls for kids and parents alike.
Grounds pretty and well tended. Reasonable pricing for a two bedroom/bathroom unit and gave much needed space from each other after those long road trips. Rock-climbing wall/beach volleyball. Would definitely stay here again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2004

My family came in town for a week and I wish I would've had the chance to see this place before they stayed. The property was beautiful, but the room was lacking in tasteful furniture. I'm sure my grandmother felt right at home, but my mother was quite dissatified w/ how uncomfortable and out dated the decoration was for the price they paid.
Makes you question how companies 'advertise' themselves on their websites. Wouldn't recommend unless you don't care about the decor.

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Chino Hills, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2003

Four of us shared a 3-bedroom Meridian condo for a long weekend in November. We were delighted with the accommodations. For less than the price of two hotel rooms, we had 3 bedrooms (choice of 2 twins or a king in each), 2 baths, a living room, dining room, full kitchen, and patio, a washer and drier in the suite, plus the use of a lovely pool and two hot tubs. The location was excellent, within walking distance of an upscale shopping center with several nice restaurants. The beds were comfortable, the bathrooms and kitchen were clean (with the exception of a few dishes which had been put away dirty), and everything was in working order. The decor wasn't to our taste (made the rooms feel smaller than they really were) but otherwise we were quite satisfied. We will stay there again.

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Property: Meridian CondoResorts
Address: 8390 E Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-3188
Region: United States > Arizona > Central Arizona > Scottsdale
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Speciality Lodging in Scottsdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Meridian CondoResorts 3*
Number of rooms: 75
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The #1 value for golf accommodations in Scottsdale! With over 100 courses to choose from in our guaranteed tee time network, we take pleasure in arranging great value stay & play golf packages for beginners to the most discerning golf enthusiasts. ... more   less 
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