Hotels like people have bad days. I have traveled enough to know that you never know when you are going to hit that bad day.
So when we arrived on the Friday before Labor Day to a mumbling desk clerk who was asking too many questions and not giving us any service, I was irritated. We got into the room and there was a large sticky spot on the floor. I mean very sticky, as in pull your socks off sticky. It was probably spilled soda but why didn’t the maid find it and clean it. We left the desk chair over the sticky spot.
There was some sort of noise that sounded like a squeak that was continuous from somewhere that seemed to be over head (on the second floor). It woke us up early the next day so we went to take a shower and found that there was no or very little hot water. We muddled through somehow.
We discovered that there was no information about the high speed internet and by accident I found a CAT-5 plug, however I never was able to connect. Every night we had to run the vent fan as someone was smoking near our room. Running the vent was the only way to prevent the smell. (I wish hotels would buy systems that allow the fan to run continuously and inject hot or cold as needed.) The room was always a bit cool in the morning.
The next day the shower was fine. In the middle of the night I awoke and when I went back to bed my foot found some sort of crusty patch on the lower corner of the bottom sheet, it was bigger than my foot! Well that put me right off sleeping and when exhaustion was about to overtake me, the squeaking took off.
It was like rolling thunder. Every day it was something else and seemingly worse than the one before. This was not a bad day, it is a bad hotel. Despite its convenient location to our family, I doubt we will ever stay there again.
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