The Stoney Creek Inn is very nice, with beautiful lobbies and good sized, well appointed rooms. However, I will not be staying there again on any of our future visits to Columbia, as I am concerned about their risk management practices.
At 4 am, the smoke detector in our room began to beep loudly. We removed the battery, and called the front desk, as it continued to beep, because it was connected to the electrical system for safety measures. The battery was replaced within 10 minutes. Although I was unhappy at the rude awakening so early in the morning, it really wasn't a big deal until I looked at the battery the next morning. That's when I noticed that the battery had expired one year previous. It was obvious to me at that point that the battery had not been changed in quite some time- surely not twice a year as recommended. (I checked some batteries at home to see how long until they expired, and the date was 2022, so I know the smoke detector battery was very old.)
I contacted the manager, Michael Kelly, and was told that although the batteries are checked twice a year, our particular room must have been missed. I have a hard time believing that a battery that had expired in March of 2013 had just been missed once.
Mr. Kelly offered to upgrade us to a suite on our next visit, or discount the previous stay. I have requested a discount, as I don't feel comfortable staying at Stoney Creek Inn again. My husband and I will be staying in Columbia often in the upcoming months, but we won't be staying there, which is disappointing, as in other respects, it appeared to be a nice hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center of Columbia is conveniently located to all attractions within in this growing college city, home to the University of Missouri, Stephens and Columbia Colleges. Our Northwoods Lodge themed guest rooms offer many unique accommodations, including stone fireplace-equipped suites and all assured to provide each of our guests a relaxing and enjoyable experience. We also offer 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting space just right for weddings, reunions and business events. ... more less
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- Stoney Creek Columbia
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