From a person who has (in his 18 short years) been to many places on earth, I have found no other place to compare to this dump. I was forced to go to this hotel while attending the Skills USA/VICA National Competition in Kansas City (every state stays in a hotel together). The list of things wrong with this hotel could go on for hours, but I will list a few of the more interesting ones.
-If we needed a key to get in the room, we just went to the desk and asked for a key to that room. They handed it over without even checking ID or anything. We tested this out by asking for a key to our advisor's room, and they gave it to us, no questions asked.
-There was a pond behind the hotel, filled with over two hundred floating, rotting fish carcasses. It was one of the most nauseating things I had ever smelled.
-The decomposing fish smell was being sucked into the rooms that were adjacent to the lake via the air conditioners (provided they actually worked, as many people's did not). And since the temperature was over 100 degrees, we weren't going without the air conditiioner so we had to deal with the dead fish smell.
-There were literally cockroaches in the hotel. I saw two of them.
-My bed was made three out of the five nights I was there. The other two, the "room service" consisted of putting new towels and taking out the old ones. Nothing more.
-If you needed a pen and pad of paper (which listed a hotel that was NOT the one we were at, might I add), the front desk did not have any. They told you to contact housekeeping. Of course, after 5pm housekeeping is gone. Their response? "Go back to your room to get the one in there."
-The wait staff at the restaurant took five minutes to FIND the lunch menus.
-My room was two doors away from the lobby, and all we heard all night was people in the lobby.
-Our room was facing the parking lot, and there were actual strips of vertical blinds missing from the window (which was the entire wall, might i add.) Not a comforting sight when you are trying to change and you can clearly see through the many open slots the parking lot and everyone in it.
-Behind one of the desks, there was an extension cord with about 5 or 6 plugs attached to it, probably a fire hazard.
-Our advisor had no remote to his television, and it took the hotel four days to bring him one.
The list goes on from there. The hotel was dirty, run-down, poorly staffed and managed, and just an absolute eyesore. Don't let the (almost) nice outside fool you, this hotel is the pits. We have heard that the hotel was supposed to have been bought out by the Clarion chain, but they terminated the deal post 9/11. Personally, i believe that they cancelled the deal upon sight of the hotel's interior. The hotel looks like it was actually a decent place a few years ago, but they haven't done a single thing to keep it looking nice, and has degenerated to the point where it is just unacceptable. Rumor has it from the locals that the hotel is only used by people who solicit prostitution and college students to throw parties in. I'm not surprised. Avoid this hotel at all costs!!
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Hotel Kansas City
- Hotel International Kansas City
- Intrigue Park Place Hotel