A group of friends and I were going to the Airborne Museum and we booked this place online. We had an 88 year old WWII veteran in our party who arrived before us and checked in so he could nap. When the rest of us arrived in the lobby, we started looking at each other realizing this wasn't the place to be. However, because our friend was already checked in and taking a nap, we felt kind of stuck. We went ahead and checked in.
We had a total of 7 in our party and we were split amongst 3 rooms. I walked in my room in an unlit hallway and noticed the spring was broken on the door (which makes it slam shut for safety in a hotel). The room was definitely beat up, but fairly clean. I pulled the sheets back to inspect the bed and they appeared clean. I checked the bathroom and found that the shower wall was damaged. I figured I'd check on the vet and visited his room. The room was similarly beat up.
I stepped out to go to the 3rd room and saw a woman walking down the hall. I noticed she was checking doors and realized I had left mine open (again, no spring). She asked how I was doing and "if I needed any entertainment tonight". I told her no and saw her push my door open and ask my roommate, who was still inside the room, the same question. Great!!! Not even there 5 minutes and a prostitute is working the halls! I knocked on the door of our 3rd room to tell my buddy a "your not going to believe this" story. Well, he beat me to the punch by saying "I stepped on a crack pipe in the bathroom!" (We're both former narcotics officers, we know what they look like) Super!!! We're packing up!
We gathered our things and went up to the desk clerk and advised that we weren't staying and we'd like our money back. The clerk hesitated for a bit, but quickly relented when we asked her to call the local police (seemed really anxious not to have them around). We got our money back and also phoned the manager at home.
Think the story is done? Think again....
While we were waiting for a cab to get out of there, a man walked into the lobby, waved at the clerk, and walked back to where the rooms are. Having a little bit of police sense, we looked back the hallway and watched the man check all of the doors down the hallway. I shook my head and decided I'd keep a lookout for the cab outside in front of the hotel. While waiting, the man came outside a short while later and approached me. He politely, and rather strongly, suggested I give him some money. Being a bit PO'd at the episode at this point, I politely told him to hit the trail. I'm not sure if it was my tone, or the fact that the rest of my party decided to join me outside that caused him to change his tone. He then advised me he was homeless and lived nearby and that if I could please spare some money. I have a heart, but not after his initial tone. See ya!
One thing, but it may not be related, but it might be. My credit card number was used in a Pizza Hut in Louisville, KY 2 days after leaving the hotel. Coincidence?
If you read this and still go to this place, YOU ARE NUTS!!!!
- Also Known As:
- Ramada Inn Fayetteville
- Fayetteville Ramada
- Ramada Fayetteville