Although a nightmare stay at the Canel Street "Days Inn" in New Orleans still hold the title as the worse "rip off" I've ever experienced, this place is firmly in second place. My wife and I took our 9 YO son to the lake for a quick overnighter and decided to "wing it"...bad idea. This place looked OK from the street and the room was tolarable, had the rate been around $59 per night. The problem is, I was fool enough to drop $178 ($159 before tax) on this dump!!
The room had a small frig and a microwave which was nice but that was where it ended. The pillows smelled like the guy that stayed there the night before and the bed was without a doubt the hardest, most uncomfortable bed that I have ever slept on. I'm not kidding when I say I would have been more comfortable on the floor. The sheet set had no fitted sheet only a flat sheet wrapped around the matress, (which was wrapped by some sort of child proof plastics liner). It was sleeping in a baby bed. Not sure what they were trying to protect...the $39.00 matress??
The room was as loud as it gets with people running up and down the hall until after 1:00 am. In the morning after prying myself out of the thing they called a bed, we discovered that not only was the complementary shampoo bottle 1/2 used, but so was the mouthwash AUGH!!!! Of course we brough our own, but just the fact that the staff would leave those items for the next guest , even on accident, is unacceptable on so many levels. Needsless to say, with nasty smelling pillows, sheets that didn't fit the bed and 1/2 used mouthwash bottles, we elected to skip leaving a gratuity in the thoughtful provided "house keeping gratuity envelope"...They must be joking right??!!.
We all showed and still had a problem mentally feeling clean so we swam in the lake to shake the feeling.
Maybe if I had only paid what the place was worth, I could have looked past a few things but for what I dropped, I left feeling like an idiot!! If you decide to stay here beware...you were warned!!
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