We travelled a LONG way & the weather was awful so were looking for a little bit of luxury & warmth when we checked in here. After reading all the glowing reviews on Trip Advisor, we thought that this would be idyllic. Well, not really
The guy who served us was very friendly, he checked us into a room with a fireplace/whirlpool (the no dogs/kids one.....which we expected to be QUIET bt more on that later!).
We thought we'd have a lovely relaxing night, having a jacuzzi & a peaceful sleep, esp as there were only 3 guests in our section of the hotel (us included).....problem is, they lobbed all of us next to each other or on top of us. The person above had a jacuzzi, which made the room vibrate & make a loud noise. Okay, it was only 7pm, thats fine. Then the moron (sorry, no other way to describe him!) decided to have a jacuzzi at 8pm and same problem - the room vibrated & made a loud noise - BUT when the idiot decided to have a jacuzzi at 11pm, that was really annoying, PLUS, he had his tv turned up full volume (obviously so he could listen when he was in the jacuzzi!) and he kept the tv on LOUD till 1.30am. Great!!! BUT then from 7pm until when we moved rooms the next day, the fireplace whistled loudly & inconsistently ALL NIGHT LONG! At first, I thought it was boats in the ocean BUT no, it was the non maintained flue of the fireplace. I did NOT get to sleep till after 3am and only when I put in earplugs AND noise reduction head phones and yep, even through this, I could still hear the whistling fireplace. Even my husband who can sleep thru anything needed to put in earplugs, thats how loud/annoying the flue/neighbour was.
We told the manager, who moved us to another room, begrudgingly. And when we said how annoying the fireplace whistling was & how little sleep we got, she shrugged and said "well, its worse on the 3rd floor, thats the noise they make!" (amazing no1 has said ANYTHING about this fact ever in TA). Um,no, they dont. We have stayed in 6 hotels with fireplaces AND had a fireplace at home and not one of them has ever made this noise......it was like she was implying we are idiots who have never been near a GAS operated fireplace. If properly looked after/maintained, they DONT make this noise. We have been travelling around the US for 3 months now & dont appreciate being treated like we have never stayed in a hotel before, especially one with a fireplace
Great, thanks for the sympathy, and we were NOT rude, we never are but I dont know why she gave us such a nasty attitude. We shouldve checked out then BUT no, being the suckers we are, we stayed in the "new room" (which by the way, smelled of dog pee WHICH doesnt bother us that much as we love animals. Still, not good for people who dont like animals). Well, then there was no hot water, a borken heater in the bedroom.....lovely when youve had a day out in the cold and are freezing. So, we said this only to be told again with a sigh that the water takes a minute to warm up. Well, it took 10 minutes of being run continually for it to become as warm as Im sure that dog pee was. Lukewarm is NOT hot.......I swear it was the same temp as urine!!!!
We couldnt wait to leave.......................................
Oh, nice location and clean BUT maintenance is required all year round. If you dont want to look after all rooms, then shut some off in winter and look after the ones that are instead of letting honest travellers check in to subpar accomodations
Beach was lovely and the local harbour seals were awesome BUT that is nothing to do with the hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wonderful Cape Cod style inn with beautiful ocean and bay views at the South end of Lincoln City. Relax a variety of rooms and suites some with Whirlpool tubs and decks, and others with separate bedrooms and kitchens. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFi, and easy beach access. Many dog friendly rooms available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Looking Glass Hotel Lincoln City
- Looking Glass Lincoln City