We wouldn't stay here again.
Posted Jun 22, 2016 on Hotels
A booking mix-up forced us to stay in Austin. We picked an inexpensive one with a name we trusted, Days Inn.
We arrived at dusk. People milled about or were sitting outside in chairs. A man walked around the parking lot peering into cars. We were afraid to leave the camping gear on top of the car so my husband worked to cram it inside. The room was filthy. The floor had clearly not been vacuumed. The dresser was pulled away from the wall and behind it I noticed a baggie of pills, half a pencil, some dried cereal and a condom wrapper. The flooring trim was peeling away from the walls. The bedspreads were dirty with holes that looked like cigarette burns. We all had black feet AFTER our showers and it rubbed off on the sheets. The hotel carpet turned our feet black.
The TV had no cable connection.
The AC didn’t work. It ran all night long and it never got under a muggy 80/85.
About 11pm, someone banged on our door. We were scared and didn’t immediately answer and they banged on the door again, then the window. I called the front desk and he was very polite and helpful and immediately went to see what was up, calling back to tell us that person in the neighboring room had gotten lost.
At 4am, the phone rang. Someone from another room asked me how to make a phone call.
In the morning, we had the sad breakfast of cereal, toast and yogurt.
This nightmare cost us $110; outrageous for what we “got”. I have stayed in much nicer places in Dallas for $65!