The toilet was in the bathtub!
Posted Sep 29, 2016 on Orbitz
We ended up in Bellingham on a busy college weekend without hotel reservations. Our usual stop there (Hampton Inn by the airport) had no rooms, likewise any other hotel in Bellingham. We were able to get a room at Semiahmoo. We checked in, were given keys. When we opened the room, it was apparent immediately that something was amiss. There was a dry vac in the entry to the bathroom, and when we looked in the bathroom! The drywall was falling off the wall and the toilet had been removed and was in the bathtub! It was obvious the room was uninhabitable and we dragged our luggage back to the lobby. The desk clerk, seeing us return so quickly, asked if there was a problem. When I said,"Yes! The toilet is in the bathtub!" , she simply said, "Oh" and gave us keys to another room -- no apology, no explanation, nothing. We dragged our luggage upstairs once more. This room was habitable, but the door to the armoire in the room and the door to the safe inside both swung open every time we walked past!. Rather than calling the front desk from whom we had received such lukewarm attention, we used one of my hair elastic bands to "bungee" the door closed during our stay.
Another disappointment was the bathtub itself -- a standard, shallow tub, unsuitable for soaking. The Hampton Inn, at $160 a night, has a deep soaking tub. I would expect a "resort and spa" charging $264 a night to have a tub in which spa products such as bath salts could be used.
Don't waste your money.