Creepy and frustrating stay.
Posted Aug 5, 2016 on Hotels
On my recent stay, I had a few issues. I arrived there after a 36-hour day and a 6-hour drive, so all I wanted was a good night sleep before my presentation the next morning. When I arrived at my room, I found the door was open. Super creepy thing to discover late at night and at the end of a long hallway. And several things in the room were oddly out of place. So the first 20 minutes or so of my stay were spent checking and re-checking the space from top to bottom to make sure that I was the only occupant. After that, I was able to finally fall asleep. That is, until sunrise. Bafflingly, the sitting room (the room where you don't sleep) has heavy blackout drapes covering the windows, but the bedroom (the room where you do, in theory, sleep), had nothing but a thin white screen. So, at about 5:20 am, the bedroom lit up like a disco. The sitting room was, of course, dark as a cave. I considered sleeping in there, but I'm about 2 feet too tall for the couch, and I wasn't about to sleep on the floor.
I've enjoyed staying here before, so if my complaint was only one of these things, I'd probably have just let it go. But given the security risk of the open door and the fundamental failure of the room to serve its one intrinsic purpose, I have to say that I was very disappointed this time around.
Based on the circumstances, though, I can look on the bright side and say that at least I didn't get murdered in my room! Probably not a marquee endorsement.