Mystery Hotel Dirty
Posted Nov 1, 2016
First, let me say that normally my experience with expedia flights and hotels has been fine. This is the first time that I tried their "mystery" hotel process in which you find out what hotel it is that you are staying at after you book and pay.
It was too good to be true, a 3 star hotel by the Montreal airport with a free shuttle to the airport for way less than what an airport hotel would cost - yes, indeed, too good to be true.
After paying for the mystery hotel, and finding out it was the Travelodge by the Montreal airport, I was very taken aback by the other reviews but like any experienced traveller, I decided to experience it for myself and make my own judgment.
From the outside and the reception area, the Travelodge appears to be a decent 3 star but not so after leaving the reception area and walking to my room. The farther I got away from the reception area, the more the hotel deteriorated with shabby walls and dirty carpets, and there was no exception with the hotel room either. The couch was filthy with spots and stains on it so I wouldn't even sit on it, as was the chair at the desk. The side tables, coffee table and desk were worn and covered with ring marks. The carpet was filthy, so much so that I didn't feel comfortable taking off my socks...even the little pad of paper by on the side table by the bed had a small stain on it.
I will not stay here again nor use the mystery hotel process again!