Not fit for human habitation + Worst service ever = The Akai. This place would get a no star rating if this system allowed that. My expectations were low to begin with, but it's mind blowing a place this filthy can be allowed to remain in business. I took a room at the Akai in August 2010 only because there was nothing else left in Canmore due to the long weekend. The room was not yet clean when I checked in at 2:30 pm and was told I could not see it. The service at this point was very courteous, but I should have walked away right then. I went by later and got my key, and went to the event I was attending. After arriving back to my room, # 41, early in the morning, I was greeted by the smell of rotting garbage, mold in the shower and no shower head, urine and hair on the bathroom floor behind the toilet, dried up food in the sink and fridge, and the dirtiest dark blue carpet I have ever seen. The cleanest thing in the room was the sheets on the bed. When I pulled these back to look at them, I happened to lean over the other side of the bed, and there was a half decayed pork chop on the floor. This was company to the pop bottles, hair, bottle caps and dirty kleenex also under the bed. There was no one in the office until 8:30 am, so I spent an uncomfortable night in my truck. My choice, right? When I approached the owner/manager in the morning, he didn't offer so much as an apology when I showed him the pork chop and flat out refused a refund or any other kind of reparation. After an attempt to reason with him and explain why the condition of the room was so poor I did not sleep in the room, he told me to get out and that he was calling the police. At this point, I am still a registered "guest", if only on paper, and have not even so much as raised my voice. I told him to yes please call the police, I would be happy to show them my room. Needless to say, I did not get my $107 back. If your last resort is the Akai, then you're better off sleeping in the park - it's cleaner.
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