So this place seems quaint, the people seem friendly on the exterior, and it is a hotel in the most corrupt part of Lakeland, Florida so I was not expecting it to be "glamorous" or "ritzy". It was just a place to stay for a few months while working, and steadily ON TIME paying real good money to these people every two weeks only to watch as slowly....
The WIFI got horrible. Not enough routers to access across the Hotel so a lot of rooms have very poor connections. The past 9 days there has been no WIFI what so ever and this Hotel advertises it. ( Never trust a hotel that has to advertise on Craigslist. That was my bad.. haha )
The LAKEFRONT Property so advertised is a sham. There is a huge wooden pavilion - tiki bar - dock set up in the back of the property where the wood is rotted from being near the lake for over 20 years, and is infested with Termites. Don't walk on this if you are over 78lbs, so that left some of us more healthy people from being able to walk around and catch some fresh air. Now the more suitable meth-heads, homeless and desititute people and prostitutes who venture along Memorial Blvd of course could hang out down there as they are starving, and gaunt.
Time moved on a little more in my few months of staying, and sure enough...
The RAILINGS along the walkways are prying loose from their concrete boltings.
The LIGHT FIXTURES are dropping from the ceilings and shattering on the sidewalks and walkways, and when informed when it happens. It takes them within an hour to respond and clean up when it should take less than 1 minute to correct the situation as it is a safety violation.
February 26th 2014...
Third month into being there..
The entire roofing in the corridor leading to my room collapses. I am talking concrete plaster insulation piping, rotten timbers of wood that have been up there for over 20 years because a piece of concrete with a metal plating was clearly labelled CNT (something or other) 1992 est. That was the first time the inside of that roof had seen day light since then. So they placed out yellow caution tape causing me to have to always go a longer away around the Hotel property to get to my room which was right next to this catastrophe.
( Room 2303 being the first room able to be rented as the entire front portion of the Hotel is unrentable due to walls, doors and ceilings collapsing. )
Can anyone say Code Enforcement?
At this very moment I am placing a complaint with them and city officials as I checked out last night. Got hassled over a remote control that was never in there room so the guy STOLE money out of my very hand so that he could feed his meth-addiction or what not, rather than fix up his hotel. And the pile of rubble at this moment is still sitting there in the corridor.
A hotel should not, and will not stay open in this condition.
Do not stay here people, your very lives are at risk.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Economy/Extended Stay 130 Guest Room Hotel featuring Olympic sized swimming pool, fitness center, banquet hall, lakefront tiki deck, bbq area, fishing dock. ... more less
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