I had to work a few hours this past Saturday (9/27/08) in Ocean City, MD, so my wife & I went down on Thursday to make a long weekend out of it. We stayed at the Days Inn on the boardwalk because they're prices weren't bad at all. Not too high, not too low. However, the old saying, "you get what you pay for" would have been a blessing in this case. We arrived Thursday afternoon, around 5pm. I went to check in and was given the key cards to room F206. The woman, who barely said a word to me other then "sign here", started to walk back into her office when I had to ask her where F206 was. She huffed a little and put me in the general area. When we opened the door to the room, the mildew smell hit us immediately. One of the two full-sized beds looked like someone had just slept in it and the bathroom was disgusting. The bathtub had mildew all over. I went back down to the office and asked to be changed to a room with a single queen or king in it like I had reserved two months ago. I was told they only had rooms with 2 full-sized beds because a convention was in town and they reserved the ones I had reserved. Knowing I wasn't going to get anywhere, I asked to be changed to a different room anyway because of the condition of F206. After about 10 minutes I was given the keys to F304. Still smelled like mildew, just not as bad. The rugs turned my white socks black in no time, too. The toilet ran until I eventually fixed it myself. When I went to use the iron and ironing board, I found a broken board along with an iron that no longer retained the water you put in it. The water reservoir was smashed and leaked all over. On our last night here, the room next to us was rented to a bunch of kids, no more than 18 or 19. Around 11:30pm they were on their balcony smoking and making a lot of noise. I went out to speak to them, and they were very nice about keeping it down. They also told me they had been waiting for someone to unclog their toilet for a few hours. A woman walked by below us and they yelled down to ask her about the status of their commode. They were told to come to the office and get a plunger. I wouldn't have believed it if I didn't hear it myself. The guy who I dealt with at check-out was very nice and asked if we enjoyed our stay. He's lucky he was nice.
Well, if you made it this far, thanks for reading. I hope this helped you out. Email me if you have any questions and have fun traveling!
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