too stayed at this hotel for a hockey tournament. The hallways had an odour and it appeared that they used "fragrances" of some sort to diguise it but the "frangrances" were strong and very hard on people sensitive to smells. I checked my room (which I always do) for bedbugs and did not see any sign. When we got word that bedbugs were found (I saw the two bugs in a jar) everyone from all of the teams checked their rooms and there was no signs of bedbugs. The two bugs were transluscent in colour and looked too large to be a bedbug. I understand they are brown (unless babies which would be much smaller than what I saw). Bedbugs can hide behind wallpaper - the bug I saw could not hide behind wallpaper. I spoke to the Manager at the front desk (he was helpful) and asked if he could confirm if bedbugs were found and whether there have been any bedbugs and he indicated no it was not a bedbug. He indicated they take precautions and is specialized in identifying such bugs. They also do treatments twice weekly to keep such bugs away.
While the hotel was not one of the nicest ones I have visited and the pool was dirty and the halls were musty smelling (with a strong fragrance throughout the mask the smell) the mattresses and sheets were clean. Only one case of so called bedbugs were found and to me (and confirmed by the Manager) they were not bedbugs. It was noted that it was a carpet mite.
I have to trust that in fact it was not a bedbug as once this gets out the reputation of any hotel is compromised.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Plus Haverhill, MA has recently been awarded the Best Western Worldwide Chairman's Award in November 2012 for its outstanding achievements in customer satisfaction and quality assurance. We offer a full hot complimentary breakfast, wireless internet throughout the building, as well as ample parking. We are situated right off of Interstate 495 Exit 49 which is very convenient for traveling throughout New England. We love having you stay with us! ... more less
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