My husband and three kids (5, 3 and 9 months) got settled in Room 214 at the Best Western in Chattanooga, TN. It was s nice and long day of sightseeing and activity in Chattanooga and it took a while for the kids to go to sleep. As I was putting my daughter in, a spider crawled across the bed. I brushed it off and thought, OK-it's just a little spider, That could happen even in our house, right? My hubby and I were lying in bed with them and after about an hour+, they were asleep. I had been playing a game on my phone and a bug crawled on my pillow. I figured it was attracted to the light and dismissed it. But then I started itching. Again, I dismiised that as paranoia from seeing the first bug. After we knew the kids were sleeping, we turned on the lamp to look at maps/plan the next day. I said, "I think there's bugs in here." We pulled back the sheets and the disgusting chaos followed.
There were ticks, fleas, baby ticks, and two other kids of bugs that we're not sure of the brand. That's ticks and fleas with as "s." Plural. That's at least 5 different bug families in the room. That's blood-leaching, disease-carrying, disease-promoting bugs in the beds where we were lying for over an hour. My skin crawling and my stomach was lurching. Gross.
When I say multiple, I mean that we got a bug on a tissue, examied it, realized it was a tick, which you cannot kill by squishing it and put it in a hotel cup to show the front desk. Within 2 minutes, we had three ticks in the cup and 2 squished fleas on the sheets-squished with blood coming out of them.
The front desk basically just check us out, wouldn't help us find another room, wouldn't credit the money (we got the room on Priceline and the hotel hadn't been paid yet, so couldn't credit us yet. Whatever. The customer non-service was abysmal.
So, at midnight, we had to pack up our room, get three exhausted kids back into the car and drive home to then shower all 5 of us and go to sleep. Have you ever had to de-louse your family at 3am?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Royal Inn is located at Exit 174 conveniently off of I-24. This hotel is located just minutes from Downtown Chattanooga and other local attractions. For guest convenience this hotel offers Complimentary Deluxe Hot Breakfast Buffet, In Room Coffee Service, Microwave, Refrigerator, 40" LCD Flat Screen TV, Free Wi-Fi Connection, 24 hour state of the art Business Center, Outdoor Pool, and Free Parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Royal Hotel Chattanooga
- Best Western Chattanooga
- Chattanooga Best Western