“I think NOT ... I would prefer a Motel 6!”
I originally intended to stay at the Pfister, and how i wish i had!
My first experience with the hotel was when we pulled up in front ... we were driven by a friend we had met on the flight so i was in the front passenger seat. At the exact moment we pulled up, a panhandler was standing at my door so close that i could not open my door without it contacting him. I had to ask him, then tell him, three times to please move away so that i could exit the car. I told the hotel at the front desk, it was my impression that they didn't care.
Friday evening i walked to the covenience store ~ a block away because i didn't want to pay $6.00 for the hotel bottle water ... i encountered groups of young men in various stages of inebriation and other folks of a sort that would cause one to recognize that one should be aware of the surroundings.
The room ... art deco ... i think not ... just old and worn.
One of the curtains was partially hanging loose.
There was a wall panel of some sort that had been partially pushed in far enough that one could insert one's hand in if they so chose.
The television cabinet looked like someone had dripped bleach, or a whitening stain of some sort down the front of it.
The couch cushions were sagging and uncomfortable.
We noticed that our sheets were stained, we left the placard on the bed requesting them to be changed the next morning, it was ignored.
We had no privacy placard to hang on the door so saturday morning housekeeping was banging on our door.
No coffee in the room ... well, in all honesty there was one packet of decaf ... but they do have a coffe shop in the lobby where they will gladly sell you all the coffee you might want!
Sunday morning having breakfast in the Envoy, a person from the "neighborhood" entered the fenced off patio and fell and busted his head open.
Sunday evening after our day's outing we returned to the hotel lounge to have a bite to eat before returning to our room. As we sat there a panhandler entered the lounge, walked up to each patron and asked for money ... and the staff did absolutely nothing.
We then returned to our room to find our room had not been made up at all.
We tried to speak with the hotel manager Monday morning when we cheked out, but he was too busy. We were assured by the front desk manager that if we left our contact munbers, the manager would call and speak with us. It's been three weeks and he has not.
I have stayed in hotels probably 150 nights over the last few years and this was the absolute worst experience that i can remember.
Be well and beware of pretty photos and nice words ... it's the substance that matters.
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