Stayed in Prarie du Chien for several months on business travel. Delta Motel was the first motel I stayed in. I knew I would be there sometime so I immediately asked for the monthly rate and it was reasonable. I was going to be there through the holidays, Christmas, and New Years and I asked if it would be OK to have my wife and 2 children visit during the holidays. No problem. I was given a double queen at the end of the motel and it was pretty roomy and clean too. All good. A few days later, the owner/manager came knocking on the door asking me to move down a different room which was much smaller, and not so "modern". She said her daughter made a mistake and gave me this room at one of the other room's price and would like me to move to that room instead. I had already set up "house" and my work gear and it would be a huge inconvenience to move it all. She said that the room I was in goes for double what I was paying in the summer (peak season there). I understand that, however it was not peak season...it was the dead of winter....and like I said, the rate was "reasonable" She then said that they were actually losing money by me staying in this room. I know for a fact that they were not losing money on that room. A long term stay such as mine, even at a winter rate is much more profitable than only renting to an occasional weekender.
so I told her that this was the room I had been shown and agreed to.
"Fine" she said, "but I can't afford to give u housekeeping at that rate, only trash removal"
Later, my wife and kids came to visit for Christmas and New years. While I was away the owner/manager came to the room and asked my wife how much longer she was going to stay because she (my wife) and kids were costing them even more money because it used more hot water up. She said to have me stop in and talk to her when i got in. I did and she informed me that the room I was staying was not going to be available after that month and we would have to move to that other room.... AND it was $50.00 MORE than the original quote! I chose to take my business to the Holiday Shores in McGregor, IA, just acroos the river from Prairie. The room was just as nice and clean and $75 less a month.
One more thing, the Delta Motel did a very poor job of keeping the parking lot clear of ice and snow. I slipped twice and was late to work once because the snow was not plowed and I got stuck.
I fel that the business was very poorly managed, and had a total lack of hospitality
- Also Known As:
- Delta Hotel Prairie Du Chien
- Delta Prairie Du Chien
- Prairie Du Chien Delta