One night stay in room 61, a deluxe sixplex suite.
For the price, I expected the room to be almost comparable with the pristine location. Not so. I don't often stay in accommodations in the $300+ price range, but when I do I certainly want to have an experience that justifies the expense.
The front desk and housekeeping staff were extremely helpful in getting us into our room a couple of hours ahead of time, and even calling to let me know when the room was ready. A great start to the stay!
On the surface, the room appeared well maintained with cozy decor and wonderful patio space for some drinks. Although I appreciated the basket of chocolate, nuts, chips and other goodies left on the table, I had a chuckle while reading the "Welcome Guest" card, as it was addressed to someone else. Not a big deal. Hopefully those other guests didn't miss out on the basket entirely, and got mine instead!
There were, however, other things that I found a bit more offensive. Dirty dishes in the cupboard, burn holes in the oven mitts, coffee stains on almost every page of the book containing details about the property, a time without hot water (which was sorted out quickly), and...holes in the sheets and pillow cases on the bed.
I have years of experience in hotel and resort housekeeping which may leave me overly critical in some respects. That being said, I am usually more than forgiving, as I know what it is like to clean up after people day in and day out. I was fine until I saw the sheets on the bed - there is no excuse for linen of this quality still being in rotation! At least two people touched these items before I checked in, and the person who made the bed was obviously one of them!
I haven't stayed anywhere else in the area, but I am certain that I could find similar quality for less of a charge on my credit card.
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