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“Worst Weekend of My Life”
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Days Inn Altus
Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Altus
Certificate of Excellence
Normangee, Texas
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Worst Weekend of My Life”
Reviewed August 7, 2012

This was the worst weekend of my life. I never wonted to go back to Texas so badly.

I was in Altus, OK for a wedding. It was going to be a great weekend. We i arrived at the hotel i checked in. The rate was wrong. Should have been a wedding group rate of $40.00 not the $59.99 that i was charged. When i questioned the rate i was told to talk to the manager the next day. I agreed and went to my room. The room was like a sauna. The air conditioner was off in the room and it had been 114 degrees outside all day. I turned the air conditioner on and proceeded to the rehersal dinner. I was gone for about 4 hours when i got back to the room. It was still a sauna. I called down and asked if they had any more rooms. I was told that they were fully booked. I had to get up 2 times in the middle of the night and take a shower to cool down. I tought i was going to pass out from the heat.

When i went & spoke Paul Newnum (Assist. Manager) the next morning, he said he would fix the rate and have someone look at the air conditioner. At 3:00 pm, I called the front desk and asked what was wrong with the air conditioner. No one had even looked at it !!!! At 4:00 pm the front desk called back and said that i needed to move rooms. I said no. I was getting dress for the wedding with was at 5:00 pm. Send someone up here to fix it. The maintence man was very nice and said that the unit was not working correctly and that he was going to change it out if he couldn't fix it.

That was only one of the problems. The BED was horrible. I felt every spring in it and then i was ate up by BED BUGS. I have bites all over my body that was not there before i got to the room. You can tell where everyone sat on the bed because it was leanning to that side.

The shower handle falls off in your hand. The room very dated. The walls where cracked and the carpet by the air conditioner had been wet many times. You could see the water stains on the carpet and wall. There is only one ice machine out of 3 working and none of the coke machines work and per Mr. Newnum they know this. But are not in a hurry to fix any of the problems.

I don't recommend this hotel to anyone. DON'T waist your time. Pay the extra money and stay in a updated hotel. Not one that is falling down. Management is very lazy, Mr. Newnum wouldn't even stand up to talk to me. It was a joke talking to him. Oh and by the way, the rate that Mr. Newnum said he fix was never done.

Thank you Best Western for the worst weekend of my life !!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Altus, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
I am very sorry for the bad stay you had with us recently, and have discussed your concerns privately. There was no evidence of bed bugs found in your room, which was immediately inspected by the professional pest control company we use. We value all guest feedback and have addressed and made the necessary repairs to your room. I will review the in room maintenance program we have to ensure that the proper procedures are being followed so these issues don't recurr. I hope you will consider giving us another chance to earn your trust the next time you are in Altus.
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Melbourne, Arkansas
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

Great hot breakfast bar with everything a southerner could want for breakfast except pancakes and I'm not sure if they had them or not--too busy with my bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Altus, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Thanks for staying with us and sharing your review and rating. They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and I'm glad to hear you like ours, and hope the rest of your day was terrific, too. We look forward to the next opportunity we have to serve you and welcome you back to our hotel.
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Pompano Beach, Florida
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Reviewed July 7, 2012

Room was clean. All staff very friendly. Carpet dated and bed sagging and uncomfortable. My Non Smoking room reaked of smoke. A fog of smoke was coming through bathroom ceiling tiles - smelt like a smokey bar at 8 am. It triggered my asthma! My daughter's room next door was similar. If smoke bothers you, don't stay here. Breakfast was decent. Facility is tired and needs a facelift.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Altus, responded to this review, July 10, 2012
Please accept my apologies for the smokey conditions you found in your rooms during your recent stay with us. We want all our guests to be able to relax and enjoy themselves while they are here, and welcome all feedback. I will work with our housekeeping department to make sure the proper procedures are in place and being used to ensure a worry free stay for every guest. I hope you will consider giving us another chance to earn your trust the next time you are in Altus.
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Denver, Colorado
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Reviewed June 21, 2012

This hotel is showing its age. My room was supposed to be non-smoking, but there was a smell of smoke which I believe came from the innards of the air conditioning unit and from the dark blue/green carpet which must be at least 20 years old.

The walls of my room were covered with old wallpaper that was starting to come loose at the seams. The aged carpet showed permanent indentations where the former furniture in the room stood. The furniture has been somewhat updated - as noted, there are permanent dents in the carpet from the original stuff - but until they replace the carpet and remove the old wallpaper, and either thoroughly clean or replace the a/c unit, the room will remain dingy and dated.

I stayed there for 4 nights when in town to visit family, deciding to take a chance on this older place instead of one of the newer hotels in town, to save money. I wouldn't stay there again if I could get into one of the newer places in Altus.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Altus, responded to this review, June 24, 2012
I am sorry you were disappointed with the conditions you found in your room during your last visit. We welcome and value all input and feedback from our valued guests, and appreciate that you took the time to write and share your comments. I will use your review to emphasize the need for our housekeeping and maintenance team members to be extra diligence during our daily cleaning and maintenance procedures, as we want all our guests to be happy they decided to stay with us. I hope you will reconsider and give us another chance to earn your trust the next time you are in town, and that you will be happy with the improvements we make.
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altus, ok
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

we stayed there several times in the past and we went back again and was not disappointed. the pool was great the hot tub was awesome! room was clean also the tv was older it was ok. will be going back again if we ever need to stay in a hotel again!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank smpayne
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, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Altus, responded to this review, June 24, 2012
Thanks for your many visits, and for taking the time to share your comments about us. I am glad that you are pleased with the accommodations and service we provide, and look forward to welcoming you back the next time you are in town.
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Milliken, CO
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Upon walking in our room for the first time, I heard water running. I went to the bathroom to find the bathtub faucet running, the tub drain stopper was in and if we had been there 5 minutes later the whole room would have been flooded, to make matters worse we were on the 2nd floor, so the poor souls under us would have had a mess too! I called the front desk to report it and instead of being told "I am so sorry that happened, let me have someone come check to make sure everything is alright", instead there was silence. The tub was filthy. We also didn't have enough towels for 2 people and had to walk to the front desk on the other side of the building to get more because there was not one other person working at 7 pm on a Friday except James at the front desk. We were also told upson check in that the indoor pool was closed for maintenance, however it is connected to the outdoor pool and there were no signs posted, so this left us wondering what the heck?

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Altus, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
I am truly sorry for the poor conditions and service you encountered here during your recent stay with us, and hope you will accept my sincere apologies. The Altus City Water plant has been working on their facility, which has had some brown water to be distributed, temporarily here, and we had a seperate water issue that caused us to run water in all the rooms, and we obviously forgot to turn yours off after the issue was resolved. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience here, which I will use in discussions and training to improve our service. Our housekeeping & maintenance teams are committed to providing clean and comfortable rooms for all our guests, and I hope you will give us another chance to earn your trust another time.
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2012

I stayed here after a night of stormchasing, maybe all the moths, bugs, beetles etc were trying to gain access to the hotel due to a nearby storm. Whether they were or they werent there were hundreds of the things loitering outside the hotel when i arrived. SOme had even managed to get thourgh 2 sets of double doors into the reception.

My room was ok and had a comfortable bed, BUT. I had to take by bags back outside the hotel, up some urine soaked stairs before i could go insideas my room was on the upper level. When inside there was a half dead beetle in the bathroom and another one in the sink area outside. Not good. I also had to solve the problem of the 3 massive moths that were lodging with me before i could go to sleep.

The hotel facilities looked good, pool, bar etc but i just couldnt wait to leave. Would it have been a problem for staff to sweep the bugs out of my room and away from reception? CLearly it was.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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KJacobsVPZMC, Guest Relations Manager at Days Inn Altus, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Stormchasing, WOW! Thank you for choosing us and for posting your comments. I'm very sorry about the bugs, and for the poor service and conditions you found here. We welcome all input and feedback from our guests, and are working hard to improve our operation. I hope you will consider us again and be pleased with the changes the next time you are in Altus.
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Property: Days Inn Altus
Address: 2804 N Main St, Altus, OK 73521-1309 (Formerly Best Western)
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Location: United States > Oklahoma > Altus
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 7 Hotels in Altus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Days Inn Altus 2.5*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly Renovated Pet-Friendly Hotel With Onsite Lounge Near Altus Air Force Base and Western Oklahoma State College For convenience and family-friendly hospitality near Altus Air Force Base, stay at our newly renovated Days Inn Altus hotel. Western Oklahoma State College, Quartz Mountain Aerospace and the Cancer Center of Southwest Oklahoma are also nearby, as well as attractions like the Altus Speedway, shops and restaurants, making us a great value among Altus hotels and motels. Our pet-friendly Altus hotel boasts a number of amenities: free Daybreak continental breakfast with new healthy options and a selection of savory hot items; both indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools; fitness room; hot tub - perfect for soothing aching muscles; ample free parking including parking for large vehicles; and our Candlelit Lounge, the ideal spot to kick back and relax at the end of the day - we'll even treat you to two free drinks when you check in! Each of our guest rooms comes equipped with flat screen HDTV, mini-refrigerator, microwave, and free Wi-Fi Internet access. Suites are also available at our non-smoking Altus, OK hotel. ... more   less 
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