I stayed in the Country Inn and Suites with three friends of mine during Spring Break. I am 23 and married and my friends are all 22. We are all responsible individuals. While some age restrictions during Spring Break are the norm in Panama City...this particular hotel's policies are so extreme as to treat anyone they deem to not be a "regular guest" as a 2nd class customer. In particular, the hotel requires any customer it deems to not be a "regular customer" to wear a wrist band during Spring Break. Any customer...(Older individuals) who is a "regular customer" is not required to wear any sort of wristband. In addition, we were actually told that we were not "regular customers" upon checkin. I understand having specific policies regarding security deposits and such as these are related to financial risks...but the armband policy does not do anything to assist with security. Any random 40 year old could sneak into the hotel while younger individuals are scrutinized and discriminated against.
If a hotel chooses to enact such a policy during Spring Break, they should require all customers to wear a wristband as this is the only way to realize any sort of security benefit. The Country Inn and Suites made me feel like a 2nd class customer throughout my entire stay.More
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