I travel all over the country for work and have stayed in hundreds of hotels. This was the worst. Room was filthy. Dirt and dust bunnies everywhere. Paint peeling everywhere specifically in the bathroom. Bathroom had one full size towel that I'm sure has been washed and reused since 1975 because it was paper thing. Cigarette burns were on the edge of the bathtub. I had to bang on the TV every ten minutes to get it to work. There was some weird dead frog thing that sat on the walkway outside on the third floor for the whole 3 nights I was there. Unbelievable that nobody took the time to clean that up for days. I had two of my employees staying in two different rooms and there situations were both the same as mine but they didn't have to bang on their TV's to get them to work. One guy complained he Itched really bad after sleeping in the bed. One good thing about the hotel is now I know where to find dirty looking prostitutes if someday I become a dirty sleezy old man. Worst part about the hotel...the manager. This guy acted like he had given up on life and now hates his job with a passion. When I first arrived I talked to him and told him I own a marketing company and because of some new work in town I will be needing 3-5 rooms every week for the next two months at least. He told me to hold on and finished up a conversation he was having with his buddy on his cell phone. After about 5 minutes he just reaches over and hands me his card and told me to come back some other time to work something out. That hotel couldn't have been at more than 30% filled and I couldn't believe he didn't jump at the opportunity to fill more rooms. Then the next day I called for an Iron and Ironing board. He said I have to come down and get it which is fine, I didn't care. I get down there and he only has the Iron and he said they didn't have any boards. I kinda put up a stink because I NEED and Ironing board. I have wrinkled cloths and a meeting soon with a new client. He said ok and he will have one sent to my room in 5-10 min. Cool. 25mins go by...nothing. I call. "I'm very sorry sir. Give me 5-10 more mins". Fine. 30 mins later. I call again. Same thing, 5-10 more mins. 15 mins go by and I'm getting angry. I go out in the hall to see if there a housekeeper and I notice the storage door is cracked right across the hall from my room. I peek inside and there I find at least 20 Ironing boards. I grabbed one got cloths Ironed and was only 10 minutes late to my meeting, which was THE WHOLE REASON I WAS IN TOWN! All in all, worst hotel ever. I've been in third world countries that had better places to stay.
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