I arrived at 3:30 pm. Check in time was at 3 pm but my room was not ready. Since I could not get in my room, I could not change clothes and try the pool. (Assuming the pool was open. Perhaps it hadn't been renovated either.) The outside temperature was over 90.
Supposedly the rooms had been renovated. All of the fixtures and ceiling in the bathroom were old. Actually they were in the process of renovating. There was a refrigerator in the room, set on high, but it wasn't cooling because someone brilliant person had not plugged it in. Same for one of the lamps that didn't work -- no one had plugged it in. The renovation job was in process and rather sloppy and spotty.
What made the place intolerable was that I had been promised a hot breakfast that did not materialize. The breakfast room was hot and no one in attendance. When I went to the office (Regency Inn in another building) to ask about the breakfast, I was told that the waffle iron didn't work and that the clerk had only found half a loaf of bread to set out. After I pressed him, telling him that if I had known that there would be no breakfast I would have brought my own food, I was given a discount. But all of this hassle killed my intention for an early start. The only place we could find that was open before 9 am was IHOP. We tried to order their cheapest discount but it was still double the discount on the room. It also delayed us by 2 hours.
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