So, I stayed at this hotel last night. Check-in was fine and overall the place appeared clean. However, upon leaving the counter and riding the elevator to the 3rd floor, my girlfriend and I were bombarded by the smell of smoke. I am not one to complain about smoke. I have a dad, mom, step-dad, brother, and sister who smoke. I am used to the smell. However, the smell can be too strong. As in, I wouldn't want to sniff an ashtray. That's just what we got. An ashtray immediately after stepping off the elevator. The whole floor. We made it in the room and shut the door. The room was clean and comfortable enough. It could of used an update but I wasn't expecting much by that point. During the course of the evening though, I kept smelling smoke. Turns out, there is a small opening under the door. And it comes from there and wafts into your room and, eventually, your nose. So, I took one of the three towels the put in the bathroom and stuffed it under the door. End of story right? Nope. I thought I had it beat and was feeling pretty sure of myself at that point. I was wrong though. While I had beat the smoke from the hall. I had failed to notice that the whole room smelled at certain intervals like someone was passing gas. Now, I am a man and, as a man, I do let some go on occasion. However, this was not me and I thought "Oh dear, maybe it is my girlfriend," even though we were on opposite sides of the room. I am not generally a sexist (although I do enjoy a home-cooked meal, well starched shirt, and clean house). So, I said, if I can then of course I won't complain if she does every once in a while. Maybe it was something she ate. We have been together 9 months. It's about time to let our true selves out. It wasn't that strong either. It was just a sniff here and there. So, I went to bed. But before that, She told me that she thought she was allergic to something in the room. I had that feeling too, even though I do not have allergies and just thought it was the smoke. Took a Benadryl and thought nothing of it.
Woke up the next morning to the maid service opening doors in the hallway with what I can only assume to be Terry Tate style enthusiasm. If you don't know the Terrible Terry Tate (Triple T), you should YouTube him and watch his Reebok commercials. Did I mention it was 8:30am? No? Oh, well that was the time. Also, another magical thing about this hotel is that every sound in the hallway makes it into every room and you can hear it like you are right there. So, the guy doing his laundry at the 3rd floor laundry facility (yes there is one) who accidentally left the change in his pocket, you can hear every clang of every penny and every clunk of every quarter. I had to endure that too. Skip all that though and go to the morning when I wake up thinking the NFL is having training camp in the hallway. I smile and my girlfriend smiles (because we laugh at stuff like this) and we get up.
She tells me that she couldn't breathe well last night and that I snored. I only snore when I am sick (because it clogs my nose). I chalked it up to the room. While packing, we discussed the room and how we were never coming back and she the "fart" smell. That made me laugh because it is a word I never thought I would hear her say. She told me she thought it was me. Nope, sure wasn't. But we did identify that the whole room smelled like something had laid a stink bomb somewhere and the smell hadn't been properly removed from the room. Maybe it was mold; who knows.
So, in short. 3rd floor smells like an ashtray, and that is even with no one smoking in the hall. You have to block your door to stop the smell. But that doesn't stop the general "fart" smell. Take some Febreze. Oh, and earplugs because your REALLY can hear every little thing in the hallways. And look up the Terrible Terry Tate so you can have a good laugh today.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Quality Suites At Carolina Place Mall is ideally located with easy access from Interstate 77 and Interstate 485, and is less than four miles from Carowinds amusement park. This Pineville, NC hotel is also minutes from Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Knights Stadium, Time Warner Cable Arena, the U.S. National Whitewater Center and the Charlotte Douglas International Airport. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Quality Inn Pineville
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