I arrived on a Saturday evening. A friend called ahead to find out where I should park and I was instructed to park in the performing arts garage. As there was an Opera the evening, there was a line of cars entering and I entered along with them. I missed the signs that said it would be closing and locking my car in until the next day after 11:00.
I arrived at Hayes Valley Inn and the first thing I was told was that they didn't know I was bringing a dog. I assured the girl that I had indicated I was bringing a dog. I am not dumb enough to try to sneak in a 75 lb dog. She knew who I was due to my friend calling ahead for parking instructions. I informed her I would be leaving at 4:30 am for an event and confirmed the process for leaving the key as the office would not be staffed at that time.
The room was nice, I felt safe, and the night was eventless. The next morning however, I left, leaving the keys in the office and locking myself out. I arrived a block away at the parking ramp and my car was locked in. Icouldn't even get to it. I called the number listed on the building and after being lectured about not reading the sign, was told for $80 they would send someone from Oakland to open it. That person never arrived and I ended up sitting on the street for the next few hours. I coldn't really go anywhere because I had a large dog with me. A self proclaimed "ex felon" spent the majority of the time hanging around me. A nice gentleman did offer me money, apparently I looked homeless sitting there.
Eventually, I missed the event I had come to San Francisco for. I spoke with a nice 911 operator and police officer when the "ex felon" tried to shake me down for money. I'm certain it would have had a worse outcome if I hadn't had a dog to deter him from anything more and the cop agreed. I ended up going back to the Hayes Valley Inn under police escort and got back in to my room and went back to sleep and warmed up. The gentleman who was there when I returned was very kind. I got my car out after 11:00am
First, the directions to park in that ramp were horrible, even If I wasn't planning to leave so early.
Second, the customer is always right. Even if I did think I cold sneak in a 75lb dog, don't act like I didn't indicate it when I made my reservation. That's the main reason I stayed with you.
Third. I told you I was leaving early in the morning. You gave the instructions for me to park in that ramp. I realize you don't really care about me, but you could have told me that I wouldn't be able to get to me vehicle that early in the morning.
If it wouldn't have been for that girl giving poor information and being rude, I would have given this an excellent.
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