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TheRock wrote:So after a few hours I more or less adjusted to the smell. The bed was uncomfortable, but I had nearly fallen asleep soon after heading to bed around midnight. I didn't get far in my effort as the people next door seemed to feel they needed to choose this time to begin screaming at each other. Some woman was shrieking at her man to get out, you suck, blah blah blah. Yelling, stomping, door slamming, yelling in the parking lot, crying, you know, the basics. This goes on for 15-20 minutes. Then they head back inside, shouting at each other all the way. I call the front desk, assuming someone already has by now. The front desk guy tells me it has been brought to their attention and it is being dealt with.
So I'm kinda pissed so I turn the TV back on for a little while. I try again, but then around 2:00, they're back. Now the woman is crying hysterically about how sorry she is. Her dude yells back at her and storms out. She follows outside and he yells at her to get back inside. She pleads with him to come back, he yells for her to go inside, fun stuff. They continue arguing but thankfully walk off to go smoke some crack or something. 3:00 they wander back. Still yelling. I call the front desk again. Dude has no clue this is going on, I don't know how he couldn't hear it.
So now I'm VERY pissed, I have had no sleep and need to get up in 3 hours. I try falling asleep, but that's hard enough in an uncomfortable bed when you're not fuming. So I give up around 3:30 and figure if I'm up anyway, I might as well be productive. So I pack up what I had unpacked and decide a shower now would save me sometime in the morning. but you know, that's easier if you have a towel, and I hadn't looked til now, but I don't have any. I walk down to the office and tell the guy I don't have any towels. Apparently this isn't an unusual problem for them as he wasn't very surprised. But, he said he doesn't have any and they're all locked up in the housekeeping room, to which he doesn't have a key. When will they be in? Oh, around 8:00. Exactly when I need to be at work. Awesome. Well, if were wondering, you can in a pinch dry off with a hand towel if you find yourself staying in a hotel run by morons.
I did manage to get about 2 hours of sleep after that. In the morning I packed up and left. I met one of the managers and told him what had happened. I asked for and received a full refund for the night. He actually seemed genuinely concerned that there were problems and offered me a reduced rate and new room. I declined. Found a Sleep Inn not too far away and had my travel people book me there.
After work I check in at my new place. It's a brand new hotel,less than a year old I think. The front desk lady greets me warmly and offers me some fresh baked cookies. She points out the fitness center, kitchen area where the breakfast buffet is served, tells me all about the wireless internet and points to a computer they have set up in a sitting area where I can print anything I need to. She gives me a map of the surrounding area and highlights some nearby restaurants and makes sure I know how to get where I might need to go. I carry my stuff up to my room, enjoying the new carpet smell and up to date decor. My room smells faintly of potpourri and looks like it's never been used. Brand new everything. Very spacious, fully equipped including fridge and microwave. All the stuff I actually would expect in a mid price range hotel catering to business travelers. But the price? Well, with my company's discount rate with this chain it comes to $5 more than stupid Red Roof. Figure in the $10 I had to pay for wireless, and it's $5 less. Life is good. I'm going to bed.
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