The tipping the maid question is covered in tipping above. But, talk to me about other rudenesses in hotel and motel stays, and your favorite remedies, if any!
This isn't just in hotels, but it always seems worse in hotels and hospitals.
People, when the elevator stops, let the folks in it OUT before you shove your way in. Really, how hard is that? Have some damn courtesy.
Posted by: Kimberly
at September 3, 2010 7:06 PM
I once pulled back the bed spread and found a large spot of fresh blood on the inside of it. I pulled the spread off and threw it into the bathtub with the blood visible. Next day, on our return from sight seeing, we found it back on the bed. There was no way the maid had not seen the blood; the water in the tub had made the spot spread so that it was more obvious (yes, the maid had placed a wet, bloody bed spread on a guest bed).This time the bed spread went into the hall and I called the desk to advise them of the situation. At least the woman at the front desk was appropriately disgusted that it had not been removed from the room.
Posted by: Patti
at January 26, 2011 2:18 AM
My mother and I go on wine weekends to the same town in Missouri on the same weekend every fall. There are only two hotels. We used to stay at the newer one with no problems until about three years ago. They added a banquet hall so now they have wedding parties,usually Saturday nights.
So Thursday and Friday nights are great, but come 3am on Saturday, the noise begins! The talking and laughing in the hallway never bother me because I sleep with earplugs, but the the door slamming starts! Anyone who has stayed at a hotel knows the doors usually close on their own and not very quietly. The first year this happened, I called the front desk and it stopped immediately! Great! The next year I did the same but to no avail. I had to go out in my pj's to tell a bunch of supposed adults to quiet down, again at 3 am. This worked after about an hour,with me poking my head out twice. The next year was the worst and the last time we stayed. Same thing happens, called the desk, no help. So I go out again, ask nicely for them to quiet down and quit slamming doors. No one paid ANY attention to me, until one girl sort of pointed and laughed, then I screamed"Stop slamming the f*&king doors!" Everyone got real quiet and the same girl said "We aren't slamming the doors" I informed her that letting them slam on their own was the same thing, turned around and went to my room. About 15 min later someone knocked on my door! This time my mother got up to answer it. The guy apologized right away. The thing that really was the last straw was when I called the desk and complained, the stupid guy asked which room I was in, half asleep I could only remember which floor so I said the room next to the elevator on the third floor. "Which room?"he asked. There is only one room on any of the 3 floors next to the elevator, the other side is the ice machine!
Posted by: Sarah
at March 26, 2014 11:58 PM
Is a stop sign red or blue? (required):