Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Dear Days Inn

When we found out your rooms in Christiansburg, Virginia were $75 (before the outrageous state taxes) I was kind of expecting a little something more than this...
(self explanatory)
(drain that seeped water continuously... and the faucet and shower head poured out rusty water... which was nice as it HIT MY FACE)
(mold on shower curtain)
(not our trash on the floor)
(unfortunately I didn't notice this hair ball until after I'd used the towel)
(the door had a huge crack... never mind the disgusting wall)

Not only was this room subpar... it was FUCKING DISGUSTING.

P.S. No one in our party has long brown hair.

P.P.S. The picture of the bottom of the door shows the sizeable crack (about 1/2") between the door and the door frame... that can't be economical... or safe.

26 comments:

Marie said...

Ewwwwwww.

lucinda said...

Now you know why Howie Mandell travels with ubber gloves, tongs and his own sheets. Not so crazy after all.

julie said...

double ewwwwww.

Haley said...

Yeah, you had me at hairball.

Julie said...

O.M.G.!!!! I hope you send a nice complaint letter along with these photos...that is horrible!!!

P/F said...

That would be a great email to send to Days Inn Corporate offices (maybe minus the f-bomb). Not that you're looking for it, but you'll probably get something out of it (like stay a night free, etc).

...Not related but I tend to obsessively check the bed in my hotel room for any sign of bedbugs, and the first thing I thought when I saw the picture of the bed was - "Did she check for bedbugs?" Ugh.

Mrs Furious said...

Ladies,
I left off the picture of the men's underwear that the maids flung out onto the walkway balcony in the morning. WTF?


P/F,
How do you check for bedbugs?!!!!

And yes corporate will be receiving an email.

Shannon - www.thedailybalance.com said...

Oh dear.

That is SOOOOOOO disgusting. wow.

Let us know about the response you get from Corporate -- should be interesting!

Andrea said...

gross gross gross I cant stay at hotels without feeling gross this would have sent me over the edge!

Heather said...

We got the bedbug bites after staying at a really fancy hotel in LA (a Westin).

FWIW, Priceline has insanely cheap deals on hotel rooms right now -- bad economy = crazy savings. We're staying at a Crowne Plaza in LA this weekend for $52 a night.

Staci said...

GAG!

Heather said...

PS that is seriously disgusting.

michelline said...

Wow. I want to hear the response on this one...

SUNSHINE MOM said...

YUCK!

Shirls said...

hubby and I once stopped at a roadside hotel in Florida late one night, like 2am late... we slept and then at 4am I had to pee, in the bathroom was a small roach on its back legs freaking out.. I made hubby get up and we left. Yes really, roaches? are you kidding me? I don't do roaches!

Mrs Furious said...

Of course they don't have a direct email so I can't send the pictures. I'm actually going to print them out and send them to the head corporate office!

Kiki said...

Ummmm, thank goodness you didn't have kit to test for biologicals...some things you just don't want to know!!

If you come to MB you can stay with me, no extra charge for clean towels!!! Heehee!!

P/F said...

"...How do you check for bedbugs?!!!!..."

It's not a matter of your need to check for bedbugs, but instead my over-the-top bedbug-phobia. I look at the edges of the mattress, especially corners/etc. Mostly you're looking for little rust specks - signs that they're there.
-My parents spent two weeks in a hotel in England and the morning before their last day, my mom went to fix the sheet that had come free from the corner of the bed - her mattress was nearly black with stains. She said, who'd pull back the sheets to check something like that besides her germophobe daughter?

Nutmeg said...

Bed bugs are kind of a big problem (I'm not saying they are in a lot of rooms, but more than you want and unrelated, neccessarily to the quality of the hotel, otherwise)

At the last conference I went to (entomological conference) I was at a session on pest management and the guy asked for a show of hands for the number of people who checked their hotel room for bedbugs... as you can imagine, about 90% of us raised our hands, (a room full of entomologists) and then he said... "How many of you FOUND bedbugs" and several people kept their hands raised and said they had switched hotels, etc.

As stated, check corners of mattresses and box springs, also behind headboards (usually attached to the wall with a slanted mounting board, so you can just life it straight up and look behind) and behind outlet covers and light switches and baseboards.

Bedbugs can be incredibly small (I've seen pictures of bedbugs hiding in NAILHOLES in wooden floors).

Okay, enough about bedbugs...

that room was DISGUSTING.

Mrs Furious said...

I'm so glad everyone is outraged since Mr F was acting like it was no big deal at the time. (of course he picked the hotel)

I'm not terribly phobic in general of germs or bugs... but Nutmeg & P/F have got me all riled up.
I didn't know you could see bedbugs period.


Shirls,
yeah the 2 AM thing is kind of what was going on here... we checked in and brought the kids up in the dark... didn't see the horrors until the morning. Gah.


Kiki,
I might take you up on that! :)

Kiki said...

I'm counting on it.

Christy said...

Hork

Reminds me of a Motel 6 we had to stay in once - ewwww

northerngurl said...

Good Lord, that's horrible!

Melanie said...

OH


MY


GOD

Please please please tell me you complained!!! I kept waiting for a picture of a giant bug which would have thrown me for a loop, but the giant frickin' hairball....I think I would have vomited. Yep, pretty sure I would have.

Mrs Furious said...

I sent an email but they have one of those email forms so I was limited in what I could send.

I am actually going to print the pictures and send them with a letter to the Wyndham Hotel Group headquarters.

Mrs Furious said...

OF course I have gotten NO feedback yet!

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