Days Inn or No Tell Motel – You Decide What My Stay Really Is

January 13, 2009

by — Posted in Personal Writing

Tonight the weather was bad so instead of taking what would be an unsafe over three hour commute home I decided I was going to get a hotel room.   My wife had called and warned me before I was really aware of the weather so she was aware with no surprises.   I managed to get a room that in a clear day would take me less then eight minutes to get to the office.   Tonight it took me over twenty to get here.  The last three minutes was getting into the snow entrenched parking lot that was on a slight incline and had about 5 inches of unplowed snow – I spun the car sideways getting in.

When I was consulting I stayed in many hotels.  I also learned before you went anywhere in bad weather to get a reservation.   So at this hotel close to work I had reserved my room, it came to around forty dollars before tax.    Let’s have a tour through the room and see if it it’s worth it.

The following pictures were taken with my cell phone so please excuse the quality.

This is my coffee table – seems someone didn’t like it very much.

Bathroom shot one – somewhat normal right?

Still somewhat normal – not great by any means though…

OMG – WTF IS THAT????   First here we have the MELTED hair dryer plug  then you have that round knob next to it.   Did you know it took me a good five minutes to get the light on in the bathroom because of that damn knob.   You see you have to turn it, and then the light is on a timer, when the timer runs out the light goes off.   Maybe this is a green initiative by Days Inn.

Another standard Bathroom shot.

Well I at least have tissues I can cry into.

I’m glad it wasn’t hot – I don’t really want to touch the air conditioning knob.

Mobile blogging station / Bed shot.

Another bed shot.

Such neat and orderly hangars they have around here.

Ah – I can iron my clothes with this conveniently placed ironing board.

On closer examination – maybe I don’t want to use this ironing board.

Look a TV, The Bucket List is playing – I don’t think this hotel was on their list of stops in the movie.   Also if you adjusted the location of the TV – the picture goes bad.  It’s not a wiring connection either – it’s just retarded.

My mother had that lamp – she got it over twenty years ago.

My heater that doesn’t fully heat the room

I call this area the west wing.

I think this coffee maker would make a lot of people cry – and those styrofoam cups are the only cups in the room.

My alarm clock, it would be my jelly bean station, but I don’t have any jelly beans.

Cross advertising – I’m not sure which name is getting dragged through the mud on this deal….

This is where the air conditioning would have come out with if it was below freezing outside.

Well at least I have a smoke detector, I’ll be safe for the night.  Something looks a little wrong though.

Yes this is the way I found it.  So if I die in a fire tonight – you all know who is to blame.

I’ve stayed at bad places, but this may be one of the worst.  It does look nice on the outside though.

BTW – I think I know what happened to the iron and why it’s gone.   There seems to be a melted carpet spot in just the shape of an iron on the floor – it didn’t quite come out though – pity.

6 thoughts on “Days Inn or No Tell Motel – You Decide What My Stay Really Is

  1. Motel Update 1 – the hot water turned all the way up is bearable – I think this is the first hotel I could take the temperature that high.

  2. Update 4 – the matrix is playing on cable – yet there is tons of snow in the picture – almost like I need to put someone on it to adjust the rabbit years and hold positions – yet there are no rabbit ears…..

  3. Wow, that's pretty bad! The worst hotel I stayed in was a Quality Inn. The bathroom had something really gross all over the walls and the maid staff thought I was nuts because I wanted it cleaned! These days I'm much more assertive – if my room is awful, I'm at the front desk immediately getting a new one and a discount.

    Microtel's are really nice – they're clean, the heat/ac works, and the blankets were SOFT, not that typical scratchy hotel blanket most have. Free breakfast of muffins and really good coffee too! Nicer than any hotel I've been in!

  4. Wow, that's pretty bad! The worst hotel I stayed in was a Quality Inn. The bathroom had something really gross all over the walls and the maid staff thought I was nuts because I wanted it cleaned! These days I'm much more assertive – if my room is awful, I'm at the front desk immediately getting a new one and a discount.

    Microtel's are really nice – they're clean, the heat/ac works, and the blankets were SOFT, not that typical scratchy hotel blanket most have. Free breakfast of muffins and really good coffee too! Nicer than any hotel I've been in!

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