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Posted by Kcress on 06/28/2006
ATLANTIC CITY - BOARDWALK, NEW JERSEY -- For $225/night, we expected a decent experience. I know that the hotels in A.C. are all pricey... so we felt safe and comfortable with the Days Inn. The room wasn't great (it was mismatched and cheap looking), but it was clean.
We had a great night in Atlantic City. We returned later on and went to sleep. In the very early hours of the morning, we received a sexually obscene and threatening phone call, which sounded like it was coming from another room in the hotel. I hung up on the caller and was so shaken I couldn't sleep. I kept the light on the rest of the night.
We immediately called the front desk, who said that they had no way of knowing who called and couldn't help us. Needless to say, they were completely unapologetic.
Upon check out, I told the front desk staff and BOTH of the managers. Who, were also completely apologetic and did not offer anything to make us feel better.
I explained that for $225/night, I expected to actually be able to sleep and feel safe and comfortable. They didn't care. The manager also noted that he "had no idea who it could be" but five minutes later said "I have a feeling I know who it is, but I can't say for sure." He also mentioned that this had happened to other guests, but they didn't have any records or call logs. I find that hard to believe.
I was so upset that I called the Days Inn corporate office. They took down all of my contact information - THEN turned around and gave it to the exact same manager I spoke to the day before. He called me and was so rude and angry with my fiance' and myself.
I called BACK to corporate and told them that this was ridiculous. They said they couldn't do anything until 7 days went by, then they would review my case.
My fiance' called back again (the same day) and told them that this was unacceptable. They promised to have a supervisor call us back within 24 hours. They never did.
About 4 days later, we received a passively agressive and RUDE email from the AC hotel staff AND a letter from corporate. That was it.
I work in an industry and a position where you ALWAYS keep your clients and customers happy, especially if something horrible happens.
Apparently, Days Inn has a completely different motto.

After this experience, I will NEVER stay at Days Inn again, in Atlantic City or ANY city!
     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-28:
I am curious...what would have made you "feel better?" As far as I know the motel/hotel only logs outgoing calls and would have no control over who calls in to your room. Obscene telephone calls are disturbing and rude to be sure but to blame them on the establishment you are staying is reaching pretty far.
Posted by Doc J on 2006-06-28:
Random, crank calls are normal occurances in even the finest hotels. You mention the price/night. It would appear you're using the incident to position yourself for a bargain rate. Interestingly, some people would be equally "offended" on the grounds of 'privacy' if Days Inn kept a log of all room-to-room calls. The post strikes me as an all out assault on Mt. Molehill.
Posted by miketech on 2006-06-28:
Sounds more like a job for the police than hotel staff.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-28:
Also, keeping the light on the rest of the night isn't going to do you any good. My husband and I were interrupted at a decent hotel by someone pulling the fire alarm. I went back to sleep as soon as we found out it was kids pulling a prank. Best to be armed when you are in unfamiliar territory. We always are!
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-28:
Keep the phone off the hook?
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-28:
Mrs. M. quite good advice, considering most of us have mobile phones. Spending the evening with your honey? You really don't need to be disturbed...LOL
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-06-28:
My mortgage is $900.00 a month and I've gotten this type of phone call more than once before. I haven't though
of having the bank make ammends for this. Hmmm. Is this your first prank call? Hopefully your future husband will learn to make to feel safe so you can sleep at night.
Posted by Anonymous on 2006-06-29:
Hey Dorcas, what are you wearing right now?
Posted by DORCAS on 2006-06-29:
sheriff:AAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!! I'm calling my bank right now. (OH, a tank top and jammie bottoms )
Posted by Sarah Dubin on 2008-11-01:
I agree that the guest services are awful... as we had a horrible experience and are so outraged...i resent being treated poorly by the days inn, but ofcourse they are over reaching themselves... if you have facebook, join the group: boycott the days inn. I want everyone to know how horrible they really are!!!
Posted by LORI on 2011-05-22:
I ALSO WORK AT A DAYS INN IN IDAHO. I APOLOGIZE FOR DAYS INN EMPLOYEES ANYWHERE.
HOWEVER I AM SORRY TO SAY THAT WE AT THE FRONT DESK IN FACT DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO WHO CALLS WHO IF ITS FROM A ROOM TO A ROOM. MOST HOTELS HAVE A PHONE SYSTEM WHERE THE ROOM NUMBERS LIGHT UP IF THE PHONE IS IN USE. THE PHONES AT DAYS INNS ARE JUST SWITCHBOARDS THAT SAY THE ROOM NUMBER ONLY IF IT CALLS THE FRONT DESK. SOME HOTELS HAVE A PRINTER CONNECTED TO THE PHONE SO THEY CAN BILL LONG DISTANCE CHARGES, BUT OURS DOESNT HAVE A PRINTER SO THERE REALLY IS NO WAY TO TELL. I HOPE THIS HELPS SOMEWHAT.
Posted by Randy on 2011-06-20:
I had a wedding to attend in St. Charles MO. and the Days Inn that I stayed in was nasty and disgusting. I wish you had a way to post pictures on your web site because I have some of my own that I would like to add.

In our room. the toilet was backed up and nasty.. the shower curtain had mold growing on the lower 12". In the room.. burned out light bulbs. What looked like baby food slung on the walls.. holes in the sheets.. water soaked carpeting that I found after I put on my dress socks for the wedding. Carpets were severely stained. Food on the floor between the night stand and the bed.. I was afraid to touch anything and after looking on line and seeing that hundreds of people have tried complaining to the Corp Office with no call back and any justification.. I figured I would just be wasting my time. Anyone who gets any type of discount after complaining should feel lucky Most that I have seen searching on line got nothing and were pretty much told you are S.O.L. I will NEVER, EVER stay at a Days Inn again. From what I've seen Nation Wide I'm surprised that they are sill in business. Management and owners obviously have no morals and values. STAY AWAY FROM DAY"S INN
Posted by J. D. Byrd on 2011-07-06:
I just spent a night on a bed that must have had a matress filled with golf balls. The shower was dirty, the door had a draft (in TX that means hot air) there was evidence the place had not been cleaned properly in months. Only thing working properly was the AC and again in TX that was a good thing. I will not stay at a Days Inn again.
Posted by Cindy on 2011-07-31:
We had a terrible experience ourselves at a Days Inn over the weekend. Can you give me the corporate office email and phone number? I have been looking and can't find it. Thank you and sorry for your horrible stay.
Posted by wow on 2012-01-21:
Days Inns take alot of wear and tear. The rates at most are very affordable. Carpets should be done once a year, bed sheets shouldnt be dirty. customer service should be friendly. But no motel runs back ground checks on their guests before they can check in and everyone bad doesnt have a certain look. Employees cant stand by your door while you sleep. They can guarantee the door locks.bad peolpe come from all walks of life now days. You shouldnt even have felt affended front desk couldnt do anything. All I have to say is all motels there are good and bad but all arent the same. In this past ecconomy its a wander that any Motel can even afford staff to work the desk and clean the rooms. Bottom line is you cant judge all motels the same.
Posted by not a rap fan on 2012-02-23:
There was a time when Days Inn motels were owned and run by people who were American. Now it seems they are under the management of people whose first home is outside the U.S. It has been my observation that these people frequently are more concerned about making money than providing decent, clean, safe, and economical operations. They simply don't have American values of cleanliness, proper upkeep of what's visible, and truly assisting guests.
Posted by Peggy S. on 2012-04-28:
Was refused a room due to my assist dog complete w/documents. I don't know who owns this franchise, but here in AMERICA an assist animal is even allowed to board an airplane right along with suicide bombers. This is against the law in the USA, someone NEEDS to address this!!!!!
Posted by ruby on 2012-06-14:
I always felt as if Days Inn was a good place to say until yeserday... My husband and i stayed atone in Covington,ky... the floor was so stained i was would not take my shoes off until i went to bed... the curtains were pinned together because the pull cord was broken, the sink taps were corroded,the tissue box was rusted, the chairs were filthy and worn out..and there were more many more things wrong...
No i did not complain to management as there was only one young girl working so what could she have done..... but believe it or not.. the bed was clean and comfortable...
but i will not stay at a Days Inn again...
Posted by Anna on 2012-06-30:
I had a similar experience at a Days in in Colorado springs on south circle. We literally found cat poop on the floor that had been there for several days. The front desk staff didn't care. I asked for a refund or at least a discount on my rate of 100$ a night. They refused because their manager was "out of town". The towels had hairs on them so we were afraid to use those, every room looked like it had either had a huge fight in it or been raided by police. The chain on the door was broken. We had to get 2 rooms becuase we were evacuees from a wildfire in our area. In the second room (the one with the several days old cat poop) the toilet didn't work. In the second room first it was so filthy I asked them for a new room, in the second room it was cleaner but we found a cigarrette butt under the bed, the beds both sunk in the middle and were very uncomfortable. I have called and reported this to their corporate office and am waiting to find out what happens. I am also having my bank dispute the charges. I wouldn't put someone I hated in this hotel. Staying there was a nightmare.
Posted by Debbie on 2012-07-14:
First of all you people who are critizing the customer for complaining are full of crap! You must be the staff she complained to. At the very least, as a CUSTOMER she should have been treated with respect by EVERY STAFF PERSON SHE SPOKE TOO. Paying $225. a night for a room at any motel/hotel, anywhere, DEMANDS respect! If you worked for me you would have been fired immediately for being disrespectful. And I agree with her that I too will never stay at another Day's Inn ever again. I recently stayed at Day's Inn, North Ft. Jackson, in Blythewood, SC. There were no clean towels in the room and a dirty one hanging on the back of the bathroom door. My first thought was "I wonder if the tub was even cleaned." I doubt it, though I have no way of knowing for sure. The coffe pot had not been cleaned, the floors were stained, the walls were stained. I wonder how often the bedspreads get changed and washed. The sheets were never changed during our stay. I know because I always mark them with a small dot when we arrive. Another thing I always do is pull the sheets back and look for bedbugs. Luckily I've not come across any yet. When we went to the desk to tell them we had no clean towels and a dirty one had been left, we were simply handed towels across the counter. No one even offered to remove the dirty one. The TV reception was fuzzy, and 1 day after coming back from our days activity I found cleaning supplies left in the room. We were in the area for my son's graduation from bootcamp. Granted we didn't pay near what the other lady paid, but I'm saddened that this is how families of the men and women who are going off to serve our country are treated. And from what I'm reading this is standard service across the nation. Day's Inn used be a respectable chain. No more. Get the buck, that's all Day's Inn seems to care about. Thanks to Gordon Ramsey's new show "Hotel Hell", from now on, I'm taking a black light with me to every hotel I stay in. If it's as dirty as I feel that Day's Inn was, I'm demanding a refund on the spot!
Posted by Betty on 2012-07-19:
I would like to say staying at a Days Inn was the worst hotel I ever been in. This Days Inn was in Huber Heights Dayton, OH. The pics that they advertise on their website are false. They show a pic of their pool with a jacuzzi which they do not have, because it has been filled in with concrete, rooms with jacuzzi they do not have they have. they have handicap showers with hand made wooden benches,dirty carpets,holes in their bed sheets,stained pillows and cases,stained chairs,k-9 units circling their parking lot, also hookers and johns in the parking lot. So my advice to anyone wanted to stay at a Days Inn don't stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by DK on 2012-07-24:
We stayed at a Days Inn in Colorado Springs on S Circle Drive, of the 5 rooms booked 3 had issues
Posted by On2beheard on 2013-01-26:
Spokane Days Inn had to be the dirtiest! I understand that the rates are reasonable, but there should be NO REASON for dirty. I had man "stuff" on the floor by the door and a wad of toilet paper stuck to the ceiling above the bed. Nothing says YUCK better than that! I have asked for a 1 night refund (I had driven 7 hours to get into a town that was having a huge concert and no rooms anywhere were available). They did change my room after I went to the counter and complained (they also rented my room to another guest...so I had a midnight visitor and slammed him in the face with the door...then the front desk called my room to see who was in there!) UGH!
Posted by takeittochurch on 2013-02-21:
I work at the Days Inn.... You should be more worried about the mold in the walls and carpet. Last month an elderly woman staying at a Days Inn in Maplewood was rushed to the hospital for breathing problems.....
Posted by Lisa on 2013-07-04:
I just stayed at days inn in Hollywood. Plenty to complain about but biggest thing was no hot water!! Traveled 5 hours and then went to Universal in 105 degree heat. Came back to room with kids to shower and go get food but NO HOT WATER! Their solution was a $20 discount on a $200 room. Will never stay at this chain again!!
Posted by angelann on 2013-08-12:
I was traveling with my grandchildren coming back from visiting in Georgia. I was exhausted and we saw that there was a Days Inn right outside of Richmond. I had stayed in many Days Inns years ago and I guess I expected them to be the same. The hallway reaked of smoke (I asked for non-smoking). The room looked clean but it was far from it. It had no phone to contact the front desk, a filthy tub, no trash can, no tissues, not enough towels and not even a working ice machine . There were three other buildings apparently under renovations and a pool that was being renovated. When you are traveling with two children and lug everything up to the second floor and then find you have no phone to call the front desk you just put up with it. I have an older cell phone so I could not find a number to call them. The girl at check out just said that that was the way things were. If there was not a clean white mat in the tub we would have not been able to shower, the tub was black all around the mat and the spigot could not have been cleaned in a long time. I have contacted Days Inn but have had no response from them. I will never stay in a Days Inn again and before I pay for a room again I will ask to see it. I feel spending the extra money to stay at a Comfort Inn (like we did prior to that) or a hotel would have been worth it, for peace of mind as well as cleanliness.
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IInfectious pool; dirty establishment; lousy service
Posted by Rhondajc18 on 09/13/2003
ALTON, ILLINOIS -- Three of us stayed at the Days Inn in Alton, IL, from Aug. 23-28.

Where to start?
The swimming pool. All three of us ended up with ear infections as a result of swimming in the pool, requiring each of us to make a trip to the local emergency room. (We swam nowhere else or used water for bathing anywhere else during our stay.) We called the state health department.

An attempted break-in to our room at 9 a.m. on a weekeday that the manager casually dismissed as a mistake by another guest. He offered no follow up either through internal security or through the local police department.

And then there was the condition of the room itself: In real need of paint; carpet that had all of us keeping our shoes or socks on the entire time we were there; pillows with an odor that had us putting T-shirts over them to sleep on.

Next was the incredibly bad maid service: for 4 straight days we had to leave notes for the maids to either leave us towels or soap or both.

Repeated attempts to contact the general manager and owner have been ignored.

     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2003-09-13:
I was one of the 3 refrenced above. My ear infection was so severe that it turned into cellulitous and I am STILL receiving treatment. This appearently was not a swimming pool we were porvided with, but a swill hole brimming with bacteria, a complete cess-pool.
In addition, the literature in the room say's "If we fail to live up to Mr. Days commitment to quality we will gladly refund a portion of your stay."
After numerous complaints to the Alton Ill. Days Inn in addition to complaining to the copporate head office, we have received no refund whatsoever even though the conditions at this hotel were deplorable.
We have also had substantial expenses for hospital treatment, medecations and doctors visits.

Posted by Anonymous on 2003-09-19:
Thanks for the warning. I will no longer spend my money with Days Inn.
Posted by keyjockey on 2005-06-01:
Unless the hotel filled the pool with gallons of bottled water I would think it would be the city's fault for the condition of the water and not the hotel's. You should have the EPA look into the city's water supply.
I'm sure every night in any hotel someone confused as to what room they're in tries putting keys in the wrong door. You should always use your dead bolt. Had they actually opened the door with the key they had then I would agree with you on security and calling the police. The hotel should have refunded you a portion of your stay especially if such a policy is clearly written in the room. I think the logic of some hotels is that such policies can be used by scammers who just want something for nothing.
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Don't Stay at Days Inns
Posted by GmaJen on 10/01/2007
ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI -- We stayed at Days Inn St. Louis on Lindbergh; a nightmare of errors. We got a key to a room that was already occupied. New room wasn't cleaned we had to request it. We were assigned a room next to the fitness center (open 24-hrs day & noisy), pool was much too cold to swim. Was promised heat would be turned up in pool on Friday. Four days later it was still too cold to swim. Room flooded with overflowing toilet. They put mattress pads on the floor so we wouldn't have to walk on soggy wet carpet. It was very difficult for us to move a wheelchair over piles of mattress pads. Upon checkout I started to explain (again) the difficulties we had, but I was told we would get no further discount because we already had a senior discount.

This is how they treat seniors? No response to my letter from corporate. After three complaints I got a $20 off voucher for another Days Inn stay. HA - NO WAY! I would not trust ANY Days Inn again.

     
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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Sorry to say but Days Inn's have slipped to one of the worst chains around these days. I think it's because Days Inn has let the Indian Patel families take over most of their properties. They are a dirty bunch and put nothing into their properties just yank all the cash they can out of them.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
superbowl, if by "has let the Indian Patel take over most their properties" you mean that people with the last name of Patel have purchased many Days Inn properties then you'd be right. You do realize that Patel is one the most frequent surnames on the planet earth and not all the Days Inn Patels are related to each other much like not everybody with the last name of Jones is related. What in the world does being 'Indian' have to do with anything other than trying to fan a flame of prejudice. I'm speechless.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Stay speechless. I worked as a supplier to the hospitality industry for many years. In the 1970's Patel's started showing up in the USA buying up run down hotel/motel properties. They ran them further into the ground and took every dime they could out of them. They were chronic late pays on their bills, as soon as one supplier cut them off they would jump to the next. Their health and cleanliness standards were way below what American's were used to. As soon as they got $10,000 together they would send for another family member to live and work at the property.

If you would bother to do some homework rather than attacking all of my posts you would find everything I am saying to be fact. The Patel name is common in India which is why there are so many of them running dirty run down properties today. Do some homework and stop stalking my posts. You must have better things to do with your time?


Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
superbowl - Face it you have a chip on your shoulder towards people descendant from India. You're only problem with the so-called Patel syndicate is that they are Indian which in your own words equates to 'a dirty bunch'. Narrow minded ignorant racism - plain and simple. I'm not attacking your posts per se -- It's your racially motivated intolerance that I have no tolerance for, Skippy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Check your facts, skippy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Stew, there are thousands of Patel complaints, here is a general example, also as a group they do not pay their bills:

User Reviews for Ramada Inn ChicopeeResearch
for Ramada Inn Chicopee.
357 Burnett Rd., Chicopee, MA

By Jennifer S. from Poughkeepsie, NY

Nothing... it was very dirty and unsafe.. disgusting and a waste on money.

Clothes from last renters were still left in room dirty used q-tips found in room had to file incident report -daughter injured leg on metal rods.

“Dirtiest place ever stayed at in my 38 years of travel... very unsafe hotel and management did nothing to fix situation... they haven't even returned my 5 phone calls I've left for the owner MR. Patel very unprofessional. traveled with 5 other families and they all left Friday night with the loss of paying for one nights stay. I'm not a wealthy person and couldn't afford losing a nights fee or the time to try to find another hotel in the area at 7:30 in the evening very disgusted with the hotel. Trip was very unpleasant.”

Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Don't worry Super, Stew will find out first hand.
Patel to bring Days Inn to north Tulsa
Journal Record, The (Oklahoma City), Jul 6, 2007 by Kirby Lee Davis
Over the next 15 days, new owner Pete Patel intends to transform Tulsa's former La Quinta Airport Inn into a Days Inn.

This would fill a void in the chain's five-hotel lineup for Oklahoma's second-largest city, the closest sitting four miles from Tulsa International Airport. At 35 N. Sheridan Rd., Patel's hotel stands about half that distance. It also will represent the only Days Inn in the north Tulsa market and Interstate 244 corridor.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
PDF]UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
Days Inns further states that “B. Patel does not deny actual notice of a lawsuit ... (“Days Inns”). Appellant and his brother (Mukesh Patel) each own 33 1/3 ...

www.ca6.uscourts.gov/opinions.pdf/06a0150p-06.pdf
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Thanks Lid's. When the local paper posts an article about the dirty run down Day's Inn in Tulsa run by another Patel we need to be sure to send Stew a copy.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Cool, you two know how to google,copy and paste but interestingly enough no relevance to my point. Not all the Days Inn proprietors with the last name of Patel are related and the fact they are descendant from India has no relevance to the condition of the hotels.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Your right Stew, there are thousands of Patel's running dumpy hotels and motels a lot of them being Day's Inn. Your 100% correct, they are not all related. In fact no one said they were so what's your point? Patel "families" are running these filthy establishments. And yes the Patel name is from India, we have known that for 40 years, so what's your point? The issue is a large number of hotel/motels are run by Indian's with the surname Patel and a large block of these properties are dumps. Now stay on the subject.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
superbowl - I knew I was right, cooter, I just couldn't figure out why you blew a head gasket over my comment.

Why do you hold such animosity towards descendants from India?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Well Stew maybe it's this guy?
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Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Stew really I don't think you had a point now isn't that the real point?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
There you go again, who said I hold animosity? I was making a point from facts I know first hand from formerly being in the business on the supplier side:

1. Patel's own a large number of run down properties.
2. They do not pay their bills very well.
3. Patel's hail for the most part from India.
4. Patel's have been taking over low end properties since the 1970's.

Does that sound raciest? I think not. I have some very good friends from India and hold no animosity towards any race, religion or creed. I attend many inter faith services every year, how many have you been to lately?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Cooter? Is that another Oklahoma thing? Was that some sort of a put down? You have called me a few names now that make little if any sense outside of Oklahoma. I think you make them up as you go?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Got it Stew, found Cooter, you seem to have thrown a very racist remark my direction used by our African friends?

"Cooter stems from kuta, the word for turtle in the Bambara and Malinké languages, brought to America by African slaves."
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Super, Cooter is the guy from the Dukes of Hazard, which is in Norman, OK. That is where Stew first encountered Bigfoot and they became good and smelly friends. It's just a Stew thing and I wouldn't take it so personally you know Stew hasn't got laid since Sue dumped him for a truck driver, he's just frustrated.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Lid's, I know but were having some fun now. I have ignored the whole Big Foot thing as I would not even know how to address that one. LOL
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Super, all you have to know is when he starts in on ZZ about the lions in Denver (which is true) just remind him about Bigfoot in OK. Stew is really a Bigfoot hunter on the weekends and that’s why we don’t here from him then.
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Eileen must be out there in the wild's with him?
Posted by Anonymous on 2007-10-01:
Did the Dukes of Hazard ever stay at a Days Inn ?
<;O)
Posted by keyjockey on 2007-10-01:
I wonder if these "Patels" return home to India and complain about how they stayed at some other hotel chain beside Days Inn and were disgusted by how much cleaner they were. Are they as prejudice demanding to know if its American owned?
Posted by GmaJen on 2007-10-02:
As a matter of fact, the Days Inn in St. Louis (Lindbergh) used to be run by Indians. Several rooms were filled with relatives who lived there. I never saw them working; assume they just lived there for free because they were related to the owners. Days Inns now have a lousy reputation, and the corporate office doesn't care one bit.
Posted by jktshff1 on 2007-10-02:
Cooter is a town in southern MO.
In some part of the country is is also slang for a woman's private parts..thanks lid now I know why!lol
Posted by bargod on 2007-10-02:
Thanks guys I forget the story,but these reviews/comments have made my day.
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Check In time ...Beware ! They will tell you anything.
Posted by BeeVee on 09/10/2004
BROOKVILLE, PENNSYLVANIA -- When checking into the Inn for a room on 9/4/04
in Brookville Pa. We were told they only had 3 rooms left. All were single bed. We needed another roll away bed we informed them. We have them available,@xtra charge... and we'll send one right up. An hour later we called still no bed.Sorry we were told, our maid have given them all out. It's now 10:30 PM Sat night no other rooms in the area.Cell phoned other Motels. We
were going to have to make the best of it. Split the bed to box and mattress,make two beds. A call
to the front desk, we need sheets, pillow and a blanket.Uh guess what, 2 blankets, no sheets, no
pillow. Yes the hotel was full, but absolutely
no help from the Manager or night staff there.
And very rude to us.
Beware of Days Inn @ Brookville Pa.
Don't believe a word they say at check in.
If your room is not a perfect match to your
needs, Don't let them ruin your nights sleep.

Do you think they would offer a discount?
Guess again.
Want them to plan you wedding or party?

This place definitely SUX!

     
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Posted by Aember24 on 2004-09-10:
so i'm confused ..they told you they only had a single bed room to begin with and you asked for a roll away they adv dn have anymore ..apologized b/c the maid gave them all away and they were definently experiencing high amount of visitors so what was expected of them at this point go down to local walmart and purchase more sheets? I'm sorry but it sounds like you were lucky to get a room this night in PA. And since other hotels were booked probably would have been the same there
Posted by compwiz on 2004-09-13:
That sounds 100 times nicer than some of the Days Inns I have seen.
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Never Again
Posted by Cancergurl on 02/14/2010
Whirlpool as it was filling.
Whirlpool as it was filling.
EVANSDALE, IOWA -- My husband and I stayed at the Days Inn in Evansdale Iowa for a special Valentines weekend. My wife is a huge New Orleans fan and there is a New Orleans themed restaurant and lounge in Waterloo Iowa so we booked a hot tub suite at the Days Inn. Upon arriving we were told we were in a smoking room when we requested a non-smoking room. They refused to change our room or give us any discount, they did however offer to downgrade our room to a non hot tub suite at the same rate we were paying. We said no so they over saturated the room with air freshener which only made it worse. We went to dinner and upon returning to the hotel started filling the hot tub. The water was brown and had stuff floating in it. We contacted the front desk and the clerk advised us she was told by management not to give us any refunds, change our room or accommodate us in any way. They told us to drain and fill the tub several times and it would clear up. We did that and the water was still brown. We then found old food in the sleeper sofa and some kind of bug eating it. There was mold all around the hot tub. We decided to leave the hotel and not stay the night. If the tub was that gross and the room was that dirty there was no way we were sleeping in that bed. The room was a dive, the staff was rude beyond explanation and the General Manager was a total jerk. We paid $129 for a room we never used. Never again will we stay at any Days Inn hotel.
     
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StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty StarEmpty Star
DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
Posted by Hbrooks13 on 09/23/2012
MARION, NORTH CAROLINA -- Two girlfriends and myself spent 4 nights at this Days Inn & I do NOT recommend it at all. The room was comfortable enough but the manager was very RUDE and Disrespectful to all 3 of us ladies. Due to the fact that we were staying multiple nights we put out the Do Not Disturb placard to let them know that they did not need to clean the room, but when we asked for clean towels after we had used them 2x each the manager was very rude & did not want to give us clean towels because we didn't let them clean the room.

We took care of our own trash but we had to provide our own trash bags (again because we didn't want the room cleaned they wouldn't give use any trash bags), we had to beg to get a couple of extra packets of coffee which he did give to us but very begrudgedly. The same went for the towels, we did get them but he had a fit that about it because we didn't want the room cleaned.

The Manager was just the most RUDE & Disrespectful person I have ever met & I will NEVER stay at any Days Inn or any of its affiliates ever again because of this one experience.
     
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Bed Bugs at this One!
Posted by DCRenata on 01/25/2011
ORLANDO, FLORIDA -- I hear about all the bed bugs moving state to state so now I check, always starting with the mattress, inside closet doors and inside the night stand.

Right away the mattress had the telltale signs of bed bugs with those dark spots. Honestly, I didn't ask for another room because I wanted to cut my losses and not test out a room and get the short end of the stick.

But this just happened 2 weeks ago, so not even sure if they have cleaned it out yet.
     
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BED BUGS !!!!!!!!!!!
Posted by Antashworth on 12/05/2010
5-percent of the bites
5-percent of the bites
NEW MARKET, VIRGINIA -- It is now 7 days later and I am still in total discomfort and awaiting a call from the ever absent manager of the Battlefield Days Inn in New Market, Virginia. My body is still covered in very large red bites from what I can only assume to be BED BUGS!!!!!!! I cannot believe that an establishment like this is allowed to operate without recourse. It would not be so bad, but we had just travelled from Charleston where we paid more than 50% less for a room which was fine for what it cost. For this price I was expecting clean - but instead got apart from the BED BUGS - (1)dirty carpets (not very visible since the lights do not work too well either), there was (2)bath tissue in the toilet, (most probably the previous occupant) (3)used cotton-wool by the side of the bed and (4) the bath has a very large chip in it, the taps in both bath and basin are encrusted with either dirt or are peeling, could not see, light too bad (5)bedside light had no switch just a hole and appears to be a safety hazard. The breakfast consisted of sugary buns and cakes, with no choice for diabetics other than weak coffee. We left in disgust with a promise of a phone call from the Manager - still waiting - 7 days later...... and instead headed for the nearest Pharmacy to get some ointment to try and alleviate the discomfort from the bites covering my entire body. I STILL have very large red bites all over my body - no relief and I am very angry.
     
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Posted by Venice09 on 2010-12-05:
Bedbugs have nothing to do with cleanliness, although your room does sound like it was far from clean. This really is an epidemic, and people must check the room thoroughly. Here's some excellent information from M3C member, Skye:

http://community.my3cents.com/showTopic.cgi?id=20717
Posted by Sparticus on 2010-12-05:
I don't want to stay at any hotels anymore!
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-12-05:
I never liked staying in hotels, even the better ones. It would have to be a dire emergency for me to stay in one now.
Posted by karleebarlee on 2010-12-06:
the only problem is that you said "My body is still covered in very large red bites from what I can only assume to be BED BUGS!!!!!!!" unfortunately, that does insinuate that you are not 100% sure if there were bed bugs or not.
that aside, i would call the hotel every single day if i were you while the manager is on. don't give up until they speak with you.
Posted by momsey on 2010-12-06:
Have you seen a doctor? He or she might possibly be able to ascertain what kind of bites or what kind of rash this is.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-12-06:
I'm not an expert, but I think those look more like hives than bites. I've never seen bedbug bites, so I'm not really sure what they look like.
Posted by antashworth on 2010-12-08:
Thanks all for comments. I have looked at pictures on the Internet - they are bed bug bites also confirmed by an expert. The level of itch indicates 6 legged creatures. Yes, I know cleanliness has nothing to do with bed bugs - that was in addition to the bugs. It is also difficult to check a room when you pay for it before you see it, and it is normally so dark in these rooms that one would need night vision to see anything. I have consoled myself that it IS an epidemic.
Posted by antashworth on 2010-12-08:
On further investigation - I am purchasing a strong torch and some bed-bug spray. These will replace some other, previously considered essentials, as my constant travel companions. I will never go to sleep without a thorough room check.
Posted by Obsfucation on 2010-12-08:
The high end hotels are struggling with this problem in the same way the low end places like Days Inn are. You could be the squeakiest clean person in the world, but if your luggage sits on the plane next to a bag that was just in this Days Inn (or any other infected location) you could unknowingly bring them into your own home.

It's epidemic right now, and we're all probably going to encounter them sooner or later,
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-08:
Blow-drying the bed also helps. Everyone usually travels with one anyway.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-12-08:
Lee, does the heat kill the bugs or does the air blow them off the bed? I've never heard of doing that before.
Posted by Anonymous on 2010-12-08:
The heat supposedly kills them. I have a HOT HOT HOT blow dryer (makes your hair smoke). I can definitely see it working.
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-12-08:
Hopefully I'll never have to find out, but I'll definitely keep it in mind. I just threw away my dryer because it was overheating. Now I'm sorry I didn't keep it.
Posted by antashworth on 2010-12-09:
I never travel with a blow dryer anymore - since most hotels have one. Maybe I should rethink my actions for the future.... along with my strong torch and spray.
Posted by trmn8r on 2010-12-09:
Venice - some people travel without ever eating out, from what I am told. Maybe there is a way to travel without staying in hotels (:
Posted by Venice09 on 2010-12-09:
I guess they stay in their car, trmn. You know, the one that was bought used and paid for in cash. ;)

Are you left-handed?
Posted by antashworth on 2010-12-10:
from what I have since discovered, the little creatures can get from luggage on a plane into your luggage and then infest your home!!! Definitely buying the spray - too old to sleep in cars.....
Posted by Skye on 2010-12-10:
It's really horrible isn't it, antashworth. There is an epidemic explosion of bed bugs everywhere. I never thought about them getting into my luggage, while on the plane from other luggage.

One more thing, did you know, you can also end up taking home bed bugs from the MOVIE THEATRE! We are going to have to seal ourselves in plastic wrap, along with everything we own, to avoid bringing these nasty, disgusting vile creatures home with us!
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Keep Driving and Don't Stop Here!
Posted by Kburbank7 on 07/11/2010
TAPPAHANNOCK, VIRGINIA -- No wonder Days Inn offers 20% off when you stay 3 nights or longer - prepayment required. If we hadn't prepaid, we would have turned around at the door of the room and headed elsewhere. The hotel looks okay on the outside but the room we had was terrible - -like something out of Bates Motel in Psycho. The cable TV furnished about four channels that were clear and the rest were so snowy you couldn't even figure out what was on the screen. The free wi-fi didn't work until I called the desk and asked for it. It provided a very weak signal once it was established. The desk clerk knew nothing about either the cable (it's the cable company's responsibility) or wi-fi. The room's air conditioning was loud and since the bed was next to it, waking up every time it ran during the night was a given. The "Continental Breakfast" consisted of bins of dry cereal, juice and coffee in the office. We didn't try it because we assumed it was stale since the office was very warm and not air-conditioned. The hotel staff did furnish clean towels and emptied the trash cans if asked. For most of the nights, we were the only guests on the one side of the hotel and this is the high travel season. When we checked out, there were two or three other cars in the parking lot - all from out of state, like us.
     
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Posted by Ben There on 2010-07-11:
This hotel gets pretty bad reviews on Trip Advisor. Granted there are only 4 reviews, but they are all negative. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g58239-d110461-Reviews-Days_Inn_Tappahannock-Tappahannock_Virginia.html

Tappahannock looks like it is lacking for nice hotels, but the Holiday Inn Express seems to be the best.
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Everything was ugh!!
Posted by Daveguns1 on 10/20/2009
ELKHART, INDIANA -- My wife contacted Days Inn Elkhart via internet on 13 Jan 09 (?) and made a reservation for 16 Oct. I phoned Elkhart Days Inn and reserved the 15th, also.
We subsequently received an email advising that due to rennovations they had to charge $80.00 in-
stead if the $49.49 quoted in January!
When my son and I arrived the evening of 15 Oct,
the clerk advised that it would be $80.00 a day. It was late, so I took the room. We opened the room door and found that the light switch did not turn on the light. We groped our way in and found a wall light that allowed us to see. The carpet was dirty with a few small discarded tags, etc., on the floor. The rug was badly stained. The room was old and clearly not "rennovated". We
decided to grit our teeth and stay the night as other motels options might not be available due to the Notre Dame--USC football game in nearby South Bend. The next morning, my son--who suffers from alapecia and has no hair--said that he had found hair on his pillow!
We were bound for South Bend where we would attend the football game on the 17th of Oct. I did check in and talk to the clerk about the higher charge and the fact that we were not in the newly rennovated part of the motel. I decided to not go into our complaints about the room as we were in a hurry to get to South Bend
to explore the Notre Dame campus. And, it turned into a long day of exploration, shopping, etc. We did not return until very late that evening to our motel.
We were unable to enter the room and, after two trips to the office, were able to enter the room with a new electronic key. We were shocked to see that there had been no room service. Beds re-
mained unmade, there were no clean towels, etc. And, of course, there was no more coffee for the coffee maker.
The next morning we checked out. I explained all of the above to the elderly lady at the desk. She agreed that we should only be charged $49.49 as originally quoted us. She said that our credit card accounted would be credited $68.34 as we had already been charged the $80.00+tax for two nights.
It is now 20 Oct and our Visa account has not been credited with $68.34 as she said it would.
I think I may send a copy of this letter to the Indiana Health Dept. I could not be more upset. We had a once in a lifetime experience at Notre Dame and a nighmare motel experience.
Can you please send a response.
Sincerely,
David Leonard
DSLeonard@cresTViewcable.com
     
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Posted by CSD on 2009-10-20:
I would suggest being a little more patient waiting for the credit. Once the credit goes through on their end, it can sometimes take a week before you will see it on your end.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-10-20:
Unfortunantly, it takes longer for things to be credited back to an account or card than for them to take it out.
If it's not back by the end of the month, *then* I'd really worry.
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