Don't stay here, very dangerous gun slinging security guards. He seemed mad at the world trying to make up any reason to pull their guns on people. Not a safe environment. Why did anyone let these men have guns in the first place. This guy acted very childish making up lies telling me, "Haven't I told you not to come back here." I said, "I've never been here before. This is my first time here." He lied, "We have you on file." If you guys have me on file, what's my name when was I there? I have never been there before. I just started a job handing out fliers. Several witnesses watched with disbelief asking why he did that the reason.
I was able to get away I think is he realized there was a witness and backed off for a quick moment then he said "Run scronny ** boy." I said something back. Then he hopped in his cart and chased me and tried to jump behind me. I backed out and drove away. As I was backing out he pulled his gun on me a second time. I was told to go there and put out fliers. Next thing I know I have him in my face pushing me up against the wall trying to handcuff me. He had no right when I've never been there before. Luckily someone was watching and said something so he backed off for a second because there was a witness.
I was told by my boss you won't be arrested or even trespassed your first time passing out fliers at a place. They only can ask you to leave then if you come back they can trespass you and if you come back again they can arrest you. Well this dirty security guard who should never have been given a gun and thank god he's not a cop! Just what we need right? I called the cops on them and of course cops took forever so for our own safety we found a way to leave and left. They kept trying to box us in. These SO CALLED SECURITY were very dangerous and do not belong having guns.
People like that is the reason we have gun laws and reason innocent hard working people end up dead! Be careful if you stay there. These guards think it's OK to pull a gun on you for no reason and are looking for an excuse to shoot anyone they can. It's possible this man is x military with pds. Be careful, not a safe place for family. Why do these guys have guns anyway. It's not a casino or anything like this just a motel. Mace should suffice. They are there to protect the guest not cause dangerous situations for working people like this! I hope this man's boss finds out and he loses his job.
Someone needs to take his gun before some innocent teenager, kid or young adult ends up dead. I'm going to do everything I can to see this happen. If anyone can help notify the public of this issue or at least have this man told to quit being so quick to draw a gun please feel free to help thanks.
I think anyone that has a gun should at least have to do a short psych evaluation showing that they are stable mentally. And when they come back from overseas if they have psd, they should get the proper help they can because I appreciate everything those men do for our country but that doesn't give them a excuse to pull their gun on innocent people and not follow procedures.
Where shall I start: When I checked in, I asked for an additional towel and pillow and was told "he" would bring it up to me. He was the only one I saw working the entire 2 days other than the maids. I waited over an hour and wanted to go to dinner, so I had to call and ask again; he brought them up 10 minutes later; not bad. Couldn't find the ice machine, but there was a pop machine. Called and was told it was clear down at the other end of the other building which had a 15' access between, so it was about 400 yrds to get ice! Whatever! I had also asked him where he'd recommend I eat and was told, Red Robin up the street.
While waiting for the towel and pillow, I noticed "Ritchie's Taco" truck next to the apartment behind the motel. They were DELICIOUS and the best part of the entire stay ;) I requested a room on the bottom floor because my dog is 13 yrs old and has arthritis and they didn't have one available although I'd made the reservation more than a week prior. Dazy was not happy with me. Speaking of which, there was NOT a designated dog potty area; it was EVERYWHERE and ANYWHERE you could find considering there were two businesses on either side! Including all of the, so called, flower beds!
That said, the pool had been filled in with dirt and consisted of dead grass and dog turds, both old and new scattered everywhere and unavoidable in order to access the sidewalk to the stairs to get to the rooms. Total frigging yuck. The first evening two dogs next door barked for two hrs while their owners went to dinner, I'm assuming. Of course there was no one available at the desk... just sayin'. I called down to ask what time coffee was available, and was told 7 am, so I asked for a wakeup call for 7:00 and woke up at 7:30 and finally made it down there at 8 and nobody ever did call...
The next morning I went down at 7:30 for coffee and there were people standing around waiting for coffee to be made available!!! The shower; total gross! I put a somewhat clean towel in the bathtub each morning to stand on; their mat had not been pulled up in weeks and it was filthy; there was an opened bar of soap on the tub, and the knob was backwards so hot was cold and vice versa. The stainless tissue box holder had stuff running down it that looked like it had been there for months and it was empty; I would not have reached for a tissue if there had been some available anyhow; ugh.
Last but not least, there was a huge dyed, red hair-ball the size of a baseball behind the trash can under the desk, and an earring on the floor beside the bed. So why did I stay, I was in uncharted territory and had to make it to a wedding two days in a row that was in the boonies, and felt I could endure, but never again. I will stop in to see if Ritchie's Taco truck is there if I'm in the neighborhood however. You should too! Just sayin' ;)
RANCHO CORDOVA, CALIFORNIA -- Physical issues with the room:
· Bedside lamp light bulb was burned out (can excuse this because the last guest should have reported this). The light switch by this lamp did not work, I presume because of the burned out light bulb.
· Television was unplugged (can excuse this because the last guest did this).
· Stain on the bottom sheet (this was an old stain but the sheet should never have been re-used).
· Old water leak in bathroom ceiling that was peeled away, leaving a hole.
· There was only a deadbolt lock; the other security latch was half-missing, so ineffective. This could have posed a safety concern for me as a lone, female traveler.
· Smell of smoke in a non-smoking room was making me sick to my stomach. The bathroom vanity showed some burn marks that are caused by cigarettes – evidence the room had been a smoking room at one time and not properly aired out. The carpeting should have been replaced.
· Only one washcloth was in the bathroom for a double room. Even though I was alone, I didn't want the appearance that I took one.
· The sliding door to the bathroom was not easy to open/close.
· There is an oblong toilet seat on a round toilet. This could pose a health issue if not properly cleaned. It gave a trashy appearance to the toilet.
· The bottom, outside of the bathroom tub looked grimy.
· I placed the bathmat on the floor before retiring for the night. The next morning, part of it was damp. I have no idea where the moisture came from as there was no obvious nearby water leak. There is a chance it came from the hole in the ceiling (noted above).
· There were big stains and ‘burnt-looking' holes in the carpet.
· The picture above the bed was crooked and had the appearance of being haphazardly hung on the wall. Again, this looked trashy.
· The plunger in the bathroom sink did not close all the way which made it impossible to fill the sink with water and prevent items from washing down the drain (such as contact lenses).
Noise issues with my stay:
· The room above me was quiet and then around 11:00 PM, it became noisy. Figuring it would take some time for the occupants to settle in, I waited for them to go to bed.
· At around 11:30 I called the front desk about the upstairs noise. I described the noise as heavy footsteps and frequent dropping of heavy objects onto the floor. At times, it was strong enough to shake the walls of my room. The front desk clerk said she would check into it.
· After about 45 minutes, the noise had not subsided, so I called the front desk again. She mentioned about how the occupants were moving furniture around (from her prior call with them?) I was appalled that she casually mentioned this as if it was something commonly done by guests. I told her that this had been going on for over an hour and being after midnight, I expected a quiet room. She didn't leave me confident this was going to be handled.
· At nearly 1:30 am, I called the front desk again and said the noise never subsided. I was not given a satisfactory response.
· The noise finally stopped after 2:00 am.
· Around 8:00 am, I was startled by noise of dropping objects from the room again. The noise lasted only around 30 minutes. If they had really been moving furniture the night before, they sure did not bother to move it back. I say this because of the short time that they were noisy when compared to the night before.
· Upon checkout, I expressed my angst with my stay. The clerk did not offer any compensation for the misery I was put through the night before. I had to ask for your business card to write a detailed complaint. He did not volunteer to put forth any effort to see what was the problem with my stay.
This room's condition is the most awful I have ever encounter by a Motel 6. During college, I worked summers and weekends as a maid in a Motel 6. I know what a maid has to do; I know what management and maintenance needs to do. Your motel is an absolute disgrace to the brand if room 117 is any evidence of the rest of the rooms.
I would have requested a different room but I was physically tired after arriving after 7:30 pm from driving in the rain for 2 hours. Also, it was hard enough to haul in a clothes bag, suitcase, purse, coat, umbrella, laptop, and food bag all by myself. I doubt I would have been provided assistance in a move to another room. Plus it would have taken a lot of time to get re-settled in another room - time I needed to prepare for my business meetings for the day. I directly wrote the manager an email and after 5 days, have yet to receive a reply. Obviously, she doesn't care.
COLORADO SPRINGS, COLORADO -- Upon arrival we entered the room to find that there was no iron/ironing board, no hair dryer, no bathtub, no microwave (not always standard, I understand) and Internet access was EXTRA. The room did not reflect the price we paid for it. The bed sheets did not fit the bed; we struggled with them all night. That made for a very bad nights sleep three nights in a row.
We would have checked out but there were so many events around town that we couldn't get accommodations for the next night. We really tried and I gave up on saving money, but no one was available except for the other "cheaper" hotels. This took time out of our scheduled events that day also, so it was very irritating to go on a wild goose chase for nothing because the front desk clerk couldn't give us accurate information about the quality of the room. But, by God, she did let us know that WiFi was EXTRA on top of the amount we paid for the room.
We were charged $230 (3 nights at military discount) for two hard beds with bad fitting sheets, a stall shower, a desk with a chair that also doubled as a TV stand, a bad and old TV, some hangers, a luggage stand, a tiny tiny nightstand, itchy and irritating soap (no shampoo), linens, and an ice bucket and cups. Oh, and I cannot forget that though we didn't have any other normal hotel amenities we sure as sin had a beer bottle opener in the bathroom!
There was no complimentary breakfast offered, which I remember being told that there was. Again for the price paid here we did not get anything that reflected the value. This was disappointing to hear. My girlfriend and I got up early and for nothing expecting breakfast and when we learned there was none, we got a coffee from the front lobby and it was the most bitter and cheap tasting coffee I have ever had in my life. It was nowhere near good.
On our way out to town we came across a housekeeper and my girlfriend asked her a question. The housekeeper looked at her with a confused face and said "No speak English." Now, don't get me wrong but I thought we were in America. I really wish that people would stop employing citizens (or illegal's) that cannot speak the native language and cannot assist in customer service because they "No speak English." I don't know if she really did not speak English or if she just did not want to talk to my girlfriend. Nevertheless, that is disturbing that she either did not want to help or really couldn't help. It is also disheartening that this is what American owned businesses are coming to, while plenty of American citizens that can speak English sit on unemployment. I am saddened that Motel 6 would employ this person.
We decided to go to the pool one evening and we were, at this point, not surprised to see a police car in front of the lobby. There was some issue with a teen. I was not interested in knowing. We entered the pool only to find the redneck freak show was in town. There were a few adults out with a few teen aged kids. It became clear quickly that the teen with the cop had issues with the other people at the pool. The adults were all blatantly drunk. They were yelling and arguing with the cops and the kid. It was shameful.
One of the guys had his lady friend there and still had the nerve to drunkenly come over and hit on my girlfriend as we were getting in the pool. Then my girlfriend and I decided to read the rules and there isn't one there about alcohol, but there is one there about glass containers are not allowed in the pool area. Nevertheless, Mr. Hit on my girlfriend while his lady is sitting right there had a LARGE container of Jim Beam and a bottle of champagne. Both glass containers and the hotel staff (because they never came out), nor the police ever came and said something to him. They also had their laptop out for some musical entertainment, which was terrible and loud music.
We never saw any hotel personnel come out to check on anyone or even make sure that things were going alright with the police. The office was RIGHT THERE. You can see out at the pool from the office. And if not then you can walk right out there. We just wanted to relax and swim and we couldn't even enjoy some quiet time and even if it wasn't “quiet” it didn't have to be as trashy as it was.
The hotel walkway was also pretty unsettling. I am a big guy and I was afraid to walk up the stairwell and to our room. The stairs were chipping away and uneven, my girlfriend tripped several times. There was an A/C unit at the top of the stairs that had been modified using wood that had to have holes drilled in it. There were wood shavings all over the place that never got cleaned up. On the walkway to our room it sloped as if it were falling off the side of the building. There was a break, chip, in the cement where they had poorly tied up a small orange cone to. It really felt as if it could give way at any time. And the railing was scary too. I leaned on it and it bowed out. I quickly stopped.
When my girlfriend went to the lobby to attempt to pay for half of the hotel room she was told that we could not refund half of the amount on my card (I paid up front) or even the whole amount and start all over. Then when she asked about a customer service satisfaction survey of some sort the front desk personnel did not even attempt to find out why and resolve the issue. She just told her that there was one online that can be emailed to her AFTER the reservation had ended.
This was a very poor stay. I have to say that I would have rather stayed at the Econolodge. At least there you know what you are getting and still don't have to pay as much for it. So, I will never again stay at this Motel 6 and may very well never choose this chain again.
ANTIOCH, CALIFORNIA -- I stayed at the Motel 6 Sunnyvale North #1054 on Saturday August 21, 2010. First, let me say that there are two of them across the street from each other. Of course, I went to the wrong one and had to find my way across the street to the other one (via the Burger King parking lot). Who puts a hotel in the Burger King parking lot??
I get there, and it is loud. Apparently there is a club next door and it was in full swing at 11 P.M. when I checked in. First problem, I can't park anywhere near my room (I have blue plates). Then I get to the area of my room, but the catering trucks for the club next door, are parked IN the Motel 6 lot. So I can't get into the handicapped parking area. I asked how long they'd be, that was a waste of time. I had to get security to get them to move. They thought it was funny.
As I'm getting my bags, it is a steady stream of traffic, some club, some just hood rats. Lots of looks, one rolled down the window and said "what are you looking at?" All I can think of now is that I've found a bad hotel. I get to the room, it's fine. The bathroom walls are a weird yellow at the bottom, but otherwise, it is all good. My other half gets to the room, and tells me that twice on the way up he was approached in a malicious manner outside. Now he's in a great mood too.
So, you can hear the reverb from the club until 1:30 A.M. until the music stopped. Then, it was a free for all with the traffic and police sirens. The music doesn't stop either, now it is in all the club traffic's cars as they drive through the motel parking. The noise slows down and then at 4:30 A.M. here we go all over again! I went to the office at 1:30 A.M. This would be my 3rd visit and I'm still not able to sleep. They tell me "what can we do", and "there's a club next door..." Yeah! You think??
At 7 A.M. I'm up to go to work (which getting sleep was the entire reason for getting the room in the first place) and I've had no sleep. The front desk is hearing about it from several people when I walked in. And their only response was "when you stay next time we'll give you a discount." Who wants to do this all over again? And the that I complained to at 1:30 A.M. thought it was funny to ask me if I heard the noise start again at 4:30 A.M.?? You got to be kidding me.
The thing that kills me is that the "old" Motel 6 across the street was nice and quiet. Not busy, not full. No club next door. I'd made the reservation online, so I couldn't change locations, and the desk sure wasn't making me feel like I was important enough to transfer me to the other location. And since I didn't want to pay 2x for the room, I got to spend the night sleepless. The hotel staff seemed to have made peace with the hell they have on club nights (especially) and the guests do not matter.
On 8/23 I phoned the customer service hotline. I was told thank you for my feedback, sorry I had a rough time, and we'll let the supervisor know you had a bad time. Basically, it was the brush off and the same as the staff at the hotel. Too bad, we have your money, now go away. I won't be staying at this location ever again. And honestly, unless you want to party all night long, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone.
I recently stayed at a Motel 6 in Mifflinville, PA. This was actually my third time staying there, but it will be my last. It's a new motel, so the building itself and the rooms are nice. But the corners the management is cutting to save money are driving me and my family away.
First, let me say that I am all in favor of saving money by cutting out frills. OK, so they don't provide little bottles of shampoo, etc. No big deal, I usually bring my own anyway. Continental breakfast on my first 2 visits was skimpy: coffee, tea, milk, juice and some little donuts. Alright, I can go out for breakfast if I want. No clock in the room? Well, OK, so I bought a travel alarm clock. That was really all I thought was missing on my first 2 trips, but I returned for a 3rd stay based on the low price and newness/niceness of the rooms, plus the indoor pool.
This weekend when I walked in the lobby in mid afternoon (check-in time), the lobby was really dark. Not very inviting, I thought. Why such dim lighting? I looked around and noticed all the lamps in the reception area were turned off. Saving energy, yes, but not welcoming to travelers.
We had reserved 2 rooms online, and put in requests for a crib (my granddaughter is a toddler) and extra pillows. We were informed that Motel 6 does not have cribs. I was surprised. Why not? Surely people travel with babies and small children and not having a few cribs available leaves them no option but to stay elsewhere, or bring a cumbersome "pack n play" or something from home. We decided to let our granddaughter try to sleep on the pull-out couch in the room. Extra pillows? Well, we only have 3, they said, you can have 2. (for 2 rooms)
Moving on. I had been excited about taking our granddaughter swimming in the indoor pool. I thought she'd like the novelty of a nice warm pool, inside, in mid-winter. Ah, but the pool door had a sign: closed for maintenance, sorry for any inconvenience. I asked at the desk when the pool would be open, and was told it would not be available all weekend.
What?! This was a holiday weekend! Valentine's Day on Sunday, Presidents' Day Monday. No pool?! I went down later and peeked inside, and saw that the water level was significantly lower than it should be. No maintenance was being done. It was simply not going to be used. I have a feeling if I returned 2 weeks from now I'd see the same thing.
They're not running the pool to save money. Cheap. And misleading. IF you have an indoor pool, then for heaven's sake, open the damn pool! I bought my granddaughter a new bathing suit, hard to find in February, and told her beforehand we were going swimming. Then I had to tell her we could not, because the pool was closed.
Continental breakfast was another joke. I went down in the morning for just a cup of coffee, and got a tiny styrofoam cup, cold coffee, and that's about it. No more juice, no milk, no doughnuts. This motel has a nice, big room for the purpose of "breakfast" with tables, countertops, everything necessary except for anything resembling breakfast. AND this room was dark too! Really. What's going on here?
One exit was posted "do not use" because there was a steady stream of water pouring from a faulty spout, which formed a puddle of ice when it hit the pavement. I went in a bathroom on the main floor to find no soap, no towels, no toilet paper! I won't stay here again. I had planned to return there my next visit upstate, but not now. I feel like we were being squeezed out by cheapness. Save some money, but lose paying customers. Seems like a poor way to do business.
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA -- This was the worse hotel I have ever seen or stayed at in my life. Not only was the quality of the room was disgusting, the management, the front desk staff, and the housekeepers did not care at all. Being an employee of a hotel chain, I know how a room should look and what the staff should do about it. Here is a formal list of complaints to help you know the truth about Motel 6:
1) When we first went to check-in at 5:30, the room was not done but she said we can wait outside and a housekeeper would come around. The housekeeper asked us if she could skip vacuuming and all she did was spray a freshener and change the sheets. There was no soap available in the room, the top sheet had old blood stains on them, and the floor was covered in dirt and fuzz from previous stays.
2) After the housekeeper left I was in shock. Although I did take a lot of pictures of the condition of the room I do not see a place to share them on here. So let's start the list: mold on the ceiling, there was feces stains left in the toilet, the bathtub was covered in mold, the sheets did not fit on the bed, the TV did not work, the telephone had buttons but that's all (no face-plate), the AC knob fell off and was covered in dirty hand stains.
The front door looked like it had been kicked in a few times and the lock broken, all the caulking in the bathtub was green, the bottom borders on the walls were coming off and were completely black and filthy. If all that is not enough, there were roaches and BLOOD ON THE SHEETS (must repeat that).
3) After calling corporate and having almost every rude housekeeper come into our room and having nothing done about it, I couldn't stand it anymore. I was 5 hours away from my home, every other hotel was sold out, and we were stuck. We got switched to another room which looked like a palace compared to the last except for the roaches in my sheets and hair all over the bathroom floor.
Seeing that it took 3 hours for us to get another room and for them to finally realize that their establishment was a disgrace to hotels anywhere in Tallahassee, I could no longer deal with the imbeciles that ran the front desk so we went to a Walgreens down the street and bought a bottle of Lysol and then found new sheets.
4) The housekeepers walked around property in Mickey Mouse pajamas and regular clothes. When they checked the condition of our room, they said things like, "Oh honey I can't clean up there" or "I got some mildew spray but it ain't going to help that none."
They also walked into our room without knocking or anything to make sure I wasn't lying about the room condition and after they saw it, they DID NOTHING but walk out and roll their eyes. (Mind you during this whole time I was polite because I know the difficulties of working at a hotel.)
5) The front desk staff took 30 minutes to check us in and were very rude to everyone in front of us. I would like to mention that I was told 1 of the 2 front desk people were new BUT the entire time she was helping someone she had her head resting in her palm like she was bored helping a guest.
The second front desk representative was the manager who was not offering ANY help to the new girl and who was the one "helping" me. She had to be one of the worst hotel managers I have ever seen in her organization skills, her politeness, and her customer service etiquette.
This hotel needs to be put under new management, the rooms gutted and remodeled, bombed for bugs, and every employee needs to learn how to speak to guests and do their jobs. Let me repeat, this was one of the worst hotels I have ever had the displeasure of staying at and I am going to re-post this on every possible consumer website to warn people to save themselves the trouble and avoid this property and hopefully this entire chain. "Clean, comfortable rooms at the lowest price of any national chain." Seems to me that they need work on their advertising campaigns.
FAYETTEVILLE, AR -- I was not feeling well due to blood pressure problems and I live quite a ways from work, so I decided to just stop in and get a room for the night and rest. First thing I aksed for nonsmoking room. I was given key to room 124. I immediately smelled smoke. My allergies went through the roof but I was sick and just wanted to lay down. Pulled covers back, quilt had cigarette burns (I took pics of this).
No shampoo only small cheap soap (was told by manager Motel 6s does not provide shampoo), carpet was filthy, stained, big stains, I wouldn't let a dog lay on that carpet. Remote to TV did not work and worst of all I wanted to relax in a hot bath and found the water to be cold after running it almost half full. Called front desk and was told by clerk hot water heater was broken and maintenance had worked on it but there should have been warm water. I said "No the water was cold, not even a hint of warmth at all."
I got nowhere and finally just redressed and packed. Went to front desk, manager came up and asked what was wrong. I said "no hot water, remote probelms, smoke etc." He vehemently denied the hot water heater was broken even though clerk said so to me. He said he would give me another room for half off. I decided I didn't want to stay and asked for a refund, I had been there only three hours. He said he would not refund the money because I had been there too long already.
He said it did not smell like smoke, he knows this for a fact. I stood my ground with this man and he finally gave me a full refund but threatened that he was going to inform all Motel 6 owners of other places because he knew people and I would never stay in another Motel 6 again. I said I did not care. He asked for the key, I gave it to him, he then accused me of stealing towels. I had stopped and bought a change of clothes and a few toileteries before checking in and I said "I did not steal from you. I am a hard working person and do not need to steal from a cheap motel."
I calmly gathered my things and left with his ranting and yelling back and forth in the background. No I am not a predjudice person, but this man was clearly a person of Indian origin and was running this business as he saw fit instead of for the customer. I know it was a forty dollar room and I was not asking for satin sheets but hot water would have been nice to have no matter what the price. This motel is not even fit for a flop house. I do not recommend this place at all and trust me, if the Motel 6s are all like this I won't stay at one even if it were my only choice.
GOODLETSVILLE, TENNESSEE -- I live in Kentucky and had to evacuate from my home due to the devastating ice storm 2009. The closest available place to stay without having my children sleeping on a cold floor of a shelter with no heat for yet another night was Nashville, TN.
We called ahead and made a reservation for two nights at Motel 6. On our second night, my family went out to dinner. When we get back there was a new neighbor next door. Our new neighbor did not have his curtain closed and of course we see that something is wrong. He was jumping and throwing himself all over his bed at the time. I mentioned it to my husband and we went on into our room. Our new neighbor was consistently bumping the walls to the point they were causing the walls to vibrate.
Suddenly, my children did not feel so safe anymore. We had a very hard time getting the children to sleep for all of the noise the new neighbor was creating. We called the front desk to let him know of the racket and let him know what we noticed when we came back from dinner. He did let us know that he would take care of the problem.
He did call us back later to see if the noise was continuing and we told him that it was. He informed us that someone else had paid for the neighbor's room and left him. He also suggested that I move my family to a different room if we did not "want to be bothered". I let him know that I was not going to move my three now-sleeping children.
About an hour later the noise still going on, my husband then calls the front desk again. The front desk worker told my husband that he has already called him and asked him to quiet down and suggested yet again that we should move to another room. My husband, furious at this point, tells the clerk that he should move the new neighbor instead. The clerk told him that he was not going to deal with him and that he was not going to ask the new neighbor to move for fear that "he might go somewhere", leading us to believe that he was aware that the neighbor was high on something.
With the neighbor acting the way he was, we asked the clerk to call the police. The police came and called an ambulance due the fact that the new neighbor was overdosed on oxycodon. We spoke to the manager that very night. We were told "sorry if you were inconvenienced, but with the laws that are out, we were not willing to deal with him." Per the manager as well, the room was covered in blood.
So here is my question: does this mean that anyone in a hotel/motel high on drugs of any kind have more rights than families who are staying at the same hotel? And why did the clerk not GO to the room to see what was going on in there? If we had not asked him to call the police, would the new neighbor be carried off in a body bag the next day?
I feel bad for the guy, being "dumped off" by family or whoever so that they would not have to deal with him. And I could get into all of the "what if's" of the situation, as in him trying to bust down our door since we were the closest or worse, him being carried off in a body bag the next day. The point is, I do not feel and believe that he had more legal rights than we did in this situation due to no one wanting to "deal with" this guy. Please respond.
SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS -- At around 7:00 PM Tuesday December 30, 2008, I arrived at the Motel 6 at I-10 and Wurzbach in San Antonio, only to be told that the manager refused to honor my reservation (#**) because “there was a problem” with my previous stay December 19, 2008. I called Motel 6 to resolve the issue, but was told they never override the manager's decision. Is this even legal?
The only “problem” I remember is that, when I arrived around 11:00 PM December 19, I was told to drop my driver's license into the night window bin and wait while two clerks cashed out the register or something. I had been up since 5:00 AM, worked from 7:30 AM until 6:30 PM, waited an hour to pick up a pair of glasses that wasn't quite finished, and driven 3 hours from Houston to San Antonio. I was so tired my legs were shaking, so after a couple of minutes I asked how much longer it was going to be, thinking I might need to find somewhere to sit in the meantime.
The female clerk huffily told me it would be two minutes. When she finally checked me in, she started some spiel about putting me in an upstairs room, but if it was a problem… I held up my hand and said I just wanted a room, any room. The clerk got even huffier this time and said she'd be fired if I didn't let her finish. I have stayed in many motels, including this and other Motel 6 locations, but I'd never heard such a load of garbage.
Somehow, I don't think a tired white male customer dealing with an arrogant clerk would have been refused service the next time he came through town, as I was. Two such incidents don't make a pattern of discrimination, but they certainly suggest that one might exist. This wasn't the first time I'd been refused service at a Motel 6 by a male manager with no explanation.
Several years ago I lodged a complaint with Accor about another incident that seemed purely discriminatory. I was staying at a Motel 6 in Phoenix at I-17 and Bell Rd. while looking for a house to rent. I found one on a weekday but was told I would have to wait until the next weekend to move in. I asked the Motel 6 manager to add an additional week to my credit card. Since I had a weekend free, I spent Saturday morning at the mall. When I came back that afternoon, my key didn't work, the drapes were open, and my belongings were gone.
I went down to the office to find out what was going on. I was told I had to check out. I reminded the manager that he had extended my reservation to the following weekend, but he denied it. I asked him to add the extra week to my credit card, but he refused. I asked for my belongings, and another employee offered to load them into my car, but the manager wouldn't let him do so. I never did find out what inspired this hostile reaction. In this case, I hadn't even had the temerity – or reason – to complain about anything.
I simply had spent my days at work or looking at rentals and my nights sleeping or watching TV with the mute and closed captioning on. Had I snored too loud? Or was I merely a single woman at the mercy of a man who finds single women a threat to his world order? After this latest incident, I left San Antonio and found a very nice room at a Best Western. It cost a little more than Motel 6 with my AAA discount, but was worth every penny, not because it was so much nicer – and it really was much nicer – but because the staff there treated me like a human being. Priceless.