WACO, TEXAS -- Checked about 10 PM and paid for room. Then directly to bed tired from traveling all day. Woke up next morning needing to clean up and get back on road. 1st issue ants all over the night stand, bed and bathroom floor where they had attempted to repair the floor and left a bare space. I could see on the night stand where they had just smeared food.
After calling the desk they came in and saw the ants. They offered another room. Told them we did not have time. We just wanted a refund. After calling the manager they gave us a credit to put back on credit card. They called after we left and told us the shower was working. I told them they did not give us the secret code for the shower. Instead of giving us credit like they said they would, they double charged for the room. I can't see why anybody would want this motel on their franchise.
LEWISTON, MAINE -- I found bed bugs in my room at the hotel so I went to the front desk and all the guy said was they can't control if people from other states come here with bugs. Wow really? I said "isn't that the hotels job to make sure they don't have bugs?" I told him I wanted a full refund. He said he couldn't do that. I would have to stay and wait for the manager. So here I am sitting in a room that has bed bugs thinking about all the things I have with me that will have to be put in the trash. It's really sad that customers have to not only deal with bugs in their room but employees who don't care.
I let the guy at the front desk know I called the CDC of Maine along with the state and city inspector. They plan to come see the bug I caught along with the bite my wife got and I took all the pics I could to post on Facebook, YouTube, and any other media site I can. So I guess we will see how this goes. Corp office told me to call them back after I see the manager so I'll keep everyone posted on how this turns out.
800 ARGOSY PKWY RIVERSIDE, MO 64150, KANSAS -- Let me start by saying I have stayed at several Super 8's, Days Inn's, Ramada's Microtels Travelodges and over the years and have generally had good experiences. But this time I had an option of staying at your motel or the casino directly next door. Because of my previous experience with your chain, always being clean and well kept I opted for the value of this hotel. Here's what happened.
We arrived around 4 pm. I checked us in and informed the desk staff that I would pay cash for the stay. He stated that my credit card would not be billed until the next morning upon check out. Meanwhile my wife proceeded to the room to take a shower while I unloaded the car.
When I came back to the room, my wife was standing in the hall way pointing inside the door where a cockroach was walking across the sink area. I trapped it in a paper cup and took it to the front desk explaining that I have standards and would not be staying there. I have never seen ANY insects in your hotels before and was VERY shocked.
I proceeded to take the luggage and other items back to the car. Came back in and was told that I didn't need to worry any room charges. But after I insisted, I receive a receipt for the cancellation… the desk person HAD charged my account and I am now waiting for the credit refund to be placed back on my card. If I had not insisted I would have paid for a roach infested hotel room I had not stayed in and would be surprised if I would have ever gotten my money back.
While he said “I'm sorry,” the loss of respect for your chain has led my wife and I to agree to never again stay in a Super 8 or any of the other Wyndham Properties. While I realize that it might be a franchise store. I am disappointed in the lack of over-site. And general “so what attitude” of the three people that were standing at the front desk.
MADISON FLORIDA, FLORIDA -- We were driving 18+ hours and stopped in Madison Florida at the Super 8. We checked into a room with 2 queen beds, because we had all 4 of our children with us. Once we entered the room I noticed it was dirty and had a funny smell, but we were tired from driving so long and the kids were crying. When I sat down on the bed that was when we noticed the first of many bugs in the room. I went to call the front desk and a roach ran out of the phone. One also ran out of the clock.
I sent my husband to the front desk to get a refund, so we could leave. He came back and told me that there wasn't a manager on duty, so all the girl at the front could do was move us to another room and give us a discount. We didn't move rooms because it was hard for me to believe there was a room in that hotel that didn't have bugs at this point. Also the kids were very tired and cranky. I can not express how tired we all were. We would just have to talk to the manager in the morning.
We did not bring our things into the room, for fear of bedbugs or having a stowaway roach or two in our bags after staying there. We only needed a few hours sleep, so we could continue to drive safely. I removed all the sheets from the beds except for the fitted sheet, so I could check for roaches and other bugs. My husband lay down with my two younger children (1 yrs and 3 yrs) who were exhausted and crying, while my older two children 9 yrs and 10 yrs and I kept an eye out for the bugs. We did not sleep at all, and kept the light on all night.
I know we should have left, but they wouldn't give us a refund without the manager and it was dangerous for us to be driving anywhere that tired. We were on a budget and couldn't pay for two hotels in one night. We checked out early the next morning, and asked for the manager to call us. When she called us she admitted to seeing a roach herself and had requested an insect service to come out to the room again. She said she would talk to the owners about a refund.
We paid $61.80 they discounted $10.00 that brought the amount to $51.80 then brought the room down to $39.99 their most recent and maybe final offer. They said they would not give us a full refund because we stayed in the room and didn't take their offer for another room. (My view is if one room has bugs they all do). She also stated that one bug in a room is not uncommon. How about 10+ in a room. Also for the price $61.80 I didn't expect roaches.
(I guess we are just used to sleeping roach free.) I have photos of the bugs. Super 8 customer service told me if I can not resolve the issue with hotel directly, they would resolve the issue seven days after the date I filed my complaint. We shall see how this goes. Stay away from Madison Florida Super 8 it's the Roach Hotel...
After the manager and owners recived the photos I took of our room at Super8 Madison Fl. they refunded us in full. Thank you
BRATTLEBORO, VERMONT -- The king-sized bed which I was looking forward to smelled like vomit, as did two of the lousy little pillows. My husband was sleeping on the other two little pillows. The shower curtain bar was also broken and wouldn't hold the curtain up.
CHAMPAIGN, ILLINOIS -- I tried to cancel my reservation and was told we needed to give them 24 hr notice. How do you do that when you get a call on the road that there is a family emergency? I called them at 5:00 to cancel and they told me NO. I called again when I got to my destination and again was told it had to be a 24 hour notice. This doesn't seem logical to me and we will NEVER stay at a Wyndham Hotel again. Thanks for listening.
JACKSON, MICHIGAN -- I went in to get a room. Stood there waiting for attendant talking on phone to her boyfriend. She finally waited on me. Then I filled out my paperwork then asked how to get to my room. By then she was on the phone again. I asked how to get to my room. She just kept holding up one finger. Finally she told me to take my key card out the front door left to the second door and use the card to get in.
So I went out to the door. There was no slot for the card. I went back in and asked again. She told me the same thing with a bad attitude. I went out and asked another guest how to get in. I went in to the room and it was so hot you could not stand it. So I and my wife decided to go and get something to eat.
When we came back it had cooled down a little bit. We were tired and decided to lie down. Then the people upstairs were running back and forth. So my wife went to the front desk. The same girl told my wife they were working on the air upstairs. My wife told her about our air. The girl told her "oh I know we rent those rooms out last," but she never told me that.
She told my wife quiet time was 8 o'clock so the people working on the air would be quiet in about 10 minutes but it was already after 10 o'clock. They were stomping across the floor all night. I could not sleep so I stayed up all night till about 630 the next morning then slept for about 2 and a half hours. I wake and my wife and I had flea bites all over us.
So I go to the desk that morning and talk to the manager. She gave me a card with a number to call. We were so upset and tired we went back home to get some rest. I called the number the next day. The lady said we would be reimbursed and someone would call me in a few days.
After a week I called back and they kept transferring me around. Finally I get an answering machine and give my information. They call me back the next day and the lady tells me they contacted the owner and he told them they offered me a discount which was not true. They also told me the owner had contacted me which he had not. I received a letter saying if he didn't contact me in 3 days get back with them. Well I called them 3 days ago and have not heard from them.
KAMLOOPS, BC, CANADA -- Do not stay at this hotel. My husband, my parents, and I booked a suite with a separate bedroom. We booked well in advance because we were attending a wedding and because Super 8 is Pet Friendly. (We have a Shih Tzu). About a month before, I called to confirm the reservation and to book an extra night. At this point, everything was still okay.
One week before the date, they called us to inform us there was damage in the room and that they would be renovating. This is beyond their control and we understand. However, we did expect that they would put us somewhere else in the hotel. Since there were no other suites, we would need two rooms. (My husband and my father are not willing to sleep in beds side by side--which was the reason for us booking the suite in the first place). They said they would do so, but we would have to pay the full rates for both rooms. Basically, they gave us the attitude that if we didn't like it, we could go elsewhere. Very bad attitude.
Spoke with an accent so thick that I could barely understand him. Cut me off as I was speaking. Had some other person coaching him in the background--the manager--so I wasn't even speaking directly to the person in charge. And when I called the Super 8 "Head Office", I discovered that the hotels are franchised, so I don't know the level of accountability.
I have been in hotels all over the world, and if there is a problem with the room--that I have paid in advance for--the hotel will accommodate me, as their guest, and not expect to make a further profit from me. As a result of Super 8's inefficiency and rudeness, I have had to scramble to find a pet sitter, farm out my parents, and find another hotel in the area at the last minute. Way to go, Super 8. You have just lost a regular traveling customer.