Hampton Inn - Thief in Housekeeping
FT LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA -- My wife and I went on a cruise out of Ft Lauderdale in March. We stayed at The Hampton Inn at 2301 SW 12th Avenue for one night. The following morning we took the shuttle to the cruise terminal. When we got on board the cruise ship my wife began to unpack. She discovered that she had left a small plastic bag in the room containing all of her earrings. As we had been preparing to leave the hotel room she decided to change the earrings that she was wearing. Somehow in the hustle and bustle of getting ready to leave, she left the bag in the room.
I immediately called the hotel from the ship and asked to speak with the manager. The person who answered the phone informed me that he was busy and asked what she could do for me. I explained what had happened and asked if the bag containing my wife's earrings had been turned in by the housekeeping staff (one can hope, can't he?). She put me on hold to check and when she came back she said that nothing had been turned in. She also told me that she had spoken with the General Manager and he said he did not have time to talk with me. She said they would check with housekeeping and that I should check back with them when we returned from the cruise. We did that but as I expected, nothing was found.
That bag contained at least 20 pairs of earrings, some costing over $500.00.
There is definitely a thief working in housekeeping at that hotel and I believe the General Manager could have gotten to the truth if he had been interested.
Yes, I know. My wife created this problem by leaving the jewelry in the room but don't we have a right to expect honesty from people who operate the hotels that we pay our money to?
I know this---I will never again stay at a Hampton Inn.