CARLISLE, PENNSYLVANIA -- FIRST THING: NEVER STAY AT THE QUALITY INN IN CARLISLE PA, UNLESS YOU LIKE SLEEPING WITH BED BUGS!
My husband and I were traveling back from Florida and were trying to make it home to Maine in as little time as possible. We chose the easiest routes and to ensure safe travel planned to stay overnight on one night at a respectable hotel. This was a great idea but took the worst turn once we laid down in the hotel's bed to sleep. Since we were so very tired we simply brushed our teeth and went to bed. After 3.5 hours of being in the bed, I was beginning without realizing it to have a serious allergic reaction from........ "BED BUG BITES"!!!!! by 5 in the morning I was almost unable to take in a decent breath. My husband apparently had been trying to ask me during the night "are you ok?, You sound like you are having a rough night's sleep"....... I was unable to think clearly enough to understand what was happening. Finally, he woke me, got me up and out of the bed when we both noticed the serious redness all over my body, one eye almost totally shut from swelling and oh yeah, the fact that I was having a very hard time to breathe.
He wanted to take me immediately to a hospital, but we did not have time. Fortunately it was allergy season and I had both liquid and pill form benadryl. I immediately took the medication and called for info. on how much I could take for such a serious reaction. I was fortunate, but once I could breathe better, we decided to pull back the sheets on our bed since we had seen a segment on NBC and SHOCK.......... all the signs were there!!!!! BED BUGS......... I paid a high price for not checking first. We will NEVER again stay at a Quality Inn, Choice Hotel, Sleep Inn or anything affiliated with this company because they simply responded to my complaint with sorry hope you try us again! Really, not even a refund was offered, not even a discount for such a horrible incident!!!! So, consider where you stay and please google bed bugs and the signs so that no one you love has this experience.