I was embarrassed for the staff at this hotel. I made my reservations 3 months in advance for a Nov 24-26, 08 vacation. I called the hotel direct to find out what parking costs were and where the parking was in relation to the hotel. I was told $9 a day and parking directly below the hotel, no walking except to the elevator. I thought it was a good deal so I booked directly through the hotel site and specifically requested a room AWAY from the elevators. I got my next credit card statement for Sept. and saw that the hotel had already taken my money, I attempted to cancel online and saw where I would get no refund, I was appalled. I should have known then not to expect much.
I checked in on the 24th and was demanded to give a cc for 'incidentals' I did, went up to the room and immediately saw I was beside the elevators and the room key would not work. I went back downstairs (toting luggage) and got another room after waiting in line to see the only person at the front desk. I was then given a second room and saw it was a joke-this place is no better than a Hampton Inn-and their rooms are bigger. I was disgusted by wasting money here when I could have gone to Doubletree and had a bigger room and cookies at check in.
I go to check out on the 26th, was not given a bill after checking out but was told the room key would work to get out. the room key was already deactivated by the time I walked the 1/4 mile to the vehicle in the parking deck to pack up and leave. We were finally able to get someone to let us out and I went straight to the front desk again and demanded my receipt. Once I got it, I saw I was charged $18 per day parking and flat out LIED to that there was not a walking distance of 1/4 mile to get to the elevators. I attempted to call the hotel manager, Niles, to get the parking adjusted to what I was told, but he has refused to call me. Very poor service all around.
Pros: Checked out
Cons: Checked In