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Hotels and Hassles

grich903 Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 10:04 AM
People who are not excited about their jobs and just going from day to day often forget the normal courtesy that keeps people returning to their hotels. I was at a Marriot years ago, in CA, won't tell where, had unpacked, laid out my stuff, showered, dryed hair, left the dryer in the bathroom. The next day when I came back to the room after a football game, found my dryer gone. Weird, since the hotel dryers were white and mine was pink. Called the desk to complain and ask the staff to look for my dryer. Later in the day, the hotel brought me a new dryer to replace the missing one, and at the end of my stay, I recieved a 3 LB box of chocolates made at a local shop, shaped like a train. They were very good a courtesy.

Few things can make you appreciate home like staying in a hotel. This includes not only low-budget, bare bones hotels but also sweepingly large and ornate luxury hotels. What many hotels seem to have in common are needless hassles.

Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy for someone who arrives a little tired (or a lot tired) from traveling to use the various devices they find in their hotel room. But you...