Good value, but odo-ifferous
04/01/2018 FerdieFussbudget, Riverview, Florida
This was our second stay at this hotel, and was very good value for the seemingly clean and spacious room. Staff were professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. Our only complaint this time had to ... more
This was our second stay at this hotel, and was very good value for the seemingly clean and spacious room. Staff were professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. Our only complaint this time had to do with the copious amount of room freshener (something called Odo Clean) that had been liberally sprayed on everything in the room during the housekeeping process, (which made us wonder if the room was really clean) and even worse caused a serious allergic reaction among the humans occupying the room (wheezing, difficulty breathing, etc.). We ended up moving to a different room, where the room freshener chemicals were still very detectable, but less intense overall. UGH. The benedryl we bought at the Circle K gas station next door kicked in enough to offset the noxious chemicals and allow us to remain in the room through checkout the next morning. The front desk graciously gave us a room price reduction for the inconvenience of changing rooms. For hotels everywhere here is a question to consider: Why must hotels encourage the spraying of such insidious "room freshening" chemicals? If the room is clean, this is an unnecessary added expense to the hotel, and is potentially detrimental to the health of hotel guests. Please stop doing it. This hotel has a very distinct policy forbidding cats, dogs, (and presumably other animals), so the need to spray anything should be nonexistent provided the rooms are in fact really clean. PLEASE train housekeepers to lay off the spray - and instead just clean the rooms rather than masking or covering up any smells resulting from incomplete cleaning with a noxious and toxic spray. This is as bad or worse than the old ladies who bathe in perfume prior to attending church on Sunday mornings. It should very simply NOT be done.
Breakfast was good, and for those who need to know: this hotel does not have an elevator, so request ground floor if needed. We highly recommend asking for a "non-sprayed" room upon booking - who knows, maybe they'll take note and grant your request....... less