This whole experience started the day before arrival. After having made a misjudged decision on a room choice I called the hotel and spoke with David Jefferson who very obligingly helped with a room type change.
The desk clerk on duty upon arrival, Anna, seemed to be more interested in working her cell phone than waiting on paying customers. When finally getting her attention she stated early check-in (2 hours) was not available, which was fine. Coming back 90 minutes later she stated again that early check-in was not available unless I was a Diamond member, however she did complete the process and we got the room keys.
Having been on the road for a week, we had laundry to do. When inquiring at the front desk about getting change to operate the washer and dryer we were told that they weren’t able to do so. Seriously? We walked next door to the neighboring Circle K and got the change. The washing machines seemed to work okay but the dryers swallowed the money and did not start. Along comes David Jefferson to the rescue again to work his magic.
The general condition of the room was pretty sad. Stained carpet, stained chair and ottoman, stained and much worn sofa, where we actually used the spare blanket as a sofa covering, cracked and broken lamp shades and a very dysfunctional set of directions on how to operate the cable channel selections, not to mention that the ice maker on that floor was not operating. When questioned about that the reply was that it was scheduled for repair.
In my humble opinion, (other than the helpfulness of David Jefferson), if this is what the new standard is for a Best Western “Plus” rating”, I’m rethinking my brand loyalty. less