Last month, just before the Chicago Seminars, I took one of my last 250 SkyMiles award sale runs for MQMs from YYZ. Since I had to get to YYZ and flights from Chicago were really cheap and on top of that I was working on my IHG Accelerate stays I got a cheap room at a Holiday Inn Express near the airport for my dark-30 flight the next day.
I do not read newspapers anymore as they just get your fingers dirty and I like my info digitally anyway. So, I just picked up the paper outside my door and tossed it into the trash can in the room. But on my way out I noticed what you see in the photo above.
Yikes – 3 days of papers?
The mind begins to run wild with questions of just what is going on in that room and why the hotel staff would just keep piling up papers without checking that all is AOK with the guest.
So that brings up my topic for today that I thought would be fun to discuss in the comments section below on the blog, that is, what are the weirdest things you have seen at a hotel or that has made you go “hummmm”. I will start with a few (other than the one above).
I am always shocked why folks do not flip the safety catch on the door when they enter a room. I have at least 10 times walked right into a room and someone was already in the room and using it. Always a creepy feeling and interesting to watch the front desk attendants reaction to you coming back down.
Room not cleaned. This has only happened a few times that I recall and once was at a Hampton Inn, but it just feels so dirty to walk into a room that has not been taken care of yet. I even feel like I want another room (I know just silly) but something about it just creeps me out. I know, I need to get over this one.
Getting the wrong bill. Maybe this one is not weird but when so much personal info is on your bill I find it creepy that maybe Mr. Weirdo next door got all my info. This has actually happened twice but I don’t recall what hotels they were.
Police at the door across from me. Ever look out the peep hole and see the “boys in blue” knocking on the door. Yes, it is also kinda creepy to be glued to the door of your hotel room but also hard to pull away until the event was over (no, they did not go to jail that night). And this last one was at an Intercontinental hotel no less!
So those are my kinda weird and strange events. I am sure you have many others. Please tell us what happened and if you can what hotel chain you were at! – René
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