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Hotels and Motels - Chu's Or Lose

Everybody Go Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

Ricky Chu
Feb 9, 2007
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When the events are booming, you can find the Super Street staff pretty much living out of hotels in a bunch of cities. After staying at so many different ones, there are still a few things that boggle my mind, so I've compiled another lovely list for you readers to look over and think about for yourselves. Keep in mind, that if it costs $2 more for a nice hotel than it does for one where crackheads live, Primedia will save the $2.

* Confirmation number: How can you lose a reservation, but not a confirmation number?

* Elevators: If there happens to be six or so elevators, why is only one working at a time? And why are they so far away from the lobby?

* Front Doors: Have you ever tried to open two sets of non-automatic doors while dragging a huge suit case with a camera bag strapped on your back and a laptop case hanging off your shoulder?

* Internet: I think it's safe to say that Japan is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world. So why is it so hard to find a hotel with Internet access? And for places in the States, charging $11.99 a day for access is a total scam.

* Shampoo: Some hotels/motels we get booked at have no tiny shampoo bottle-mainly the place we stayed for Time Attack. After spending ten minutes staring at the little bar of complimentary soap, we ended up using it to wash our hair.

* Sheets: Do they actually change the sheets with clean ones or just make the bed again? If they don't replace them with clean ones, then Jonny has been right this whole time when he tosses the germ-infested top blanket on the floor.

* Showers: There's zero water pressure and the temperature switches from hot to cold whenever it wants to.

* Mini Bar: $8 water. $6 candy bars. $5 mixed nuts. Scam and a half.

* No Smoking: What's the point of offering no smoking rooms when they all smell like a Guns N' Roses concert anyway?

* Continental Breakfast: What's so continental about old fruit and stale bread? Like muffin stumps, it's hardly consumable.

* Do Not Disturb Signs: Why do hotels even provide the door tag if they're going to come in anyway? Whether it's housekeeping waking me up at 7am or coming in while nobody is in the room. The sign might as well read "Come In and Go Through My Stuff."

* Checking out: Leave the key, turn it in, or keep it? Express checkout doesn't always give the final tally so you have to go to the front desk anyway.

-Ricky Chu

By Ricky Chu
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