Monday, July 21, 2008
Hey Crappy, remember last year when you wrote about that Comfort Inn on Maurice Avenue on Curbed and the commenters there said this was a great spot for a hotel despite the gritty location and posted glowing reviews of it? They obviously weren't talking from experience. Relatives of mine stayed there this past week. The attached video shows what woke them out of bed one morning - a hobo banging pieces of metal on a shopping cart. Mind you, this is through windows that are supposed to muffle the street sounds.
Other issues included trucks parked on the street right outside the window, a mildewy smell in the rooms, a toilet that leaked and wasn't bolted down properly, calling for A/C repair and being told someone would be right there but no one ever showed up, their room keys being deactivated throughout their stay, the maids forgetting to make up the beds, a tractor trailer taking up half the parking lot for three days and poor TV reception.
With a Holiday Inn Express scheduled to open down the street this fall, I don't think this place is going to make it unless they clean their act up fast. - anonymous