Dear Super 8 In Sawyer Michigan

Dear Super 8 in Sawyer, Michigan:

I can appreciate not wanting to spend the money to cool rooms that aren’t in use, or to spend keeping a mini fridge cool in a room when it is not being used. However, keeping that air and the mini fridge entirely off tends to make both stink. This is not the best first impression when one’s hotel guest walks into a room.

Just saying.

We’ll ignore the fact that the hotel room is apparently old and musty enough to reek like a men’s locker room when the air is not currently running. Well, we could if the air had actually been running. Since this was the last room available in your hotel, perhaps you might have guessed it was going to be used and kept the air on for at least a relatively warmer temperature, just to keep it running once in a while to keep the smell down.

Similar with the mini fridge. Do you know all fridges reek if they are totally turned off and kept closed? Perhaps you really didn’t want to do that, even to save money on power. You kind of ruined the mini fridge. Why you unplugged it entirely, I’ll never know. We’ll ignore the fact that it will take long enough now to come up from a totally off and uncooled state to full cooled that I will check out tomorrow before being able to use it. Or we would, if this did not also go along with the fact that the fridge smells like rotting dead bodies.

Super 8 in Sawyer, Michigan, this was just not the impression you wanted to make for $150 for a single night on a Queen bed. I’m sure you can get away with charging that here, but I’m not impressed and my disappointment is going to color my mental impression of Super 8’s in general.


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6 Responses to Dear Super 8 In Sawyer Michigan

  1. Greg says:

    I stayed in a Super 8 in North Platte, NE in April. The first room they gave me had either large bedbugs or small roaches, and the second room had leftover tools from being repainted on the desk. But at least the fridges were plugged in.

    • My dad worked in a hotel one time where a guy turned out to have checked in to find a vicious dog in the room. Apparently, the previous occupant had left it and it had gone to sleep under the bed, hence why no one had noticed it before the new guy checked in. He got in bed, and then the dog attacked. I think that beats bus or tools.

    • Funny how there can be quite that much variance between locations of the same chain. I’m sure they’re franchises and all, but isn’t Super 8 itself at all worried about what this franchises do? It can really damage the reputation of a chain.

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