The Quarter-mile Walkathon with a Misleading Price
Why the hidden taxes and fees? Maybe, all hotels operate this way, but the advertised rate was $60. Once I booked the rate jumped immediately to $69.63. Why wasn't the advertised rate $69.63? So, from the start, it felt like Expedia or Days Inn itself felt no qualms about misrepresenting itself in order to gain a client. And why was I put at the extreme far end of the facility with an extremely long walk to the front office, breakfast room, and restaurant? Overall occupancy looked like less than 10%.(?) It wasn't because I chose a non-smoking room, because smokers were at the same distance also just one floor up.(?) It was nice to have a mini-frig, but the freezer area was clogged with frost build-up. The on/off cycling of the heating unit made sleeping difficult giving me a short night's sleep after the lengthy process of trying to find the right heat-setting on the dial. Lighting was dim with carpeting and tile surfaces 'dingy' down the LONG HALLWAYS. And why do 'yellow, wet floors' signs have to be standing on any and all ceramic tile surfaces when the floor is obviously not wet and probably not recently mopped? They should be picked-up and put out of sight. I may have overlooked it, but I couldn't find simple bread, bagels, or jam in the breakfast room, although the sausage patties were good. Even though Days Inn had the low price for my one-night stay in Lexington, KY. A $70 expense for one night did not seem cheap to me. Maybe, better amenity is at the $100/night hotel.