Occasionally I run across something that echos my sentiments. This writer from Mason City has similar requirements —just like me—what she looks for in a hotel has changed over the years. Since we have stayed in some pretty fancy schmancy hotels over the past couple of years I have discovered that I have definite likes and dislikes and yes, I guess–expectations. I do love to have nice sheets ( and yes—I DO want both a top and bottom sheet) and the turn down service with chocolates on the pillows is very nice. But give me an in room coffee maker and I am as happy as a clam on a warm summer’s day. Or something like that. One place we stayed recently even provided microwave popcorn which I thought was a nice addition. The one thing that is not negotiable anymore is internet service. Gotta have it. Wireless is best and most of the chain hotels in the US offer it in rooms for free. The hoity toity places charge for it. Now to me that is just wrong. How can you justify charging your guests for internet service when you are already charging them an arm and a leg for a room?? Come on now folks—give a little bit. I will be hunting a hotel this week as I trek to Ohio and you can bet that will be what I look for —gotta stay connected at all times so give me the list of free internet places and I will be happy. The article below is a pretty accurate description of me also!!! Thanks, Valerie!!!
April 18, 2010