Chris and I just got back from a long weekend in Texas. We had big plans. We managed to do just about everything we set out to do despite stupid sinus infections and not feeling 100% after we arrived. Isn’t that the way it goes sometimes? You look forward to a huge event or even a small event and bam! Something happens and you feel less than wonderful but we soldiered through, masked up, and did what we set out to do.
We stayed at a couple of Aloft hotels during our trip and have had good experiences with them. Chris is super titanium platinum gold silver extraordinaire or something with Marriott so that is usually our chain of choice when traveling. This time we chose Aloft as they were close to where we wanted to be and it would be easy to walk and access where we needed to go.
Thursday night we checked in and got settled. We decided to scrap our walking around plans as the weather was going to turn dicey complete with tornado warnings and pouring rain and it was a good decision. The rain started and it was phenomenal from the looks of it. Nothing like a good Texas thunderstorm, right?
Then this happened.
I had gone to put the blind down and was completely oblivious to this until I walked to the desk area and thought the carpet was a little squishy…
A quick call to the desk and we got a new room but of course I had “settled in” already ( I might have even been in my jammies) so there was a bit of packing up to do before it was go time. Chris was so calm when he called and said “there is a lot of water coming in the window so we need a new room”. Honestly, I don’t know how they could fix it at that point at night other than put towels there to soak it all up. Who knows?
Fortunately that was the worst of our room experiences. Except for the time we got booked into a conference room instead of a real room….
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Good morning! Sounds like you were troopers, from storms to sinuses! We are in the Marriott system, too, but haven’t stayed in an Aloft Hotel yet. Are they more modern, cutting edge? Hope all is well with you now.
Oh wow. Glad they were able to get you into another room right away. Water is so powerful and can be scary.
Oh my goodness! That can’t be good. These are the things that happen when travelling. Glad it all got sorted out.
I’m sorry you weren’t feeling well and then had to deal with that unexpected rainfall in your room. I hope you’re feeling better now.
Wow, that most definitely was raining inside!! Glad they took care of it right away. You never know what can happen when you travel.