I’m starting to think I’ve been jinxed on this business trip. Either that or this particular hotel has a jinx. Upon check-in, the staff couldn’t find my reservation, even after I provided my printed confirmation. They gave me a room as a walk in, but also made me stand there for 20 minutes while they called the reservation website’s customer service. The next day, my keycard wouldn’t work. Add on one more trip down three floors to the front desk to have it re-coded. Next I tried to use their nicely equipped business center only to find the printer wouldn’t work. It kept saying “No Paper” even though the tray was full. Add one more trip to the front desk. After a highly delicate procedure involving slamming the tray in as hard as possible numerous times, the printer still did not work. So much for being productive.
It’s too bad I’m having all these little problems because this is actually a great hotel. I not only have conditioner and hand lotion (which not all hotels provide anymore), but there is mouthwash, a shower cap and two kinds of tea. The free breakfast even includes scrambled eggs and bacon, which is great for people like me who don’t want the huge sugar waffle. I hope that nothing else goes wrong to detract from my stay, but to be safe, I think I’ll stay away from the fitness center and the pool!