Really, Quality Inn?
Now, it's no secret that I prefer Quality Inn as they're usually an excellent value for the money (I've stayed at more luxurious chains for anime conventions and enjoyed them, but they're too expensive for me unless I'm sharing and splitting the room cost with others.) With that said, I am virtually guaranteed never to stay at one of our local locations again.
My parents were coming into town for a quick visit. I booked them a room at the Quality Inn in question, where I've stayed four times prior with no major issues. But I happened to notice a sign posted at the front desk, which pretty much assures there will be no 5th stay unless I move out of the area:
(this is paraphrasing, but it gets the point across)
"We will NOT rent any rooms to local residents living within a 30 mile radius. NO EXCEPTIONS!"
I am still completely baffled by this decision. Two hotels across the street have big conference spaces. They're losing money from conference attendees who might want to save a little bit of money. They're losing money from locals who might be displaced due to issues like gas leaks at their own homes. And they're losing money from people who might look to stay locally just to "get away from it all" for a few nights.
Oh well. There's at least two other Quality Inns in the area that don't have such a ridiculous policy in place, and now they'll get my business. Those two also happen to be just a bit nicer than the location in question.
tl;dr: SMH at one local Quality Inn's policy of not renting rooms to locals.
Posted January 23rd, 2014 at 2:41 PM by Blade_of_darkness
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