Have to vent...Just checked into the Hilton Homewood Suites Dulles North.
After a long early 4.5 hour drive up this morning and a fantastically productive day with our channel partners, I wait 20 minutes for the front desk clerk to clear a billing issue with the one and only person in front of me in line. She does acknowledge me and tells me she'll be right with me, but then I'm still standing there five minutes later. So... I go get a beer from the bar - it's happy hour and beer is free - why not? I come back to the front desk with beer in hand and ten minutes later the clerk, still mired in the issue, hasn't called for backup. I'd use the digital key on my Hilton android app, but apparently I have to see the front desk before they'll send an activation code. So much for the IoT.
I finally butt in and ask her to approve my digital key. She does and I get to the room. I sit down with my beer just in time for the hallway to ring with the sound of a commercial vacuum cleaner. 1) It's loud. 2) They are banging it into everything, including (this is when I almost lost it) my door. They move on down the hall, maybe ten feet, and it stops. Thank god.
Now, they need to talk with their management on the walkie. In a loud voice. With the radio at a VERY high volume. THIS...this is where I lose it. It takes me a few short moments to reapply the legal definition of adequate public attire and storm into the hall. But, by this time the offender has moved off, around the corner, resuming their loud pedantic sweep for dust.
But wait! There beside me is their lifeline! The offending machinery's power cord is plugged into an outlet on MY side of the corner! Needless to say, their "power" to annoy me was immediately interrupted and before they could identify the source of the disconnect - a hotel door was loudly slammed shut.
10 minutes later beyond that violent act, I end this rant with a slight smile on my lips as the offending noise has yet to reappear.
God, grant me the serenity....
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our extended stay Dulles Airport hotel is designed to make you comfortable, whether you're traveling for a few nights or longer. Our accommodations near Dulles Airport feature spacious studio, one- and/or two-bedroom suites feature separate living and sleeping areas. Each has a fully-equipped kitchen with full-size refrigerator, microwave, 2-burner stove and dishwasher. You'll find enough space for work, study or entertaining - plus all the comforts of home including two remote control TVs, complimentary high speed internet access, and two phones with voice mail. Enjoy a complimentary Suite Start™ hot breakfast seven days a week and a Welcome Home® Reception featuring a complimentary light meal and beverages Monday through Thursday evenings (local laws apply). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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