Real Talk A mom’s honest review of her own home. (Hint: Management needs serious improvements.)
I’m giving this establishment 1.5 stars.
I have given this place quite a few chances. In fact, I’ve lost track of the number of times I have spent the night here. Every time I go to bed thinking management will get its act together, that this time will be different. No dice.
During my most recent stay, I received a 5:45 a.m. wake-up call. The problem? I didn’t request one. What’s more, instead of doing an actual call on the phone like most hotels, this place sent in a little preschooler to crawl into bed with me. I get it. Wake-up calls are almost obsolete thanks to the new technology on our phones. Therefore, a fresh approach to keep an edge on the market might be necessary. But this seems like an odd direction to go.
Unfortunately, the morning didn’t improve. Once I was up, I realized that the complimentary breakfast was not prepared. Not to mention, I now had an additional mouth to feed if you include the alarm-clock child, which it seems like I should. That child didn’t appear to have any kind of job at all, yet she requested a ride to school. On the plus side, this place is conveniently located near said school. On the minus side, I had to get up excruciatingly early to accommodate this kid’s needs. It’s obvious the management here has a hard time scheduling its staff appropriately.
I should also point out there seemed to be a large rat (or other rodent of unusual size), which hopped into my bed this morning and continued following me around crying for food. Thankfully, when I put my glasses on, I realized that the rodent was a dog. Oh, yay for you guys. You got one thing right, being a pet-friendly place. I’m still sticking to my rating. That dog licked itself extremely loudly and didn’t have the decency to excuse itself to a more private area. If it were a rat, I could cut it some slack for being so uncouth, but a dog ought to know better.
All that being said, I will likely stay here again with the express hope they will get their crap in order and stop waking up their
mother so early! If you wonder why the early-morning rage, here’s a hot take: Mom’s office doesn’t have nap time. In fact, it seems to have pretty explicit rules against naps. Don’t ask me how I know.
I look forward to updating this Yelp review should there ever be improvements around this place.
Mandy W. Sioux Falls, SD 300 friends 28 reviews