For the last fifteen years, my husband and I had been going to the same hotel to celebrate our anniversary.
The hotel was a casino resort, and there were plenty of things to do.
I wasn’t thrilled with shopping, but there was a huge mall that was once a seagoing ship. My husband and I spent hours just walking around and looking at all the sites. We especially loved the fourth floor where they had 27 different restaurants. The hotel itself had another ten restaurants, and plenty of activities so we never had to go outside. The last year we went, we swore would be the last time we went to this hotel. The HvAC system was so poor that we couldn’t find comfort no matter where we went. At night, it got so cold in the room that we were shivering. No matter where we set the thermostat, it ended up being around fifty by morning. In the afternoon, it got extremely hot. I must have called the front desk at least four times trying to get someone to look at the HVAC system. When the hot water wouldn’t work, they blamed it on my not knowing how to turn the hot water on. I was talking to someone else who was at the hotel and they said they were having the same problems with the HVAC system and the hot water. She said that if she hadn’t gotten the weekend for free, she would be going home. I agreed with her. Without good HVAC and hot water, the entire trip was a bust, and we’re not going back. So much for new management.