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Worst hotel--can anyone beat this?

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by mink31, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. mink31

    mink31 Well-Known Member

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    I present you the Leland, pride of Detroit (reading the first review should give a good enough impression):
    http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR..._Michigan.html

    I have a strange urge to stay there myself to see if it's really as bad as they say.
    Has anyone had experiences like this or even worse?
     
  2. robin

    robin Well-Known Member

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    Well, it is in Detroit.
     
  3. GQgeek

    GQgeek Well-Known Member

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    That's pretty revolting.
     
  4. mink31

    mink31 Well-Known Member

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    Well, it is in Detroit.

    Haha, I think one of the reviews is titled: "the Leland is Detroit"

    But you're right, what can you expect? Except it was actually a Ramada until recently, so you'd have to expect a certain level of comfort.
     
  5. Artisan Fan

    Artisan Fan Well-Known Member

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    Four Seasons it aint. And to add insult to injury you are in Detroit.
     
  6. tiecollector

    tiecollector Well-Known Member

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    Man I can't stop laughing from these reviews. I like how people recommend it for those with disabilities. I like how all but one person found most of these reviews useful.

    I've never stayed in a really bad place. I think the worst might have been the hostel in Amsterdam, but that wasn't even that bad. I did sleep in a train station in Pisa one night, but it doesn't sound as bad as this place.
     
  7. SoCal2NYC

    SoCal2NYC Well-Known Member

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    The only bad hotel expeirence I had was at The Marquette in downtown Minneapolis.

    I had requested a king/queen room; but, when we checked in we were given a room with two twin beds and told that the hotel had nothing else available. This is a huge hotel and it was on a weekday with no conventions or games going on.
    I think the front desk clerk did not want to promote homosexuality. The dirty looks he was giving also helped solidify this thought.
     
  8. itsstillmatt

    itsstillmatt Well-Known Member

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    The only bad hotel expeirence I had was at The Marquette in downtown Minneapolis.

    I had requested a king/queen room; but, when we checked in we were given a room with two twin beds and told that the hotel had nothing else available. This is a huge hotel and it was on a weekday with no conventions or games going on.
    I think the front desk clerk did not want to promote homosexuality. The dirty looks he was giving also helped solidify this thought.

    Maybe Mrpologuy was working the desk that day.
     
  9. texas_jack

    texas_jack Well-Known Member

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    Meh, I stayed at a place in Peru that I couldn't stand upright inside. The roof was too low. Of course it was only $2 a night so I didn't complain.[​IMG]
     
  10. Karo

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    Try staying at a hotel in China.
     
  11. eg1

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    My brother slept in a child's bed in some Godforsaken mountain town in India near the Nepalese border one night -- apparently they have some pretty impressive flying roaches thereabouts.
     
  12. tlmusic

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    These people who stayed at the Leland are gutsy! I've lived near Detroit for over 20 years, and I would be afraid to walk on the street in front of that hotel in broad daylight. ...and know my way around Detroit very well.

    All the nice hotels in the Detroit metro area are in the suburbs, which is unfortunate for the downtown.

    There is a restoration underway for the Book Cadillac hotel in downtown Detroit, which was the tallest hotel in the world when built in 1924.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westin_Book-Cadillac_Hotel

    We'll have to see IF they complete the restoration, and how long the place stays nice[​IMG]
     
  13. mink31

    mink31 Well-Known Member

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    There is a restoration underway for the Book Cadillac hotel in downtown Detroit, which was the tallest hotel in the world when built in 1924.

    It's being done by Westin and is scheduled to be finished by Fall 2008 (http://www.starwoodhotels.com/westin...ropertyID=3001)

    This seems like a questionable decision that I hope doesn't put Westin out of business [​IMG]
     
  14. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    I've learned to always make a reservation after doing a bit of due diligence on the hotel, if possible. I've had too many bad experiences to not research the specific hotel first. I haven't always liked to plan every stop in advance, but because of bad meals and lodging, everything is now planned in advance.
     
  15. mikej77

    mikej77 Well-Known Member

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    Those are some of the funniest reviews I have ever read.
     
  16. Piobaire

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    Reading those reviews, I kept thinking of scenes from The Wire.
     
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    There are much worse hotels in Detroit. They just don't make it onto Trip Advisor. This one isn't even in a particularly area.
     
  18. Brad

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    Those are some of the funniest reviews I have ever read.

    I laughed so hard I was crying. Downtown Detroit is in need of some serious help.
     
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    Try staying at a hotel in China.

    Chinese hotels can be substandard, but I've never really encountered anything egregious.
     
  20. RJman

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    Chinese hotels can be substandard, but I've never really encountered anything egregious.

    How are the hotels in Constantinople?
     

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