While scouring the nation for good places to eat, where we stay is important. This place is the "Hotel from Hell." Here is why:
You are enjoying a cup of coffee and a 4 dollar glass of juice, waiting in your wife before going to the breakfast buffet. You are looking at the news on your computer. The hostess comes up to you and says "I am going to have to ask you to leave and move to the business center because we have 425 guests for an a family reunion and they are coming in to have breakfast." We were in the middle of our cup of coffee and had the first sip of our $4 glass of juice. Breakfast, forget it-
The restaurant is not closed or reserved for a special event. What would you do?
We talked to members of the family reunion. They were shocked and dismayed that the restaurant asked us to leave the restaurant to make room. One family member suggested we join them and sit where we want next time.
Here is a secret. The family reunion is a large black family. I am white, the hostess was white. One of the family members who heard this story said next time tell them you are one of us, we don't discriminate.
This family is simply fun, and the color of your skin is irrelevant.
However, our story does not end here.
You are at the same hotel coming in from dinner. It is 9 PM, on a Saturday night, and that 425 member family? They are still in the hotel. You approach the front entrance after parking your car around the side of the building with no access. There are no directions into the building. The hotel is chemically applying a coating to the sidewalks. It smells. The main entrance is blocked. To add insult to injury, when you get up the next morning the entrance is blocked, and the chemical smell is pungent.
Eating breakfast the next morning at this hotel is an unpleasant experience because of the chemical after taste from the pungent smell. One of the 425 members of the family reunion tells us about her asthma and the impact of the chemical smell on her ability to sleep, and breathe.
…and the 425 member family reunion has to tolerate this kind of behavior after paying good money to stay at this place? The Doubletree Winston Salem's management placed their employees an an untenable situation.
What would we do? Tell you to avoid this hotel.
Stuart James, foodBlog