Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Worst Birthday Ever!!!


I really wanted to visit this school I had seen it 40 years ago and wanted to know if it was still there it is a historical elementary school.  My interest in the school is the name it is my family name not many people have the name Whaley.  I can remember growing up and always checking the phone book to see how many Whaley's I could find. 
Hello Lovelies I am back from the worst Birthday ever.  I am still upset and so please forgive me how this post is even put together.  To start off I arrived in Williamsburg on Friday weather was nice and I was very tired and hungry after a 5 hour train ride.  I just wanted to check in and get changed up and go out to eat.  Well, when I get there first thing I notice the lack of wash cloths and the two that were there were just horrible.  I began unpacking and notice no hangers!!! What hotel not have hangers.  So I call around to the front desk and explained what was going on.  Grrr this Guy Chris tells me they don't have any extra wash cloths and no more hangers.  What the hell!! are you kidding me. So I get on the phone and call the complaint department for Red Roof.  Now understand I love Red Roof I use them all the time for quick trips.  Never had a problem with them and the prices are great.  So after I filed my complaint 5 mins later here comes this Chris guy with four dingy wash cloths and a arm of brand new hangers.  I also pointed out to him while I was in the room the lack of outlets there was nothing for me to plug anything into.  Ummm what good is a desk if you cant use it no outlets.  Too tired to deal with it I just took the rags and threw the hangers on the bed and left to eat.  Few hours later I return to the room the key doesn't work!! So now I have to go face this Chris guy again.

 Well I go into the office and he hands me my bill and tells me that I am being evicted from the hotel.  What the............. okay okay let me collect myself.  I asked why and he says to  me "you will never be satisfied and I just want your ass out of here"  I grabbed my bill and my one time key to open the door to collect my things and tried very hard not to cry.  I called back the to the complaint line and added this last episode to my case.  The woman on the other end was very apologetic to my situation but explained to me that there was nothing they could do to help since each of these places are individually owned. Then there was this loud bang on my door it was Chris again this time he says "I told you I want you out of here and you have 10 mins to get your shit and get out"  Shaken and almost wanting to faint Mister just said lets hurry up out of here.  My health is not the best and that is one of the reasons I haven't been around much.  Three months ago I had a heart attack and right there after I came down with a bout of pneumonia.  I just want to remain calm and be at peace. 

Fast forward today I check my bank account and the charges for my hotel were posted on my account.  I did however, fine another place but that took some time since this is off season in Williamsburg everything is almost like a ghost town. 

Will Williamsburg still be one of my favorite places to go yes will I return?  It will be a very long time before I do.  While I was there I went to my favorite store William Sonoma I brought an apron I have to have an apron and could never have too many. 

 He is playing with a motor lol trying to not be bored men have their home depots women have William Sonoma.

I enjoyed a movie and a nice prime rib dinner on Saturday.  I am looking forward to a better week. 

Peace and Blessings

Cheryl...snatch Joy~


  1. OMG, that whole experience is totally unacceptable!! I'm so sorry that happened to you. Is there a website for that particular motel that you can give your 'review'? I certainly would.
    I've been in motel rooms where there was only one or two outlets and the TV and lamps were plugged into those. I needed an outlet for my CPAP machine and another for my computer. I've learned to take along an extension cord and had to unplug a lamp on the other side of the room from the bed - not really 'safe' to do with a CPAP but what else could I do? There is NEVER enough wash cloths - should always be at least 4 in my opinion. Once or twice I've had dingy and I took them to the front desk and asked for new ones, and always got them with an apology. If we had a rude person working the desk we'd always write a bad review and we NEVER go back.
    Just bad business. :(
    Sorry this experience ruined your birthday. xxoo

    1. Denise I am going to yelp, face book and anywhere else I can go including the Williamsburg travel page to report this hotel. As you can see from the photos they had extension cords running everywhere all twisted up. Denise you Bumble Bee Door Hanger is just the cutest!!

    2. Yeah, all hose extension cords are a fire hazard :( Whenever my husband has had to complain and fortunately it's not often, he's been compensated in some way. Might be knocking off one nights stay or receiving a food coupon for one of the hotel/motel restaurants. If he doesn't get at least a sincere apology, we do not return, we find someplace else to stay on the next trip.
      Sure hope you are able to get some kind of satisfaction.
      Thanks so much for the compliment on my Bee door hanger :)

  2. That is just down right horrible.....I'll just say I will avoid Red Roof in the future! Bad news travels fast!

    1. Sherri I am doing all I can to spread the word about this Red Roof.

  3. I'm so sorry you had a bad birthday.Seems that's the way of things now , no respect for people spending their hard earned money. Surprised you were even charged after the way they acted. I say just do a repeat take a special day just for you.Warm Blessings!~♥Amy

  4. OMGosh!!! I am SO MAD right along with you!! It really ticks me off that you have to give your payment info before you even see a room. We don't travel much and I don't know what I would do if this happened to us. Don't forget to register a complaint with the Better Business Bureau.

    Now, that was a bad PART of your bithday. But you were with your hubs and the food looked great so that is the bright side...there always is a bright side you know.

    Best wishes Cheryl. Even a bad birthday is better than the alternative!!
    xx, Carol

    PS: I wish you were not a no reply blogger.

  5. Sorry you had such a bad experience on your birthday. I know your next birthday will be extra fab to make up for this year.