I'm going to rant on an old man. I would like to call it a veteran young guy rant. At least in my mind, I have a little bit before I become a young man. A few weeks ago, I talked about my bad stay at a hotel. It is a great place to stay in Michigan and the hotel, room and pool were great. There were no issues with the hotel, except for those doors from the 70s that are no longer used.
During our stay, we had some noisy neighbors. There are connecting doors. The doors make a loud noise from the next room. They remind me of the ceiling at the old Hard Rock Las Vegas center bar where you could hear people talking 30 feet away.
The room next door was filled with people coming back from the pool at around 9:30 PM. It wasn't technically quiet time yet so we weren't able to do much. As soon as they got in, they ordered a pizza, and we were able to tell them what they wanted.
The connecting doors at a hotel tilt the odds in favor of the house more than you might think. It's not possible to soundproof those areas in the best hotels. What are they supposed to do now?
People often request connecting rooms. I can remember two or three times when we wanted them. Is it worse to have to go to the hallway to get to the other room? Nope, that's right. Why don't we have them?
Every time we have a connecting room, there are other things that happen. A person next to us is fiddling with it thinking it is a closet. Someone is breaking in sometimes. The main door has better security than the doors on the left and right.
I want the hotels to board me up. Throw away the key if you fill it in. The no connecting rooms complaints would be more than the noise complaints. If you want to keep around a few because they're popular with larger families, book them out together or keep one room empty. A man can dream. I don't understand why hotels have connecting doors in all of their rooms. It didn't make sense.
Am I on an island here? Maybe this is a weird rant but I have long loathed the connecting room because it creates more issues than it is worth. Let me know what you think about them below.Disclosure: Miles to Memories has partnered with CardRatings for our coverage of credit card products. Miles to Memories and CardRatings may receive a commission from card issuers. Opinions, reviews, analyses & recommendations are the author’s alone, and have not been reviewed, endorsed or approved by any of these entities.
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