Business or pleasure, mostly?
Roughly an equal amount, some vacation travel, some eork travel, sometimes touring with the band.
What's the best? worst? what do you expect from them?
Best - ideally I would like to have a sleeping area, a working/reading area, and maybe a balcony to get some fresh air. Generally what makes me go "OOH this is a nice one!" is the quality of the bath/ shower. If I have time to swim, then a nice swimming area - not too crowded. Jacuzzi jets? Brilliant!!!
I'd like a working TV with basic cable and access to Internet TV so I can watch youtube & Netflix vids along with broadcast TV. Movies for rent - good ones, that I want to see now, at a reasonable price? Even better.
If they have an actual edible breakfast spread included in the price, and it is available until 11am, I am best pleased.
Worst - the room is too uncomfortable to get a good night's sleep. Maybe there's noise, or the people creep me out, maybe it's impossible to get the temperature right, maybe the sheets are so full of bleach they irritate my skin. But I mainly need the room for sleeping in.
One of the pads we played on tour this spring, they wanted to sleep in the club in a room that smelled, rather strongly of mold. We managed to find another place to stay that night.
Ever complained? why?
I'll ask for another room if it's loud, or the TV doesn't work.
I once ended up in what must have been a hooker pad in Oklahoma City, I was too dumb to notice when I checked in, just saw it was a couple bucks below Motel 6 (now, one of my warning signs.) The first room, the air conditioner had been ripped out of the wall and there was debris in the bathtub. The guy at the desk said "never had complaints about THAT room." He put me in another one where the shower had tiles missing and there was insulation leaking from the wall into the tub. I slept with my coat and shoes on and left early.
One time we checked into a Motel 6 and not only had the room not been cleaned, it was covered in dog hair! They gave us another room right away but I was wondering how that one slipped through!
How long have/could you hole(d) yourself up? where? why?
I've done stays in one place for roughly a week to ten days. I could potentially do it for longer if the place was nice and the city was interesting.
Ever worked in one?
Jimbo wrote:The Natural Times said no matter, essentially we are all doomed.