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I want to live in a hotel

January 27, 2011

Crown Plaza Hotel Mpls

For the last several weeks I have been touring hotels for the Tribal Blogs 2011 Conference. I have been checking out the meeting rooms as well as the guest rooms at each hotel I have visited. While I was most happy with the Crowne Plaza, and booked that one, they all look about the same to me.

They look the same because not one of them has dog hair all over the bed or couch, there is no half eaten sandwich on the coffee table, of course there is no bunny poo, and none of the rooms smell like dirty sweat socks.

I can’t tell you how much I want to live in a hotel.

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  • Reply meleahrebeccah January 27, 2011 at 8:18 pm

    I want to live in a hotel too – mostly for the maid and room service!

    • Reply Margaret (nannygoats) January 27, 2011 at 8:21 pm

      Hear hear! I would want the room service too. And the TV all to myself. Oh, is there one in the bathroom? How awesome is it to have one in the bathroom!

      • Reply meleahrebeccah January 28, 2011 at 5:13 am

        So very awesome!

        • Reply Linda Medrano January 30, 2011 at 9:10 pm

          I get very tired of hotels very fast. Even the nice ones are not home. I like home best of all. Dog hair and all. Plus, I don’t want a slice of melon on my plate with my hamburger. That is just wrong. And the pillows are always wrong. I should pack mine and take it with me when I travel.

      • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:37 pm

        A tv in the bathroom would be awesome but if I had one at home the boy wouldn’t leave the bathroom ever.

  • Reply babs (beetle) January 27, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    Just give me the maid and room service in my house. That would do me ….. Though I do have Mo 😉

  • Reply Pricilla January 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

    Does room service bring apples?

  • Reply Anonymous January 27, 2011 at 10:24 pm

    Ahhh yes, a chocolate on the pillow and a million bed bugs between the sheets; you gotta love hotels.

    • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:36 pm

      The bed bug phenomena is one of those things that has always been there but just reported on more now for some reason. In fact ten years ago the bed bug situation was much worse than it is now.

      • Reply Anonymous January 29, 2011 at 1:20 am

        I’m sure that’s true. Hotels have to be more careful now, in the internet age. A bed bug outbreak is bad for business.

  • Reply Another Suburban Mom January 27, 2011 at 11:57 pm

    Every time I get my annual round of bronchitis, I wish I could move into a hotel for a few days to recover so I totally understand.

    • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:35 pm

      That’s why I have children via c-section, I get 5 days in the hospital which is even better than five days in a hotel.

  • Reply JunkDrawer January 28, 2011 at 12:01 am

    I just love how every time you go back to your room it looks just like it did when you left in the morning. I’m an obscene tipper as a result of this phenomenon.

    • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:34 pm

      If it looks like it did when you left does that mean you are one of those people who cleans the room before the maid gets there? I bet you are. I bet you do a better job than they would because you don’t want them to think you are a slob. Unless you are referring to Dave and the mess he can make while you are gone.

      • Reply JunkDrawer January 28, 2011 at 1:38 pm

        Yes, a little like that, but not a lot. I crumple things. I’m a crumpler. Which is why it’s so nice to have the bed made crisply again and all the pillows are back on the bed in military formation, and I have new towels to replace the blob I leave by the door.

  • Reply Shawn January 28, 2011 at 1:51 am

    I too want to live in a hotel. In Jamaica. Or Barbados. But I would settle for downtown Montreal.

    • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:33 pm

      Jamaica would be great but like you I could handle a Motel 6 in rural WI is that was offered.

  • Reply Jayne January 28, 2011 at 5:44 am

    I imagine it would get old after a while, but I’d like to have the chance to find out.

    • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:32 pm

      It can’t get any older than living with animal hair everywhere, whining kids, and a sink full of dishes. Not to mention the dirty laundry, there is never dirty laundry in a hotel.

      • Reply Jayne January 28, 2011 at 10:38 pm

        Wow… It sucks to be you.

        • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 10:46 pm

          yeah it does, I didn’t even mention the bunny poo.

  • Reply cardiogirl January 28, 2011 at 8:43 am

    I’m there with you. Oh! Too bad we couldn’t both live there and then we could be like those effing punks Zach and Cody on that Disney show. I’ll be the stupid one as long as I can live in a hotel.

    That’s how I differentiate them — the stupid one and the smart one. And every time I ask my kids which one is which I always say, “Is that the smart one?” Now if they’re going to catch the inference more power to them. So far, I don’t think they have, though.

    • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:31 pm

      Is the stupid one the one who is always hitting on the girls? I know London is really stupid but that seems to work for her.

      • Reply cardiogirl January 28, 2011 at 2:46 pm

        Yes, he’s always goin’ for the girls plus he’s fat by comparison. I never ask, “Is Cody the fat one? But I always think it in my head before I say, “Is Cody the smart one?”

        And yes, the stupid one is a genius compared to London.

  • Reply Nicky January 28, 2011 at 10:59 am

    I don’t want to live in a hotel. I want everyone else in my house to live in a hotel. Even the cat. Especially the cat.

    • Reply redheadranting January 28, 2011 at 1:30 pm

      I like that idea too, though I really want the maid service.

      • Reply Anonymous January 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        Nicky is very creative. Did anybody else notice that?

        • Reply redheadranting January 31, 2011 at 5:05 pm

          She is creative and there is a Charlie Sheen/Hotel thing that could be placed on Nicky, I just can’t come up with it this morning. (my kids don’t have school today and it’s snowing again, I can’t even come up with a word for ‘thing’)


  • Reply Lisa Griffiths January 28, 2011 at 1:56 pm

    I’m With You, Sistah!!! I like to travel, by car, a lot. And when I get a chance to stay in a nice hotel, it’s heaven. Sure, I’ve stayed in my share of roadsides and slept in my clothes because even the sheets didn’t seem clean, but nothing beats a hotel where everything, I MEAN EVERYTHING, is clean.

  • Reply Anne January 28, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    I have always wanted to live in a hotel. I love the idea of having room service any time I am hungry and having someone to clean up after me. I think I was filthy rich in another life.

  • Reply mrsblogalot January 28, 2011 at 10:19 pm

    What could be better than living at a hotel?? A good hotel. I mean really? It’d be like a dream come true!

    • Reply redheadranting January 31, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      What was that TV show about the people who ran the hotel? It was in the 80s I think and it was like Dynasty or Dallas. I don’t remember who was on it except for Barbra Streisand’s current husband whatshisname.

      • Reply mrsblogalot January 31, 2011 at 7:30 pm

        HAA! It was called Hotel! I loved that show!

  • Reply Boom Boom Larew January 29, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    I could live in a hotel. I’d definitely appreciate someone coming in to make my bed and tidy up every day!

    • Reply redheadranting January 31, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      And the people who do tidy up are so nice! You don’t have to nag them do pick things up, they get paid for doing it by someone else. It’s truly a wonderful concept.

  • Reply Katherine Murray January 30, 2011 at 3:58 am

    I want to have the Aria Hotel from Vegas shipped here… and live in the sky suite we stayed in and have the free wine/chocolate strawberry/snacks bar in every room… that was the best gift I have ever been given! BUT I would want just a tiny bit of dog hair!

    • Reply redheadranting January 31, 2011 at 5:09 pm

      Not me. I want to get away from the dog hair. Of course I will be bringing it with me so when I leave they will have to vacuum all the stuff that was stuck on my slacks. Hairless dogs are looking better and better each day.

  • Reply Ferd January 30, 2011 at 4:49 am

    It really is nice when things are fresh and neat, and someone else has done all the work to make it that way. But I guess that’s why they get your money.
    The room looks really nice. But how do you know about the lack of dirty sweat sock smell? My computer doesn’t have that capability I guess. 😉

    • Reply redheadranting January 31, 2011 at 5:08 pm

      You will have to trust me about the sweat sock smell. The rooms smell awesome because they have fresh flowers and chocolate and they don’t allow 12 year old boys in the hotel. It’s lovely.

  • Reply Unfinished Rambler January 30, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I hate to bring this up, but have you ever seen those Dateline shows where they go in to hotel rooms with a forensic scanner? I don’t think you’d really want to live in a hotel. I mean, yes, conceptually, it sounds like a great idea, but even beyond the expense of it, I think there might be some hygienic issues as well. My skin is just crawling as I’m thinking about it.

    • Reply redheadranting January 30, 2011 at 10:08 pm

      It’s purely philosophical. I’ve seen the shows with the black lights and it
      makes my skin crawl too but the idea of having someone come in every day and
      vacuum and make the bed sounds wonderful. And not having a kitchen sounds
      even better.

      • Reply Anonymous January 31, 2011 at 4:58 pm

        I’d hate have 20/20 show up and scan my house. The EPA would probably shut me down.

        • Reply redheadranting January 31, 2011 at 5:06 pm


          You do know what they are scanning for don’t you? What the hell are you doing and don’t you use a towel or something?

  • Reply Anonymous January 31, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    It’s always been my dream to live in a hotel. Not a Crowne Plaza, although they’re very nice, but something more like a Marriott Residence Inn, where you can have two or even three rooms. I think it’d be heavenly to have somebody make my bed every day, and I could send out my laundry and get a shoe shine once a week, plus have a free breakfast in the morning and couple of free cocktails every evening.


  • Reply Cazare Moneasa February 2, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    I would rather live in a house hotel not a room hotel. ANd it must have garden and pool.

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