Hotel.com Misrepresentation of Price

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jsn55

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The problem is this is not a regular hotel- it’s a building with 24 apartments. If there are regular apartment owners - it’s not all that unusual to have roaches in NYC apartments.

I grew up in the Bronx and there were plenty of apartments we lived in with roaches. It’s an unfortunate fact of life in NYC when you have apartments with kitchens or kitchenettes. All it takes is one person to have them and they spread. Many landlords have their apartments sprayed monthly but if you aren’t home when they come- your apartments the one they run to to get away from the spray.

A few years ago we had workers in our house that brought tarps and after they left I found a dead roach in the bathtub after they took the tarps down. My wife thought it was hilarious that I immediately called an exterminator and had the house sprayed in case there was a live one that came in on those tarps. After living in the Bronx I wasn’t taking any chances.
One of your best posts EVER, Neil. I'm afraid that our OP wasn't meticulous when booking this accommodation, difficult to get the word out that the "internet is not your friend". It's merely a venue to pass information back and forth ... little of which is controlled by anyone. "Buyer beware" is the first thing people need to consider before booking anything on the 'net. The sellers have learned what to dangle out there to attract buyers who get excited about a low price, for instance, and forget to check everything else out.