We stayed at Comfort Inns as we traveled across America. As Miss Dazey pointed out, if you stay at the same chain, you get to sleep in the same type of bed and usually have a consistent night’s sleep. That proved true for us. The amenities are also the same.
One day we stayed at a Quality Inn in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is part of the Choice Hotel family, but it is not a Comfort Inn. It looked the same and had the same promises, but did not deliver.
Comfort Inns have a free breakfast that have been consistently good. At the Quality Inn there was no hot breakfast prepared.
When we got there people were milling around. Most all of the packaged muffins and cereal was gone and there were no servers to supply hot food. People were unsure of what they were supposed to do. The orange juice machine spit out juice unbidden and made a mess. One take charge lady found some bread and bagels in the next room and brought the trophies to the toaster.
Finally some hotel attendant came and turned off the juice machine, but no announcement about breakfast was made. He then disappeared.
As we milled around, we met Jet and Cindy Briggs from Farmington, NM. They were just passing through Albuquerque after having buried his father. They are very nice people. We chatted and they wished us well in Las Vegas.
Steve had already decided we should go in search of a Golden Corral Buffet so missing the Comfort Inn FREE breakfast was no big deal. BUT what about the other folks.
Jet and Cindy Briggs were grieving. There were parents with little children in tow. There were people from all walks of life. They were all hungry. They all expected to have breakfast. They all had a been promised something and that promise had been broken.
Funny how the FREE breakfast didn’t seem like a big deal to me until I saw all the hungry people.
Do you consider a FREE breakfast a promise?
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