To buffet, or not to buffet

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Spending the Christmas season in a hotel. Totally did not expect everything to be 100% because of staffing concerns.

However, did not expect the buffet to be empty, and not seen to again, at 9am. So, had a yogurt for breakfast. Now I'm grumpy. (Breakfast from 6-10.)

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We had an overnight stay in a hotel on our way to the airport at the start of Dec.

Prices similar to us, but the breakfast was an abomination. Many things had run out when we went down, what there was suffered from having sat in heated trays for hours.

Coffee was the only good thing.

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Was listening to an interview with a former White House chef from the Ford, Carter and Reagan administrations. He said the rule in the White House is "the food service should look as filled and stocked when the last person is being served, as it does when the first person is being served." 

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BTW, some of the hotels have guarantees... https://thepointsguy.com/2015/04/100-satisfaction-guarantees-at-hotels-fact-or-fiction/

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I would have complained. Breakfast is supposed to be there, and not just a yogurt.

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Not ok.   There should be enough food for everyone up until 10 AM.   I'd be grumpy too and I'd likely say something to the front desk.

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Could have been WORSE... Could have been sausage and biscuits.

We do full breakfast even on Christmas.

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Generic wrote:

Could have been WORSE... Could have been sausage and biscuits.

We do full breakfast even on Christmas.

Biscuits, no sausage. There was no meat. Christmas day was better than today! It appears the only person in duty today was also the front desk clerk. There was no coffee, either.

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For what commercial institutions call coffee, you were likely better off anyway. I use in a pot what they use in some airpots.

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Morticia wrote:

Generic wrote:

Could have been WORSE... Could have been sausage and biscuits.

We do full breakfast even on Christmas.

Biscuits, no sausage. There was no meat. Christmas day was better than today! It appears the only person in duty today was also the front desk clerk. There was no coffee, either.

No coffee!   This is beyond bad service.  We are now bordering on cruelty.   

One time, when we lost power to the house, I ran to Dunkin Donuts and got two "Box 'o' Joe"-s.   We would  NEVER run out of coffee.

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Morticia wrote:

Biscuits, no sausage. There was no meat. Christmas day was better than today! It appears the only person in duty today was also the front desk clerk. There was no coffee, either.

Write a TA review. It's your duty. Tell them you wish you'd stayed at a B&B.

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You didn't go to the desk and ask/complain? I would have. Well, more likely, I'd feel relieved (can't stand breakfast buffets), and go find a McDonald's, where I'd rather have breakfast anyway.

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