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INteresting points made. I agree with the part about breakfast. If I am off to a meeting or presentation, I am not in the mood for chatting over breakfast. Though in fairness at some hotels for breakfast I have felt pretty chatted-up too.
Access to a copier???
 

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INteresting points made. I agree with the part about breakfast. If I am off to a meeting or presentation, I am not in the mood for chatting over breakfast. Though in fairness at some hotels for breakfast I have felt pretty chatted-up too.
Access to a copier???
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INteresting points made. I agree with the part about breakfast. If I am off to a meeting or presentation, I am not in the mood for chatting over breakfast. Though in fairness at some hotels for breakfast I have felt pretty chatted-up too.
Access to a copier???
Sorry, unless you are staying at a hotel with a 'work center' you have no access to a copier. And even there, you really only have access to a bank of computers. SOME have copiers. I think business travelers should really plan ahead and send what they need printed to a Staples nearby where they will be meeting. To expect a hotel or B&B to provide them with reams of paper (and color copies) is excessive.
 

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INteresting points made. I agree with the part about breakfast. If I am off to a meeting or presentation, I am not in the mood for chatting over breakfast. Though in fairness at some hotels for breakfast I have felt pretty chatted-up too.
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I have a biz guest here for 2 nights. A little particular about the breakfast & prefers to eat alone and we have a full house. I offered room service but they did want to eat in the dining room. Fortunately, other guests ate really early today & tomorrow they are eating late, so it worked out.
I am the opposite...I woul love having a friendly innkeeper as my host when I was traveling on business vs. sitting alone at one of those little tables with watered down OJ and a hard bagel. haha!
 

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OK. they want free WiFi from us but no complaint about the 9.95 charge PER DAY at the big hotel! Copier? Hmmm. Last time we had a Conference at a hotel we were charged for copies. I do wish these people who write travel articles in 2009 would actually travel in 2009 instead of dredging up an article they wrote in 1995 and adding a few of the 2009 terminology such as WiFi. As for public transportation other than a major city, where does one find that and what business traveler does not have a car unless they are in NY, LA, Chicago, etc. And we actually WASH the glasses in OUR rooms...... Almost forgot - we are in the USA and ALL our TVs have English speaking channels. We may or may not have a Spanish channel.
 

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OK. they want free WiFi from us but no complaint about the 9.95 charge PER DAY at the big hotel! Copier? Hmmm. Last time we had a Conference at a hotel we were charged for copies. I do wish these people who write travel articles in 2009 would actually travel in 2009 instead of dredging up an article they wrote in 1995 and adding a few of the 2009 terminology such as WiFi. As for public transportation other than a major city, where does one find that and what business traveler does not have a car unless they are in NY, LA, Chicago, etc. And we actually WASH the glasses in OUR rooms...... Almost forgot - we are in the USA and ALL our TVs have English speaking channels. We may or may not have a Spanish channel..
The writer is not in the US...she's in Paris.
And the second comment pretty much sums up the problem...they expect B&B's to be cheap and they don't want to share anything (dining table, living room, etc). Now, around here, that means the Econolodge ($59) or the Super 8 ($79). And, the Travleodge in Bangor, and you saw what THAT was like!
 

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OK. they want free WiFi from us but no complaint about the 9.95 charge PER DAY at the big hotel! Copier? Hmmm. Last time we had a Conference at a hotel we were charged for copies. I do wish these people who write travel articles in 2009 would actually travel in 2009 instead of dredging up an article they wrote in 1995 and adding a few of the 2009 terminology such as WiFi. As for public transportation other than a major city, where does one find that and what business traveler does not have a car unless they are in NY, LA, Chicago, etc. And we actually WASH the glasses in OUR rooms...... Almost forgot - we are in the USA and ALL our TVs have English speaking channels. We may or may not have a Spanish channel..
The writer is not in the US...she's in Paris.
And the second comment pretty much sums up the problem...they expect B&B's to be cheap and they don't want to share anything (dining table, living room, etc). Now, around here, that means the Econolodge ($59) or the Super 8 ($79). And, the Travleodge in Bangor, and you saw what THAT was like!
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I didn't read the whole thing....but....European B & B"s and US B & B's are very different.
 

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OK. they want free WiFi from us but no complaint about the 9.95 charge PER DAY at the big hotel! Copier? Hmmm. Last time we had a Conference at a hotel we were charged for copies. I do wish these people who write travel articles in 2009 would actually travel in 2009 instead of dredging up an article they wrote in 1995 and adding a few of the 2009 terminology such as WiFi. As for public transportation other than a major city, where does one find that and what business traveler does not have a car unless they are in NY, LA, Chicago, etc. And we actually WASH the glasses in OUR rooms...... Almost forgot - we are in the USA and ALL our TVs have English speaking channels. We may or may not have a Spanish channel..
The writer is not in the US...she's in Paris.
And the second comment pretty much sums up the problem...they expect B&B's to be cheap and they don't want to share anything (dining table, living room, etc). Now, around here, that means the Econolodge ($59) or the Super 8 ($79). And, the Travleodge in Bangor, and you saw what THAT was like!
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Maybe that explains why it did not take my comment.
 

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OK. they want free WiFi from us but no complaint about the 9.95 charge PER DAY at the big hotel! Copier? Hmmm. Last time we had a Conference at a hotel we were charged for copies. I do wish these people who write travel articles in 2009 would actually travel in 2009 instead of dredging up an article they wrote in 1995 and adding a few of the 2009 terminology such as WiFi. As for public transportation other than a major city, where does one find that and what business traveler does not have a car unless they are in NY, LA, Chicago, etc. And we actually WASH the glasses in OUR rooms...... Almost forgot - we are in the USA and ALL our TVs have English speaking channels. We may or may not have a Spanish channel..
The writer is not in the US...she's in Paris.
And the second comment pretty much sums up the problem...they expect B&B's to be cheap and they don't want to share anything (dining table, living room, etc). Now, around here, that means the Econolodge ($59) or the Super 8 ($79). And, the Travleodge in Bangor, and you saw what THAT was like!
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Maybe that explains why it did not take my comment.
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gillumhouse said:
Maybe that explains why it did not take my comment.
They took mine...
 

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OK. they want free WiFi from us but no complaint about the 9.95 charge PER DAY at the big hotel! Copier? Hmmm. Last time we had a Conference at a hotel we were charged for copies. I do wish these people who write travel articles in 2009 would actually travel in 2009 instead of dredging up an article they wrote in 1995 and adding a few of the 2009 terminology such as WiFi. As for public transportation other than a major city, where does one find that and what business traveler does not have a car unless they are in NY, LA, Chicago, etc. And we actually WASH the glasses in OUR rooms...... Almost forgot - we are in the USA and ALL our TVs have English speaking channels. We may or may not have a Spanish channel..
The writer is not in the US...she's in Paris.
And the second comment pretty much sums up the problem...they expect B&B's to be cheap and they don't want to share anything (dining table, living room, etc). Now, around here, that means the Econolodge ($59) or the Super 8 ($79). And, the Travleodge in Bangor, and you saw what THAT was like!
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Maybe that explains why it did not take my comment.
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gillumhouse said:
Maybe that explains why it did not take my comment.
They took mine...
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I saw yours. I tried twice and nothing. They must have closed comments.
 

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The business traveller issue really doesn't apply to me. I seldom get them. I do appreciate the letter from the flight attendant though. Dom was a flight attendant on Pam Am before it went bankrupt so I certainly understand how hard some people can be on planes from the stories he tells me and from what I observe on flights. People can be so stupid and selfish and obnoxious!!
 

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