My first morning, I woke up early at 7am and had a craving for something sweet.
I went downstairs and they said breakfast wasn’t ready. I remembered they had cookies laying out in the sister hotel next store.
As I walked out, the owner Gino, asked if I wanted a coffee, I said "No, Thank you", and kept walking.
When I entered the hotel next store, they didn’t have the cookies lying out, so I thought I had better look up a shop nearby and starting searching on my phone outside on curb.
Gino came running up to with a bright red face, demanding to know why I was in the hotel next store, I said “to get cookies." He seemed angry at my response and confused, he asked again now screaming “Why were you in the hotel?!” “Are you even staying here?!"
He asked to know my room number, He grabbed my key out of my hand, he continued to berate me loudly, not listening or not believing my responses?
I felt unsafe and uncomfortable. I thought I need to get away from this guy.
I screamed back, 'stay the f**k away from me.' He continued to yell at me as I ran away from him.
Maybe I wasn't clear enough to him, I was tired, but I wouldn’t speak to anyone that way, especially a guest paying $320 a night.
Did he think I was breaking into their hotel?
That I look like a criminal?
Maybe he was having a bad day, but I was just trying to get a snack..
I went back to my room and gathered my stuff and left. Didn’t feel safe there.
I would have paid another $320 just to not have this experience.