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Courtyard Marriott, Charlotte, NC = bad

October 21, 2009

It is somehow fitting that the first hotel covered in the new blog is an example of all the things I try to avoid in business travel.  Without further ado, here are three shots of the hamster cage bathroom design found in Courtyard Marriotts throughout the planet.  This one happened to be in Charlotte, NC.

charlotte-shower

Note the fake granite plastic shower built on top of a bathtub.  At least there is a nice cloth design covering the transparent plastic shower curtain.

plastic shower curtain charlotte

A classic view of the plastic shower curtain being supported by a “doublewide” shower curtain rod (it bends way out!) designed to fit obese people into the shower.

awful sink area

And the coup de grace…the utterly tasteless sink cubicle area complete with a coffee maker. Note the shocking fluorescent lighting and unstealable hair dryer.  The hair dryer goes hand in hand with the hangers in the closet designed with tiny hooks so that they only work with the hotel’s tiny closet rod.  Come on…I don’t want your dang hangers.  Honest.

This hotel deserves its rating of zero shower heads.

4 Responses to “Courtyard Marriott, Charlotte, NC = bad”


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