Subject: Motel 6 in Hammond, La.
From: "Fields, Mabel D." <MDFields@st-claire.org>
Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2003 07:07:02 -0500
Recently I arrived at Motel 6 following the death of my brother. This was
the closest motel to his house, which we thought was a good idea.
Unfortunately after checking in for 2 nights at a cost of $95.44, we found
that the motel had no towels with which to bathe, the carpets had muddy
footprints which we were advised that housekeeping had already cleaned the
room. At 12 AM we were awakened to find the motel surrounded by the Hammond
Police Department for a drug bust of local people who party at the motel on
weekends. People from other rooms called our room wanting to know if this
was the room where the prostitutes were at. We wound up taking the phone off the
hook at 2:30 in the morning where my family could not reach me if they
wanted to. After daybreak when we thought it was safe to go outside,
I approached the front desk to tell them I would be checking out to move to
another motel, I was advised that the money I had paid out for the room
would not be refunded back, but I was welcome to move. I did not have the
money for another room so was forced to spend another night in this motel.
We went to the local K-Mart to purchase towels so we could bathe, the cost of
this was $18.73. After driving 8 hours and spending 48 hours in Motel 6
staying up through the night to make sure that no one else in my family died
I drove another 8 hours to arrive home. Now I can tell the world why Motel 6
leaves the lights on, they are afraid to turn them off.