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Mother leaves unfavorable review for hotel after her road trip was ruined by a bunch of FURRIES holding a convention in the same hotel

Posted by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g30141-d98332-r149294741-Crowne_Plaza_North_Dallas_Addison-Addison_Texas.html

Horrible experience at this hotel..”

1 of 5 starsReviewed January 9, 2013
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I have been asked by Tripadvisor to modify this review and I understand why. I have modified it as per their request and apologize for the earlier one.

My specific ratings (not terrible ratings) will illustrate the hotel in itself, and not the events that you'll read about below. Although the staff was very good and helpful (they do what they can with what they have), I have to put service as "Terrible" because of the ineptitude of Groups and the management of the hotel alone (bad outweighs the good). The hotel is not that bad, but the problems below made my experience terrible...

Our group, my daughter's cheerleading team, chose to stay at this hotel for a large competition in Dallas and I can't tell you how sorry we are that we did.

Let me begin by saying the positive. The hotel is a very nice hotel, very spacious and the breakfast buffet was excellent. The location was perfect, close to everything and the staff is very helpful and try to resolve problems, too many of them. That's where the positives end.

In regards to problems, these made for a horrific stay. First of all, I like to bring up the ineptitude of the groups department on scheduling a Furry Convention of unacceptable adults, along with a young girls and boys cheerleading team. The things that our children (ages 4-17) witnessed there, are the kinds of things that we as parents hate to even think that they would be exposed to. My 10 year old daughter and my 8 year old son witnessed lude and lascivious behavior in the pool, outside by these furry people.

These "people",if I can call them that, were doing unspeakable things outside on the hallways and in their rooms with their doors open. I got into an argument and almost a physical confrontation with two of them because they screamed at a kid that was speaking loudly in the hallway, as they were walking by him, and insulted him with major profanity...this was a 10 year old, folks. Lucky for this kid, my good friend's kid, I came out of my room at the same exact time as they walked by him and confronted them. On another instance, three of these "people" had very dirty and awful comments for a couple of our 6 year old girls. The comments to myself and the girls' parents were offensive and almost turned things violent as the fathers weren't exactly too happy with them.

We had to camp out outside of the rooms until 1-2am to be sure that these "people" would not bother our families. I had to spend my time, earlier, walking moms and daughters from elevator to their rooms because they had been harassed by these "people" and were afraid. One family was harassed by them because the hotel double booked a room (not their fault, but they continued harassing them). Another was given an extremely dirty room. The kind of room that you never, ever want to walk into because of the items left in the room. Those last two, I will blame on the ineptitude of the groups reservations in doing their job. (No, Mr. Manager, with all due respect, you never spoke to me, I never met you).

I am not sure if you folks know what a Furry Rave is. A regular rave is a party where folks dance, drink, party and do their drugs. A regular rave would have been unacceptable then. A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave. That is not only unacceptable for a guest, it should have been unacceptable to this hotel. How did I find out all of these details about this "rave" and what these furry conventions are about? GOOGLE!!!!! How hard is it for someone to do a little due diligence before they schedule something like this? This research took me 5 MINUTES to do. How do these people schedule these two groups together????
This lack of care was unacceptable and made for the worse stay in any hotel in my entire life, including my college years, where I would stay at $29 motels. Folks, I have traveled throughout Latin America, Europe and Asia, and what this hotel did was unacceptable in the poorest of countries.

The reality is that these events were just a few of the countless incidents that we went through and that have driven me to never, ever go back to this hotel and very much consider not going to another Crowne Plaza property again....

I hope that this review is helpful so that they fix their problems and nobody else ever has to go through this again. I won't because, as I said above, I will not be coming back.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 starsValue
    • 4 of 5 starsLocation
    • 4 of 5 starsSleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 starsRooms
    • 3 of 5 starsCleanliness
    • 1 of 5 starsService
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mommaoftwo
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:51 PM

hahaha

Most hotels that have conventions like this black out the whole weekend. It was a mistake on the hotel's part.

This past weekend was out Fetish Flea, in the area, at any given time you would see men half naked dressed as ponies, half naked people on leashes, lots of leather etc.


BUT the hotel puts up curtains for the general public and requires street clothes for the common areaspast the curtains. like the lobby.

lga1965
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:55 PM

 QUOTE:  A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave

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LOL> LEWD....

Anyway, this is quite a review and almost book length.

Anyone know enough about these "furries"to be able to tell us if she was justified to complain?

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:56 PM
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Booking such an event along with children's events......some one was only seeing money signs and nothing else.

I would not want to be in a hotel with such a thing going on.  Leave them to their devices but I don't want to have to be subjected to it.

sherry132
by Silver Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM

LMAO, I could tell anyone that the Crowne Plaza is NOT a place to stay unless you have a very wild lifestyle. It's not a family hotel. It's atrocious this happened, but seriously, it's not that hard to find out how terrible this hotel has always been. (It was bad back in the 80s when my band stayed there. I can't even imagine how bad it is now. LOL). 

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:57 PM
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lol ever heard of My Little Pony? There's a segment of population that is REALLY into My Little Pony. I'm not referring to 5 year old girls...


Quoting lga1965:

 QUOTE:  A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave

**************************************

LOL> LEWD....

Anyway, this is quite a review and almost book length.

Anyone know enough about these "furries"to be able to tell us if she was justified to complain?



FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:58 PM


Quoting lga1965:

 QUOTE:  A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave

**************************************

LOL> LEWD....

Anyway, this is quite a review and almost book length.

Anyone know enough about these "furries"to be able to tell us if she was justified to complain?

The only experience I have is from a friend's son.  No thank you.  I don't care what consenting adults do and I realize not every one drinks and gets out of hand.  Hell, that can happen any where with any type of people.

But myself, nah, not interested in sharing a floor with a furry convention going on. 

If some one, any one, spoke to me and/or my daughter in such a way, there would be a situation.  lol

FromAtoZ
by AllieCat on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:59 PM


Quoting lizzielouaf:

lol ever heard of My Little Pony? There's a segment of population that is REALLY into My Little Pony. I'm not referring to 5 year old girls...


Quoting lga1965:

 QUOTE:  A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave

**************************************

LOL> LEWD....

Anyway, this is quite a review and almost book length.

Anyone know enough about these "furries"to be able to tell us if she was justified to complain?



From what I have seen, which is off a FB page a friend's son..........I don't care what any one else says, I do not want my kiddo around him.  He's way too strange for my liking. lol  He's only 17.  

lizzielouaf
by Gold Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM

I'm confuzzled? Around whom?


Quoting FromAtoZ:


Quoting lizzielouaf:

lol ever heard of My Little Pony? There's a segment of population that is REALLY into My Little Pony. I'm not referring to 5 year old girls...


Quoting lga1965:

 QUOTE:  A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave

**************************************

LOL> LEWD....

Anyway, this is quite a review and almost book length.

Anyone know enough about these "furries"to be able to tell us if she was justified to complain?



From what I have seen, which is off a FB page a friend's son..........I don't care what any one else says, I do not want my kiddo around him.  He's way too strange for my liking. lol  He's only 17.  



tscritch
by Silver Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM

 Ewwwwww!!! lol.    Now I will never watch that show the same way again!

Quoting lizzielouaf:

lol ever heard of My Little Pony? There's a segment of population that is REALLY into My Little Pony. I'm not referring to 5 year old girls...

 

Quoting lga1965:

 QUOTE:  A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave

**************************************

LOL> LEWD....

Anyway, this is quite a review and almost book length.

Anyone know enough about these "furries"to be able to tell us if she was justified to complain?

 

 

 

CrazyLife1996
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 1:01 PM
Actually yes she is correct on the behavior. The hotel should have blacked out for this event.


Quoting lga1965:

 QUOTE:  A Furry Rave included more lude and lascivious behavior, along with the other factors included in a regular rave


**************************************


LOL> LEWD....


Anyway, this is quite a review and almost book length.


Anyone know enough about these "furries"to be able to tell us if she was justified to complain?


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