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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

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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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by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 12:44 PM
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x_Starr_x
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:04 PM
well nothing like watching people in animal suits fucking lol
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JvilleMom125
by Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM
But it was never mentioned if the cheerleading groups asked for their money back to go somewhere else... I would have left. But then again the parents probably didn't know they'd have so much interaction with this group of people.
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Bieg9093
by Bronze Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:09 PM

 That was hard to read.  If he wanted to complain for several paragraphs, he should have been specific.  Exactly how lewd?  Exactly what items?  Exactly what language was directed at the children?

If the language/behaviors in common areas of the hotel were as inappropriate as my imagination suspects, then the cheerleading folks should have called the police. 

And the hotel folks are asses for double booking.

 

lga1965
by on Feb. 24, 2013 at 2:13 PM

 

Quoting UpSheRises:

 

They are people that dress up in animal costumes and act like idiots. They feel like dressing up like an animal lets them be who they really are. I think it's stupid and weird.

Quoting lga1965:

 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?

 

 

 Years ago I worked with a girl who always went to the SciFi Fantasy conventions with her boyfriend---talk about loony costumes !

Euphoric
by Bazinga! on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:32 PM

 Ew, glad that doesn't happen at our hotel. I would not want to clean up after that.

Sekirei
by Nari Trickster on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:34 PM

Wondering.. who was booked first??

ejsmom4604
by Silver Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 10:46 PM

I have a friend that goes to Swinger events. What the group she is with does is rent out two whole floors, this way they have their space and they don't have to worry about other rooms being booked on the same floor. Any public places like bars, eating establishments etc, they just dress normal. They save their stuff for the two floors they rented. 

In the case in the OP, whomever booked second should have been told they will need to go elsewhere. 

trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM
I would think the kids would be stoked. It would have been like having dozens of large stuffed animals frolicking around.
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trippyhippy
by Gold Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:07 PM
1 mom liked this
Also I doubt there was much public nudity at least. Being that everyone was wearing animal outfits. Lol
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glitterteaz
by Ruby Member on Feb. 24, 2013 at 11:19 PM

As with any drunk group shit happens. They are like average parties and they dress like animals. They also like to have sex dressed like animals.  My brother is a gay furry they can be as strange as any other group of people some are rowdy others are tame.

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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