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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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by Kellie on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:28 AM
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Lol these people aren't aware of Rule 34 I guess.
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by Woodie on Feb. 25, 2013 at 7:51 AM

It sounds like the issue was the furry people. They were being assholes. Basic rules of decency were whatever you want in your room and in your private party spaces but in the hallways you should act like people and treat others like you want to be treated. If they're walking around in costumes, they should expect children's attention and be prepared to handle it in a positive manner. Get drunk and get your freak on where its appropriate, people!

by Judy on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:06 AM

I understand why she gave them a bad review and I don't blame her,

by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:09 AM


Quoting LindaClement:

So, her problem is thinking that the hotel should not be accepting of people who are different from her?

Wow. Tough shit, hey?

 I'm fairly certain the primary problem was with people dressed as fuzzy cartoon animals having sex in public areas of the hotel.

by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Well, I learned something new today. I had heard of a Rave, but never a "Furry" Rave. Yikes is all I have to say!

by Roma on Feb. 25, 2013 at 8:16 AM

We once stayed in a Days Inn in Wade, North Carolina that was so bad we left a horrible review on Trip Advisor.  It is the only time we stayed in a hotel anywhere that we felt in danger.

by on Feb. 25, 2013 at 9:25 AM

 Am I the only one that read the review and laughed hysterically?


Yes the furries were assholes for the way they acted. I would have said something as well. Management should have confronted the people who were behaving badly.


My mother comes to visit quite often. She stays at the same hotel. The last time she came down, the Cincinnati State College girls basketball team was there for a game. The girls behaved horribly. We came down for breakfast and while standing in line with my 5 yr old, one of them jumped in line in front of us and smacked my 5 yr old in the head as she reached for a pastry. I said something to the coach and the hotel manager. The basketball team was then told that they could eat breakfast during certain times since they couldn't behave appropriately. The girls also did other things that were annoying to other guests (like running through the halls at 3:00 am and screaming at each other.) The team was asked not to book there anymore after their event was over.

by JENN on Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:04 AM

 Its a sexual fetish group and does not belong in the same hotel as a cheerleading team.

by anxiouss on Feb. 25, 2013 at 10:53 AM

That and the fact that the hotel didn't think when booking the two groups at the same time. 

I once was part of a children's convention booked in the same hotel at the same time as a massive group of lawyers taking the bar.  

yeah, that mixes.  

It was the fault of the hotel completely.  IF I was one of those taking the bar, I would have given the hotel a piss poor review. 

Quoting Bieg9093:


Quoting LindaClement:

So, her problem is thinking that the hotel should not be accepting of people who are different from her?

Wow. Tough shit, hey?

 I'm fairly certain the primary problem was with people dressed as fuzzy cartoon animals having sex in public areas of the hotel.

by Bronze Member on Feb. 25, 2013 at 11:07 AM

I can understand why she gave them a bad review.

This hotel did not exercise any kind of common sense in booking these two groups of people during the same time nor does it sound like management did anything to keep the peace. 

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