Not too long ago, I posted about my plan to take advantage of a great way to earn a boatload of Club Carlson points by booking a 3-night stay to satisfy several stackable promotions (FYI, the points have posted, and I’ve earned just shy for 60K points).
Long story short, I decided to book my stay at a Radisson property that was close to my parents’ house and literally a half of a mile down the road from the hospital I plan to deliver baby #2 at (no, I still didn’t have the baby yet).
After having dinner with my parents, I checked in and had the room to myself for a whole night (thanks Mom for taking care of the baby so I could get a solid night of sleep for once!). The next morning, I packed my stuff and spent the rest of the nights with my family.
What I found odd, was a phone call I received from the hotel the following day that went like this:
“Hi Angelina, this is xxxx from the Radisson hotel. I’m just calling to check up on you and find out where you’ve been since housekeeping said the room looked vacant”.
“I have the room for 3 nights; I’ve never received a call like this from a hotel asking about my whereabouts”, I replied.
Granted she probably was just being “courteous” and “nice”, but is it really anyone’s business what I do during the day? If I’m paying you for 3 nights, I can enter and leave my room as I please.
What’s even more concerning is that I am a woman traveling alone. I’ve had a bad experience in the past where someone called my room and disguised themselves as a front-desk employee in the middle of the night to ask if I was alone.
Since that experience, I am very cautious of how I share where I am staying, and in today’s world, anyone can mask a call to make it look like it’s coming from a hotel. With that being said, I was honestly pretty disturbed that the hotel called to “check in on me”, and I think I have a valid reason to feel the way I do.
Just curious, what are your thoughts? Does anyone else have a similar experience to share?