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 Post subject: Hotels Smell Bad
PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:52 pm 
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Anyone else notice lately how moldy some of the a/c are in the hotels? I have. So I automatically call ahead now and ask them to clean out the filter. A few times they just put a new a/c in.
http://www.greenlodgingnews.com/Content.aspx?id=754

Also, the smell of chemicals in the linens? Yes I'm serious. Many hotels are using Tide and Downey now (P&G products) and these products have chemicals added that DO NOT WASH OUT. No longer do the linens smell fresh and cottony. I being chemically sensitive have a hard time sleeping. We need to complain to management about this if it's a problem.

Also you can let management know if you don't want them using scented fragrances on the carpeting etal. They seem to go wayyyyyyyyyyyy overboard these days.

Many of the people with MCS also have other serious allergies.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2007 11:37 am 
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Location: Charlottesville, VA
This is why we prefer to camp.

If we must stay in a hotel, we stick to less stinky chains and request green treatments. I also take my own bedroll (generally my sleeping bags) and pillows. I carry a small HEPA standard air filtration unit, too, and plug it in as soon as we arrive.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 1:27 am 
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krasota, which chains do you find less stinky? I don't particularly like staying in hotels. My allergies are generally worse there. . . . and I do have chemical sensitivities (although fortunately for me they are on the mild side.)


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:49 pm 
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For affordability, newer Best Westerns and Holiday Inns are generally less stinky. Motel Six and Super 8 are worse. Econolodge is hit or miss.

Really nice, high end chains tend to be better, but I can't afford those. ;) (And for the record, I consider Hilton, Omni, and Marriott to be nice and generally out of my price range.)

I really prefer camping.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 18, 2007 11:19 pm 
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Thanks for the suggestions. Best Westerns and Holiday Inns sound like good choices.

My experience with camping has been very limited.
Camping sounds like fun in theory-- but in practise, I'm not sure about how I'd deal with the stinging and biting bugs.


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