That very next day, Wednesday, around 12:15 pm, there was yet another knock on my door, and it was the nosey Onsite Manager from Hell once again. This time she asked me to move my vehicle which was parked out of the way and in the last designated space at the entrance to the property. I did and she then questioned why I did not park in the space that she dictated next to several utility trucks (high vehicle damage area) and hidden from my room's front window where I could see it. I had to explain to her again that I was not comfortable parking where she dictated, and I once again reviewed the property rules to see if parking was designated (it was not).
That next Monday at 10:06 am, the manager left a message on my work number regarding clutter in my room. I also provide contract transportation services and am not able to speak to anyone, other than customers, when on the job. I returned to my room later that evening and while relaxing and unwinding from a nearly 12-hour day of driving, there was yet another knock at my door at around 6:45 pm. It was her again; this time complaining about my personal and business items that I was still in the process of sorting through to decide what to keep in my room; put back into storage or discard. She then began to elaborate on the issue although I let her know that I was watching my favorite game show and that I was planning on discussing the matter with her that Thursday when I came in to pay my weekly rent. She then stated that she was going to put me on a trial basis until I got rid of my personal and business items from my room. I considered that statement very rude and unprofessional; just like the reviews stated. I later discovered that my neighbor in the adjacent room was allowed to keep far more items in his room including bookshelves, a weight bench, and treading machine. They did their best to hide that fact from me by keeping his door closed during weekly cleanings, but I managed to snap a quick picture on one occasion. A clear double standard that was so easily uncovered.
Later that week, after the Manager from Hell's maintenance inspection, I noticed that my small container of dishwashing liquid, 3 spare bottle caps, the two coffee bags, two brown pillow cases, and white toaster (supplied by them) were missing; my large white cutting board, toaster, mini plastic basketball goal, and coffee maker (supplied by them) were moved; and my wet/damp towel, wash cloth, and face cloth were sealed in a plastic bag on the floor causing them to have a foul odor when opened. I travel quite a bit, have stayed in an Extended Stay for 1 1/2 years, and as mentioned before am a travel writer for this magazine, and have rarely had an issue with room service moving or removing my personal or business items. To add insult to injury I personally witnessed multiple guests moving in and out of the three Studio Rooms at the end of the property and this one gentleman in particular, who drove a midsize maroon Chevrolet, was allowed to rent one of them at will on at least a dozen occasions during my stay and in some instances for only two nights. All of this after I stated in writing, before moving in, that I expected to be moved into a Studio Room as soon as one became available. It was my condition for accepting the larger Standard Room initially and accepted by management upon them processing my first payment. After several request to the On-Site Manager from Hell it was clear to me that she had no intention of renting me the less expensive room per my repeated request. In fact, she eventually stated that the owner was not going to allow me to rent one of the Studio Rooms after collecting months of higher payments.