The Latest Worst Hotel in the World Nominee
Via his blog, AOL blogging executive Jason Calacanis has nominated the Hudson Hotel as the worst hotel in the world:
This is the worst experience I've ever had in my life. My window was broken for two nights and wouldn't close and my heat has be broken as well. There is dirt and dust balls everywhere. Also, the room is tiny for the price--but whatever.
When you call the front desk no one picks up for 30-40 rings. It took me five phone calls tonight to get a manager on the phone.
When I did he offered me a free drink. I told him thanks but no thanks and he got all upset with me and was like "what do you want?"
We will gladly put the Hudson on our Worst Hotel in the World nominee list. However, the bigger question here is why-oh-why is a giant money printing company like AOL putting its top executives up in a has been hotel? Our guess? This might be a good sign for New York's already overheated hotel market heading into the summer. The message? Better book early and often or your hotel choices will dwindle. The price is bound to be in the stratosphere no matter where you stay in NY, of course.
Despite the above woes it could have been much worse--Jason could have stayed at Pomeranc's "new" Six Columbus, in its present state.
· Hudson Hotel is the Worst Hotel in the World [Calacanis.com]
· Hudson Hotel Coverage [HotelChatter]
· Hudson Hotel Reviews Reviews [TripAdvisor]
· Jason Calacanis Travel Coverage [Jaunted]