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Hotel Diva is a Repeat Anti-View Offender

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October 30, 2008 at 11:50 AM | by | Comment (1)

You know the scene. You open the door to your brand new hotel room, run over to the window, open the blinds and bam, you are hit with the anti-view. Maybe you are looking down a dirty alley, witnessing a drug deal, staring at an air shaft in the face, or seeing a brick wall. Whatever you are viewing it is not extremely pleasurable. Help out your fellow hotel mavens by uploading your anti-views to the HotelChatter/Flickr photo pool, or by sending the photo along to us. Remember to tell us the name of the hotel and the room number with the not-so-easy-on-the-eyes view.

We're not usually ones to let photos speak entirely for themselves, but really. Look at this photo. This is a view from out a guestroom window at the Hotel Diva in San Francisco's Union Square.

And this isn't even the first time we've heard of Hotel Diva offering up offensive views. Our own Markj stayed there back in '07 and was less than impressed with the (entirely different) scene out the window of room 616:

If you get a room at the front of the hotel you will have a view up and down Geary, but that is hardly a reason to specially request such a room.

And then we came across this mess on Flickr: JasonEscapist stayed in a room with a view of an alley. But not just any alley, people: apparently, it was "the ugliest, scariest, loudest alleyway you could ever hope to see" leading directly up to the window. Yikes.

He also says of his stay:

Everything was broken or missing. The television remote could handle channel+, but no channel-. There was a dark, echoing alley immediately outside my window. They told me they were overbooked and could not move me. I thought evil, mean, nasty things about them to myself, and was convinced that made us even.

Oh noes. For what it's worth, we think posting incriminating photos to your Flickr account also helps get even, too. Check out another shot of the classy alley here.

[Photo: JasonEscapist]

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An alley?

That's an alley? I thought people and vehicles were supposed to be able to move through alleys. It looks like a passageway in some sort of horror movie-type factory.

Eric Pratum
The Hotel Experience

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