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Hotel WiFi Is Generally More Fun When You're Not Being Watched By The FBI

July 20, 2012 at 9:16 AM | by | ()

Between exorbitant, unpredictable WiFi fees and the occasional circulating hotel internet virus, you'd think we have enough to worry about when it comes to signing onto the web from our hotel room. But you'd be wrong.

A friend of ours recently spent an evening at a Quaity Inn in California, and when he opened his laptop to join the network, found something that (understandably) made him a little nervous. There, listed above the Quality Inn's two available networks, was another one, which, in all caps, read: "FBI SURVEILLANCE VAN 28".

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Ivanka Trump Sleeps at the Quality Inn

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  Site Where: 1659 West North Temple [map], Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 84116
June 18, 2008 at 10:35 AM | by | ()

Ivanka Trump might be plugging all of her father's monstrous luxury hotels all over the world, but when her flight got cancelled in Salt Lake City, she humbly spent the night at the Quality Inn. Page Six reports:

Meanwhile, she flew commercial to Aspen last weekend for the Annual Food & Wine Classic, but had an unexpected one-night layover in Salt Lake City due to storms. She slept at the Quality Inn and ate at Little Caesars for dinner with her $18 stipend from the airline.

We're impressed that Ivanka spent the night in an airport hotel where the rooms are badly in need of an upgrade, so say TripAdvisor reviewers. But Little Caesar's? That's pushing it.

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Bad Rate :: 'Boutique' Quality Inn Vancouver for $189

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  Site Where: 1335 Howe Street [map], Vancouver, BC, United States, BC V6Z 1R7
July 24, 2007 at 11:55 AM | by | ()

[Ed. Note: Welcome to our Good Rate/Bad Rate feature where we look at hotel prices in the same region and decide which one most deserves your hard-earned benjamins. Rates quoted here were captured on July 24, 2007 and are subject to change. Enjoy.]

You can stay at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver for $114, which is this week's Good Rate, or you can stay at the Vancouver Quality Inn for $189. Hmmmmm...

This Quality Inn was apparently once an independent hotel and still carries the name Inn at False Creek. Possibly, that's why this is billed as a "boutique hotel," but the clash between "boutique" and Quality Inn is just the beginning.

Here's the description of their style.

We chose the easy elegance of Sante Fe, blended with Mexican Art, pottery and rugs to create a comfortable ambiance of a retreat within the city. Rounding out this eclectic decor are splashes of Mediterranean accents and rich maple wood.

Did we mention it's in Vancouver?

In all fairness, they do have complimentary WiFi and if you pay a trifling amount to upgrade to a suite, you get a kitchenette.

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