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Well, that’s a dumb question, right? Of course you love hotels. You’re probably on vacation. Someone is making your bed and cleaning up after you.
But then why do I hear so many people complain about hotels? People who don’t sleep well in them. Or they’re too loud. Or they’re afraid they’ll get bed bugs. Or they can’t wait to get back home. Or they don’t like living out of suitcases.
Maybe people just like to complain.
Personally, I love staying at hotels, as long as they’re clean, and as long as they’re actually hotels – not motels. In others words, if they have inward facing hallways, and they’re not on the first floor. And if they’re quiet. And if they have free wi-fi. And comfortable beds. And a pool. And a hot tub. And free parking.
I’m just kidding. I really do love them, although the above makes a good stay great. How about you? Chime in using the comments section below.
Andy is the president, publisher and founder of OnMilwaukee. He returned to Milwaukee in 1996 after living on the East Coast for nine years, where he wrote for The Dallas Morning News Washington Bureau and worked in the White House Office of Communications. He was also Associate Editor of The GW Hatchet, his college newspaper at The George Washington University.
Before launching OnMilwaukee.com in 1998 at age 23, he worked in public relations for two Milwaukee firms, most of the time daydreaming about starting his own publication.
Hobbies include running when he finds the time, fixing the rust on his '75 MGB, mowing the lawn at his cottage in the Northwoods, and making an annual pilgrimage to Phoenix for Brewers Spring Training.