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LMU (loyola marymount) had too many students about 6-7 years ago and not enough student housing or off campus housing. About 200 students ended up living in at the hilton three blocks away for a year :lol: :lol:

They had maid service every other day and could use their meal plan for room service :thumbup:
 

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julianfang said:
LMU (loyola marymount) had too many students about 6-7 years ago and not enough student housing or off campus housing. About 200 students ended up living in at the hilton three blocks away for a year :lol: :lol:

They had maid service every other day and could use their meal plan for room service :thumbup:
hahah that's what happened to us too (Cal Poly SLO) They had everyone in the holiday inn down the street.... I felt sorry for those people who had to hike back and forth for crappy food on campus

School decided to build "apartments" on campus too. We went and checked it out last week and believe it or not they have housekeeping service! Someone comes every week to clean the common areas! geez.... we're seniors and dorm living is so different already! :weirdo:
 

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I went to school at NYU. The university, like most, accept about 15 - 25% more people than they can actually accomodate. This is to ensure that seats are filled in leiu of people accepted that turn down the acceptance & go to other schools. One year more people actually enrolled than they accepted. At the same time, a number of the apartment dorms they had were being renovated & the new ones werent completed yet. As such, they had to house about 25% of the dorming students in hotels throughout NYC. Some were actually in luxury hotels. My GF at the time was one of these lucky students. No matter how messy they left it, they'de always come "home" to fresh linens, fresh towels, new soap & shampoo (which she never used since she insisted on her own brands - which was kind of dumb for a starving college student, IMHO), terrycloth robes, free cable TV, and a fully stocked mini-fridge. For those students that had to live further off-campus, the ones who bought a meal plan, were give free reign to order from room service "within reason" - which everyone did to a point of abuse (but they never got reprimanded for ordering a shitload of food). Those living closer to campus were expected to have their meals at the nearby dorms that were open or at the student center. My GF at the time lived in one of the further off hotels. Being overly concious of her figure, she never really took advantage of the room service - except for desert - but I sure as hell did when ever I came over. It was great. I have a feeling you will get spoiled fast. That is... unless its one of those econo-hotels dealios.

BTW, why ARE you gonna be living in a hotel?!?!
 

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I travel enough to think I live in one. During my peak travel season, I can spend as much as 90% of my life on the road for work. If you've ever seen Fight Club, I am Jack's jet lag. It's very much like the airport "gain an hour, loose an hour, single serving friends" sequence.

I feel for ya, particularly since you're staying at a Holiday Inn. ugh.
 

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Are you locked into the Holiday Inn? If there is something else around, particularly a Mariott, I would push hard for it. Mariott has a lot of business amenities and will make your stay comfortable, from what I've seen by the guys I know who travel a lot. Wherever you go, get some kind of member card since you will be there so long. Or maybe see what the manager can do to make your stay more comfortable.

Good luck.
 

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I lived in a Hilton Hotel in Ponce, Puerto Rico for 2 years. I stay there 2 weeks straight and then come home to California for 1 week then 2-3 weeks again and so on. It got old and most weekends I get to go to other Carribean island such as St. Marten, St. Kitts, Barts, Thomas, etc.

They wanted me to move there as an expat but I didn't want to move my family there. The pay and per diem, etc. is so good but in the end I got really tired of it. I finally found another job and they offered me the sun and the moon but I turned it down.

The whole Hilton staff knew me well and I pretty much get the same room w/ a veranda facing the beach and Isla de la Muerte (Island of the Dead?). I've thrown my own Super Bowl Parties, Halloween, etc, etc. but still miss home, wife and kids not to mention the dog. :wink:

*This Hilton has a casino, night club, restaurants, beach, tennis court, etc. and still was too boring after awhile.
I feel sorry for you staying in Holiday Inn.
 

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I lived in an extended stay for about 2 months and it was terrible. At first it was great, but all the weird contractors lurking around at night got to me. I guess they travel around to do jobs and that is where they stay. :thumbdow:
 

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When I was 10, we lived in a hotel for a month. Our house had been hit by a tornado and we were looking for a house to lease while ours was being rebuilt.

The tornado was quite an experience. My brother was listening to "Stairway to Heaven" on his headphones when he noticed the ceiling flapping where it meets the wall. He dove under the bed and watched the roof fly off while Jimmy Page got into his solo.
 

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BoeserBlick said:
BTW, why ARE you gonna be living in a hotel?!?!
I am a Georgia Tech student, but during the previous semester, fall semester I cross-registered with GT and GSU and since GT dorms suck, I applied for GSU dorms and got them since in their eyes (GSU Housing) I was taking classes with their school (GSU) and thus eligible for dorms. Also, the way it works is that you pay during fall semester for both fall and spring, so I did. However, this semester I'm only taking classes at GT and since I never check my GSU dorms mailbox I never knew that I got a letter that I'm being kicked out of the GSU dorms because according to their policy if you're not taking classes at GSU you aren't eligible for dorms, even though I already paid in full at Fall semester for both Fall and Spring. So yesterday at 8pm I open the door to my room and see a letter on the floor. I pick it up and it states that I need to be moved out about 5 hours ago, and if I don't move out and turn in my key they'll change the locks on me. I called my dad and told him what was going on, he said that he'll come by with the Expedition bring some baskets and help me move out. It didn't take us long to move all my stuff out since I don’t have any kitchen appliances or food, so it was mainly my computer, speakers, clothes, and books. I got home around midnight and put all the baskets in the pool room, took a shower and went to bed. This morning I woke up and my dad drove me back to campus and I was on a hunt for a place to live. I wanted to get an apartment but they wouldn't lease for less then 6 months, and there aren't even 3 months left in the semester. I needed a place to stay, that would be EXTREMLY close to school since, **cough cough** my license got suspended about 3 months ago, and I wont get it back until mid-May. [/end cough]. If I had my car I wouldn't have a problem commuting, but since I don't, location was crucial. Luckily enough there is a Holiday Inn right across from campus and the manager there was more then willing to help me out in the weird situation I got myself into. I don't really need any special room services, or meal plans since I always eat out anyways. It's all about location for me right now, since the main means of transportation I have are my two legs to get to the campus bus and the campus bus to take me to class.....All this while my car is sitting in my parents driveway only to be driven so often that the battery won't die. :(
 

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I lived once in Motel 6 for two weeks when my ex wife filed fraudulent restraining order during divorce. It sucked. I feel for you.
 

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Hmm.... I'm getting 'evicted' from my the place I rent because the owner gave the house to his son. Looks like I might be living at Homestead Hotels (Extended Stay apartments) in Irvine, CA for a while - 6 months or longer. Sounded ok when I first heard it.

It's a studio apartment basically for $1050 a month @ my price. Walk in rates are over $2,000 a month. Is there something I need to know about those places?
 

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I lived at the Residence Inn in Troy, Michigan for three months while doing contract work at DaimlerChrysler (HQ/CTC) a few years ago. I was actually quite impressed with the Residence Inn experience. The fact that my employer paid for my stay certainly contributed to that! :lol:
 

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I lived in an extended stay place in Munich for a total of two months at the beginning and end of my ex-pat gig. Gotta love the maid service!!!
 

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Been there, done that. Holiday Inn would have been nice. Had a temp position for 4 months at IT&T back in the mid-late '80s. Stayed in some flea bag joint for $75 a week. I feel for ya.
 
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