A hole in the tub at the Holiday Inn – and a “miscellaneous” $500 charge

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OK, so the headline of this story reads like the title of a bad sci-fi novel, but for Donna Speron and her husband, who stayed at a Holiday Inn Express in Burlington, Wash., it was an unfortunate reality.

When they checked into their room at the Holiday Inn, they noticed a little problem with the bathroom.

“My husband noticed prior to taking a shower that the bathtub insert had a hole within it,” she says. “He thought it was odd that they had given him a room in disrepair but it didn’t stop him from using the shower, so he didn’t complain about it or concern himself with it.”

He should have. A few weeks later, the couple received their credit card bill.
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