Hurricane Harvey has ravaged the Houston, Texas and a few surrounding areas with several feet of water and as know of thus far residents have been strongly urged to evacuate for their own safety.
EarHustle411 was given exclusive permission to post the story by a woman named Nikki Roseman who had to evacuate her home in Sugarland, TX and is paying to stay in a local Comfort Inn and Suites roughly about 15-20 from her home.
She’s stating the hotel which has about a 3-Star rating has doubled the room rates since she’s been there from roughly $75 a night to about $153 per night. According to her comments on Facebook, there was a “waiting list” as the reason for the increase as she was informed by another family also staying at the hotel.
Roseman also stated the room conditions are deplorable stating the carpet is wet from a leaking air conditioner and she is complaining of ants in the bathroom. Take a look at the photos and her posts to social media
It’s a shame when tragedy strikes that people think that’s a time to use that situation to make money off of those who are in desperate need at that very moment. What’s the purpose of price gouging? The hotel is now bringing unwanted attention to themselves. The location in question isn’t a corporate Comfort Inn but privately owned according to Roseman. Apparently the raised rates apply to the men and women of Houston’s finest. According to Roseman’s post the raised rates apply to the Houston Police Department staying in the hotel as well.
Roseman replied to the many comments about her post and has vowed to file a complaint with the Texas Attorney General. As of the time of this post the hotel has not responded to her Facebook complaint or addressed her room conditions. She also states she will be moving to another hotel because of the price issue.
We went to the hotel’s website and captured a photo of their current pricing. Take a look:
People who are supporters of Ms. Roseman have vowed to push their complaints about the situation as well. EarHustle411 will post updated as we receive them.