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September 5, 2006 12:03 AM

Broken: Hidden Marriott thermostat

Jack Mueller writes in: I was at the Marriott Pyramid North in Albuquerque, New Mexico and it was a little cold in the room, so I went looking for the thermostat. Finally I found it in the closet. Thermostat_1

Notice that the closed door lets little or no ambient air in so the thermostat cannot sense when to turn on or off.



almost as bad as the thermostat in a office we were renting.. had a A/C vent right above it.. so until we closed the vent it shut off pretty quick..(the thermostat was in a common area)

Posted by: infinity3060 at September 5, 2006 12:50 AM

This is my first time posting on TIB...seems like over 98% of hotels in the world have problems with something in their rooms!!!

Posted by: chuichi at September 5, 2006 03:57 AM

It used to be rare to see closet doors in hotel rooms. I have noticed over the past several years that they have become more popular. I suspect that the closet doors may have been added during a remodel. The thermostat location is broken nonetheless.

Chuichi is correct in that most hotel rooms seem to have some sort of problem.

Posted by: ebob at September 5, 2006 08:12 AM

You could have an entire BLOG dedicated to problems with second-rate hotel chains.

Posted by: marc db levin at September 5, 2006 02:50 PM

OK, who would even think to look for a thermostat in the closet???? Jack Mueller, you're broken, broken I tell you!!!!!!

Posted by: David at September 6, 2006 10:50 AM

is it a conservationist paradigm in the making ? is this how hotel conserve the energy showing up some efficiency use } there must be a reason why it was put there and I suspect it is not a design fator that they been considerring prior moving the termostat in the closet. I suggest to call up management with this question and send the record to funny video/audio...

Posted by: Gordonii at September 11, 2006 03:56 AM

That reminds me of when I was at the Gaylord Opryland Resort in Nashville, Tennessee. I endured two nights of a 60 degree room temp until I noticed that the adjustment knob was on the BOTTOM of the thermostat, where you can only see it if you get on your knees and look up.

Posted by: TIBE4ME at September 16, 2006 11:02 PM

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