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Old 08-25-2012, 07:20 AM   #21
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AAA contacted the hotel. They've told me that the hotel has agreed to remove the sign and the ban on motorcycles. Apparently I'll be getting an "official" response from AAA in the next couple of weeks with more info.

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:33 AM   #22
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AAA contacted the hotel. They've told me that the hotel has agreed to remove the sign and the ban on motorcycles. Apparently I'll be getting an "official" response from AAA in the next couple of weeks with more info.
Well done! Except I would still be leery of staying there. Sign is gone, the attitude will take much longer ...

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:43 AM   #23
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Hey! My buddy and I just stayed there two weeks ago and they didn't have that policy. Oh, wait ...

Actually, I don't think it was us, because we were quiet, neat, and we made very, very sure to not grease up their cloth towels and used the paper towels they thoughtfully provided in each room. The only problem I saw all night was some idiots who thought they could park their huge truck and boat rig in the motel parking lot while they went across the street to eat. The motel owner came right out and made them move.

The Woodsman Lodge proved to be clean and in good repair, and I normally not hesitate to recommend it. That being said, we'll probably go across the street to the Crescent Motel next year and save $35 (to be consumed in the Mohawk, no doubt).

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Old 08-27-2012, 08:48 AM   #24
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Hey! My buddy and I just stayed there two weeks ago and they didn't have that policy. Oh, wait ...

Actually, I don't think it was us, because we were quiet, neat, and we made very, very sure to not grease up their cloth towels and used the paper towels they thoughtfully provided in each room.
The owners made it very clear to us on our visit on August 16 the events that caused them to put up the sign. From their description, the worst event probably should have been concluded with a call to the cops.

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:08 AM   #25
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Good job on your efforts to straighten out those most foolish Inn Keepers. Now I think it's time to take my car and leave some "Black" marks in front of their office as I wave bye bye...AJ


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Old 08-27-2012, 09:31 AM   #26
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The owners made it very clear to us on our visit on August 16 the events that caused them to put up the sign. From their description, the worst event probably should have been concluded with a call to the cops.
Uhhhh do tell! would like to know what it took to get them pissed off....

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Old 08-27-2012, 09:40 AM   #27
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I am sure that even with the sign down they will just tell all two wheeled customers that there are no vacancies. That way they keep the AAA rating and big bad bikers away.

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Old 08-27-2012, 10:41 AM   #28
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Uhhhh do tell! would like to know what it took to get them pissed off....
Group of loud, hard-partying riders were rude to other guests and then told the owners to go away (in much harsher language) when the owners asked them to quiet down.

There was a second situation where a customer asked for a refund because they didn't want to stay where there were motorcycles in the parking lot and they were intimidated. I'm a little fuzzy on the details of this one, but I think they said the motorcycles in the lot that night were state police.

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Old 08-27-2012, 11:08 AM   #29
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Well done! Except I would still be leery of staying there. Sign is gone, the attitude will take much longer ...
Yeah, that level of hate can't be fixed by a phone call and a couple complaints. The good news, regardless if anyone ever stays there, we KNOW the message got across.

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Old 08-27-2012, 12:30 PM   #30
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Well done! Except I would still be leery of staying there. Sign is gone, the attitude will take much longer ...
Based on the attitude that was expressed, and stories we heard from other local businesses, they'll just find another way to deny lodging to motorcyclists (e.g. the "No Vacancy" sign will mysteriously turn on when you enter the parking lot).

I think it's great they got their wrist slapped by AAA, but ultimately I had decided they weren't going to get any more of my business and wanted to share the information in the hopes other motorcyclists would do the same.

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Old 08-27-2012, 01:37 PM   #31
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I think it's great they got their wrist slapped by AAA, but ultimately I had decided they weren't going to get any more of my business and wanted to share the information in the hopes other motorcyclists would do the same.
Thanks for doing so. I can understand a business getting pissed about the bad behavior of one group of customers, but to label all customers who use a similar mode of transport, is simply beyond the pale. As mentioned before, why spend money on an establishment who not only won't appreciate your business, but will readily avoid it.

My .02: Go across the street, they clearly don't need your money.

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Old 08-29-2012, 01:34 PM   #32
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Based on the attitude that was expressed, and stories we heard from other local businesses, they'll just find another way to deny lodging to motorcyclists (e.g. the "No Vacancy" sign will mysteriously turn on when you enter the parking lot).

I think it's great they got their wrist slapped by AAA, but ultimately I had decided they weren't going to get any more of my business and wanted to share the information in the hopes other motorcyclists would do the same.
Agreed

We'll not be staying there either. This is an excellent post, good info. Thanks!

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Old 08-29-2012, 01:45 PM   #33
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Told my buddy who lives in Bend about this so he went down and registered a room for the night driving his BMW cage. He then returned home hopped on his R1 accompanied by 5 of his riding buddies and headed back to the hotel. They parked in front of his room and had a couple of re bulls shooting the shit quietly and orderly. The manager came down and said the exceeded the maximum occupancy for the room as the limit was 4 and there was 6 people. So two of them politly appologized to the manager said goodbye and left. The manager asked what about the others as the room was rented to one person only. So my buddy said and they are not staying just visiting. These are guys in power ranger suits on sport bikes not leather with chained wallets. The manager said well then you all need to leave. I guess one of his friends was a attorney and handed the manager his business card and said well we can talk later and left. My buddy stayed and said he had a great nights sleep laughing his ass off.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:06 PM   #34
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I am sure that even with the sign down they will just tell all two wheeled customers that there are no vacancies. That way they keep the AAA rating and big bad bikers away.
Ah to live in America....home of censorship and unemployment.

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Old 08-29-2012, 02:58 PM   #35
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Group Ride! Then, EVERYONE stays across the street. After the ride a letter is sent stating 'the actions of others are NOT our actions'. You just lost and will continue to loose $Thousands.

If the same thing happened with a bus load of school teachers, would they ban all teachers? Would they put up a sign? What about bicyclists? Same drill? Damn bikers!

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Old 08-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #36
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I am sure that even with the sign down they will just tell all two wheeled customers that there are no vacancies. That way they keep the AAA rating and big bad bikers away.
That may be, but ... Check this out!

Good job guys. I was going to do a hatchet job, but you beat me to it.

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Old 08-30-2012, 07:55 AM   #37
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That may be, but ... Check this out!

Good job guys. I was going to do a hatchet job, but you beat me to it.
http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserR...ECK_RATES_CONT

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I am certainly not staying after this review. I don't want to be "decemenated"

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Old 09-11-2012, 05:44 PM   #38
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Innkeepers have a duty under common law to accept guests. There has to be a reasonable explanation for them to deny lodging, such as belief guest is unable to pay, violation of maximum capacity, guest will use the room for something unlawful, or guest will bring some sort of risk to other guests.

Motorcyclists who were denied lodging here with no explanation, especially when there were clearly vacancies, should be suing these people.

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Old 09-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #39
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Somebody had a few brewskis before writing the below review. The underlined parts are only the highlights of the inebriated induced writing, but hey I think we get the writers' point.

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i hope they have good lawyers ,Its called discemnation I Just call the better bussinees bureua .I explaned to them about how how there saying nor bikers riders.Big mistake They said they well be there this week to have a talk about that .to the gentleman and his group get a lawyer they can not refuse that .The are a place to stay and tha is discrimnation Native oregonen and bussiness owner

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Old 09-12-2012, 07:15 AM   #40
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guest will bring some sort of risk to other guests.
My guess is that this is the flimsy, vague reasoning that would hold up in protecting this discriminatory business owner

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