No hot water for two days and poor maid service

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by nuge67, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. nuge67

    nuge67 Mouseketeer

    Jan 15, 2006
    but otherwise, we liked the Pop and would stay there again.

    Yes, that's right, 2 days. First day it happened my wife called down at 6:30 AM to let them know, CM said it is being worked on. Brutal for the 4 of us to shower in the freezing cold water, OK, so it happens.

    Next day, same thing, we call down, CM said they already receied a bunch of calls and would fix it, wife is furious, me, I had to rough it out and shave with cold water. But my kids had to shower a 2nd day in freezing water.


    3rd day my son gets a nasty fever and throws up on the bed, we call down to maid service at 7 AM asking for new sheets. 3 PM comes, he throws up on the 2nd bed and yet no one from housekeeping comes, even after my wife went down to complain, they came at 4:00...........

    You would expect more from Disney but as mentioned, we would go back...
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  3. OklahomaTourist

    OklahomaTourist Mouseketeer

    May 3, 2008
    Someone would have gotten an earful from me, and I don't mean a Mickey ear, either. That's pathetic.
  4. cmwade77

    cmwade77 DIS Veteran

    Jul 1, 2005
    That is really pathetic and I would NOT have been as gracious as you were about it. The first day, I would be wanting something for the trouble. I pay good money for a room, I expect it to be in working order.
  5. Ariel1014

    Ariel1014 Earning My Ears

    Oct 11, 2010
    We have been here since Saturday and had no hot water Sunday morning. We are in the 70's. I figured it might have been due to all the marathon folks up and showering early.
  6. nuge67

    nuge67 Mouseketeer

    Jan 15, 2006
    No, the whole 90's building was out, all day, not just in the AM!
  7. bear_mom

    bear_mom DIS Veteran

    Jan 9, 2007
    Surprised about the sheets - twice we have had to call for sheets in the middle of the night and both times they were there within 10 minutes and they helped us put new sheets on and offered lots of extra towels, etc....
  8. a1tinkfans

    a1tinkfans Spreading Some Pixie Dust Today!

    Aug 12, 2006
    And you did not go down to front desk? Why not? :confused:
    I would be annoyed and would have asked to be compensated.
    Its your vacation,
    and guess what...if you accidentally didnt pay, do you think Disney would have ignored it....dont think so.
    Your expectation of a disney vacation is low.:sick:..personally, Id drop them a note and let them know your situation and ask them to call you to discuss it.
    Glad that despite all that, you had a good time? :confused3
  9. disneybliss2

    disneybliss2 DIS Veteran

    May 27, 2008
    You're right, that isn't the service I've known to love from Disney. They have exceptional guest service, and they unfortunately dropped the ball on you. While the water mishap was frustrating (very frustrating), I'll give them that accidents, broken parts, etc. do happen from time to time. Yes, even at Disney things break. The poor maid service, though, is just plain bad. Not what you'd expect out of Disney at all. Most importantly, I'm glad you didn't let these sour notes ruin your entire experience and keep you from wanting to go back. I hope your next trip goes much smoother!
  10. minnie mum

    minnie mum Unapologetic Disney Fan(atic)

    Mar 8, 2011
    OP, you're a much more tolerant person than I am. The second morning without hot water would have found me planted at the front desk until they had moved us to another building or resort.

    Hope your little one is feeling better.
  11. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

    May 2, 2002
    I'm not one for making a big stink. BUT....after going through that one morning without hot water? If it had happened again I would be down at the front desk, chatting with a manager. I would have asked to either be compensated, monetarily, or moved to a different resort..immediately.
    And no housekeeper showing up with clean sheets?? Unforgiveable. I completely understand that stuff happens. And that perhaps someone wasn't able to get there within minutes. But, someone should have been there within 30 least!!!

    I wouldn't much care if there were runners who were up early and showering. I wouldn't much care about any excuses housekeeping would give. We pay a lot of money for these WDW stays....even at the values!! When we aren't given the basics of running water, clean sheets/bedding...then someone has dropped the ball in a big way. And something needs to change.
  12. AshleeH

    AshleeH DIS Veteran

    Sep 10, 2011
    I'm a tolerant person, but I would've been down at the front desk in a heartbeat. After the second day of no hot water, a different resort is the only compensation I would ask. I'm lenient, I understand that things happen beyond their control - but they do have control on how they treat their guests during that time.

    Housekeeping would've been getting a call every 15 minutes in the first two hours if they hadn't shown up (and every 5 minutes after those first two hours).
  13. wdwmom3

    wdwmom3 Mouseketeer

    Dec 16, 2012
    I would have been at the desk the second morning as well and demanded to be moved to a room with hot water even if it means changing resorts. If I didn't get the clean sheets I requested I would carry the puke covered ones down to the front desk and ask for clean ones. I bet they start moving quick then lol.
  14. grimley1968

    grimley1968 DIS Veteran

    Apr 2, 2005
    OP, sorry you had to deal with that. That is an appalling failure on Disney's part. I can understand your not wanting to waste even more time on having to go to the front desk, since you probably just wanted to get on with your vacation. The phone calls should have sufficed to get something done. Whether or not some call center offsite or an actual Pop CM is handling these calls should be irrelevant to guests paying lots of hard earned money staying there. That phone is there for a reason, and most people don't use them for anything but calling to get something they should be getting already for the money they've paid.

    And then when DW actually goes to the desk to get something done about the sheets, they still were laggard. I'm normally kind of a Disney apologist, but this looks really bad on Disney. :sad2:
  15. bumbershoot

    bumbershoot DIS Veteran

    Mar 5, 2007
    I'm on Passporter's facebook page, and they mentioned that there was a shower and thermostat problem, but Maintenance was there 5 minutes after they called.

    You called Maintenance and Housekeeping directly, yes? Did they ever give any explanation for the delay and lack of actual fixing things? (for those who don't know, when you use the Front Desk button on the in-room phone, you are not, not ever, connected to the hotel's front are sent to an offsite, probably out-of-state, call center, and communication between them and the hotel's on-site people is by no means perfect or instant)

    What did they say at the front desk when you went there, I assume, at least at checkout? How was this resolved?

    I dealt with cold water at the Hilton Anaheim once, when it was the entire building and we were checking out that morning before they would get the hot water on, but I wouldn't have dealt with it in any other circumstance.
  16. Freezing Cold B

    Freezing Cold B Mouseketeer

    May 7, 2011
    I would write a letter to Disney. My aunt stayed at WL a few years ago, and on her stay there was a pair of slippers in the middle of the floor. She was there with my cousin and his girlfriend, so she assumed it was the girlfriends slippers. At the same time, the girlfriend assumed it was my aunts slippers. When they went to leave they both asked the other to whom the slippers belonged. It was clear the room had not been properly cleaned prior to their arrival, and the previous occupants had left their slippers behind. There was also some black mold in the bathroom. Which she had pointed out to the front desk and housekeeping asking first to be moved (they said there were no other rooms available), and then to be cleaned (it never was). They were given three free nights at any WDW hotel. They went back a few months later and stayed at AKL.
  17. Tomader

    Tomader DIS Veteran

    Apr 4, 2007
    We just came back from Disney. We were booked at the Pop. When we went into the room the tub was dirty, the curtain divider was hanging off the track, the drawer in the dresser was broke when tried to open and the floor needed to be vacumed. I called the front desk to report this and they came to fix the problems. The manager called to tell me sorry and gave me a 50.00 credit. The next day I went to look at The Art of Animation and asked to see if we could switch to the Mermaid rooms. I explained I was not happy with the Pop. They switched me to the Cars Suites and no extra charge. I was shocked!! The Cars area was wonderful and the suite was great. My husband and I had a queen be!!! My two kids had their own beds. I'm still in shock that they switched us. But the maid service in both hotel's was not to great.The problem will now be if I can ever stay at a value. The beds alone are a killer.
  18. happymommy

    happymommy DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2006
    To the OP, I am so sorry to hear about that! No hot water is horrible!

    Personally, I would have told them to move me to a better resort the first day. I wouldn't let my kids take a freezing shower at a hotel. What a pain though.

    I would agree to write a letter and document all that went on. Someone higher in management needs to be aware of this. We had a horrible housekeeping experience at the Beach Club years ago, and I wrote a letter (although we were given a free dinner at the Yachtsman Steakhouse) and received a prompt response with another offer to make it right. I would think after two full days without hot water you deserve a week free! Plus the cold shower may have contributed to your child's illness.
  19. Schmeck

    Schmeck <font color=blue>Funny thing is now my 17 year old

    Aug 26, 1999
    No, a cold shower would not contribute to a vomiting bug. And why would two days ever equal a free week? Those kinds of demands make getting real compensation difficult.
  20. jhryb

    jhryb DIS Veteran

    Jan 13, 2007
    I would love to hear part 2 of the OP's story. I have always found Disney service to be top notch. I am a reasonable person but some form of appology from management is necessary in this situation. We are all assuming that no form of compensation was given. I hope the OP will clarify.

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