Hotels to Locals: PLEASE DRIVE DRUNK

Tourist friendly Victoria BC (aka the Blackpool of Canada), isn't friendly to local residents. Best Western hotels, the Strathcona Hotel and Swan's "Hotel" are either turning away local residents from their hotels. In some cases, they are 'vetting' locals who want to stay in their hotels. This came to light when a local couple booked a hotel room for New Years Eve. The hotel, upon learning they were locals, cancelled their booking. So, rather than stay in town and go to sleep in a local hotel after a few drinks, they would rather not have their types. The irony is that a number of these hotels sport bars at street level.
The message from these hotels is clear: given the option between driving drunk or sleeping it off at a hotel, the hotelliers want you to hit the road.


Cheryl said…
Argh! This ticks me off so much. Makes me never want to stay at a Best Western -- but the others are local "boutique" hotels showing their true stripes. Idiots.
Rob said…
Very strange that they'd do this. Money is money, after all. Where'd you hear this from?
Mike DeWolfe said…
This was one of the top stories on the A-Channel News and confirmed with a couple of phone calls to the suspect hotels.

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