Magazine article Working Mother

A Yelp Review of My Home Sweet Home

Magazine article Working Mother

A Yelp Review of My Home Sweet Home

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Mandy W.

Sioux Falls, SD

* 300 friends

* 28 reviews

I have given this place quite a few chances. In fact, I've lost track of the number of times I have spent the night here. Every time I go to bed thinking management will get its act together, that this time will be different. No dice.

During my most recent stay, I received a 5:45 a.m. wake-up call. The problem? I didn't request one. What's more, instead of doing an actual call on the phone like most hotels, this place sent in a little preschooler to crawl into bed with me. I get it. Wake-up calls are almost obsolete thanks to the new technology on our phones. Therefore, a fresh approach to keep an edge on the market might be necessary. But this seems like an odd direction to go.

Unfortunately, the morning didn't improve. Once I was up, I realized that the complimentary breakfast was not prepared. Not to mention, I now had an additional mouth to feed if you include the alarm-clock child, which it seems like I should. That child didn't appear to have any kind of job at all, yet she requested a ride to school. On the plus side, this place is conveniently located near said school. On the minus side, I had to get up excruciatingly early to accommodate this kid's needs. …

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