Confessions Of... A Hotel Housekeeper
Frommer's Budget Travel magazine features inside confessions articles from various people who work or have worked in the hospitality industry. The recent February 2009 article, "Confessions of a Hotel Housekeeper" is enough to make the travelling public want to stay at home. The author , a former housekeeper, talks about substandard housekeeping practices she employed while working at Yellowstone's Old Faithful Inn during 2004.
This article was further scattered around the media by CNN and MSNBC and even on the Today Show.
Fortunately, people who travel in Oregon and stay at member inns of the Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild can be assured of quality standards. Our quality assurance guidelines and additional recommendations ensure that guests have clean, safe lodging in Oregon--wherever they stay--when they choose an Oregon B&B Guild member.
Pet friendly lodging, child friendly lodging--all our member bed & breakfasts are inspected on a regular basis. Guests are encouraged to submit comment cards to the Guild about their positive and/or negative lodging experiences. The Guild's Membership Committee handles complaints promptly.
One OBBG member's housekeeper provided her reaction to the article. "Believe it or not, the guests notice whether or not you've vacuumed their floor or scrubbed their toilet," notes Joanna at the Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast.
We sincerely hope that you will choose a bed & breakfast--and particularly an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member--when you're looking for lodging in Oregon.