Author: Thomas

I’m not homeless, but I’m a homeless person.

I'm not homeless, but I'm a homeless person.

Help! The Hotel I Booked Online Became a Homeless Shelter and No One Told Me. What Do I Do?

I’ve always liked the idea of being able to book a hotel room instantly online. It’s so convenient. How cool is that! To tell you the truth, that’s what I like most about It has always been my go-to for that one “on-the-fly” booking I’ve had to be in a hurry for.

So, imagine my surprise when I got an email today informing me that the Holiday Inn Express near my parents’ house, which I’d booked online a while ago, had been turned into a homeless shelter that would, apparently, only charge a $50 fee for those who wished to get off there.

I have no idea how the hotel got turned into a shelter. Does anyone else have a story like this? Do you know how the hotel got turned into a shelter? Please let me know. And then I need more coffee.

To be clear, I’m not homeless; I just was hoping that the hotel would have stayed as is, because I want to stay there. I guess my message is clear: don’t do this. I’ll just have to see if I can find a hotel that will stay as-is.

I have always been a fan of free bookings on

The more people who choose to put their info in the bookings system means that it’s the more hotels that are available. That means more choices for you.

I was able to find a cheap hotel for $90 a night in Miami Beach that was close to the beach. It was nice, but I wouldn’t suggest it. There is a lot of construction going on.

I always make sure to check the reviews of the hotels before I book. In this case, I was surprised to see they had a lot of bad ratings. I thought that was pretty unusual, so I took a look at the hotel’s site. Turns out it was only $90 so I booked it. At least I made a friend at the hotel.

Then I found out they were a hotel for homeless people. This is very sad.

Thanks for the suggestions though.

P.S. I have no idea how it was turned into a shelter. I also called the hotel and they are very nice, but they

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