Posted: 6/12/2011Provided by Citysearch -
When I first arrived, I went to check in and was told no rooms were available. I was told to check back in an hour. As I sat in the lobby, I noticed that other people were coming in and they were being checked in. After an hour of looking at this I went to a different employee. I explained that I tried to check in earlier and was told to check back. She asked, ""Did she check you in?"" When I said, ""No."" She and another employee looked at each other and shook their heads. She then apologized and asked for my ID and a credit card and she proceeded to check me in. She even requested a rush on a room and she informed me that should a room become available earlier, she would inform me. She then offered to bring me my room key when the room was ready. It took 15 minutes tops. I thanked her and went to my room. Imagine my surprise when within 5 minutes security is knocking on my door. When I opened the door, security (she) looked me up and down and then asked if I needed help with my safe. Huh? What an incredible waste of manpower for security to go to every new guest within 5 minutes of their check in to ensure that they can lock a safe! Apparently, my presence here is questionable. Well let me clear up the confusion; I am here at the invitation of the College Board to do a Webinar on teacher evaluation. Oh, by the way, I am African-American. I am dressed appropriately so I am confused as to why I am worthy of extra scrutiny.