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July 21st, 2011
05:45 AM ET

Question of the Day: What's your funniest hotel experience?

The international hotel chain Crowne Plaza is aiming to help its guests sleep more soundly by introducing "snore patrols" and "snore absorption rooms" at a number of its sites around the world.

In an attempt to combat noisy sleepers, "snore monitors" patrol the hallways in the designated quiet zones of Crowne Plaza hotels, listening for noise disruptions and knocking on the doors of guests who snore too loudly. "Snore absorption rooms" feature the latest in snore control technology, such as white noise machines and anti-snoring pillows.

Crowne Plaza hopes that these measures will make staying at their hotels a more enjoyable experience for guests.

American Morning wants to know: What's your funniest hotel experience?

Post your response here. Your answer could be included in this morning's broadcast.

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  1. D. A. Peterson

    My funniest hotel experience was during a fire drill about Midnight before a business seminar the next day. I was alone sleeping in my room on the 11th floor when the fire alarm sounded. I was embarassed to see that I was the only woman who was down in the Hotel parking lot (which was very crowded) in my bare feet, dressed only in my nightgown and wearing hair curlers. You would have LOL'ed to death if you saw me in the elevator after the fire dept. extinguished the small fire in the hotel kitchen. It has not happened to me since, however to the present day, I request a room no higher than the second floor and vow to be a picture of fashion as I hasten to the fire escape in case there is a Drilll.

    July 21, 2011 at 10:31 am |
  2. Wes

    I awoke one morning in a hotel room to find that the large bathroom mirror had come unglued from the wall overnight. It was leaning leaning forward and the only thing that kept it from crashing onto the tile floor was the wall-mounted hairdryer. Half-asleep, it took me a second to realize why I was looking at my shorts in the mirror. The maintenance man told me that he'd never seen that in 10 years of working there!

    July 21, 2011 at 8:27 am |
  3. Dan Geho

    While staying in a very nice, but smoke free hotel in downtown Cincinnati, I would occasionally go outside the main hotel entrance to have a cigarette. Almost everytime I went outside, I was approached by individuals asking for money to buy food. Before going out one afternoon, I stopped by the hotel desk and picked up a banana to take up to my room. I was asked for food money and I offered the banana. The individual acted as if offering the banana was the equivalent of offering garlic to a vampire. Thereafter, I never went out for a smoke without taking a piece of fruit and I was never again asked for money. (I guess the banana was loaded.) Dan from Stewartstown, PA

    July 21, 2011 at 8:26 am |
  4. J. Dunn

    Flew into LAX on a very late night flight and shuttled to the Marriott there. As I came around the corner to check in I could hear the female staff singing "Respect" to the lone guy working the desk. Right on cue, I added the "sock it to me, sock it to me..." line. Needless to say that late at night we were all just a little bit punchy 😉

    July 21, 2011 at 8:25 am |
  5. Bob in Houston

    Last weekend, when my friend and I were walking into our hotel in New Orleans at 4 in the morning, a very attractive woman thought my friend was someone else and attempted to inflict punishment on him with her riding crop; what was scary is that I think my friend actually enjoyed it.

    July 21, 2011 at 8:19 am |
  6. Lisa from Milford, PA

    About 9 years ago, my one-year old son (unbeknownst to those of us who were in the same room with him) called 911 from the hotel phone. While we were momentarily perplexed by the follow-up call from the police, my one-year old managed to get into the bathroom and lock himself in there. The hotel staff could not unlock the door, and it took them over an hour to "rescue" my son from the bathroom, during which time we contemplated all of the horrible ways he could harm himself in there! The staff ended up having to bust down the bathroom door to get him out, and then moved us to a new hotel room. Wasn't funny at the time, but is now a family legend.

    July 21, 2011 at 8:15 am |
  7. Barkway

    In the 1960's, my parents took whole family on vacation to The Breakers Hotel Palm Beach, FL. My sister was a teen at the time. She and her friends climbed the rooftop flagpole and replaced the hotel flag with a bedsheet painted with a peace sign. Hotel almost made us leave. Parents were furious. We found it hysterical. Still a well-repeated family story.

    July 21, 2011 at 8:11 am |
  8. jim Kehler

    The Holiday Inn South In Pittsburgh Now a Crowne Plaza had a male review and the dancer's were providing Couch dances in the LOBBY!!

    July 21, 2011 at 8:05 am |
  9. Roger

    I outside to get ice I slipped on the ice and slide down the hallway in front of 20 to 30 people in the hallway my shorts ripped in the middle tried to run in the room I got lockout so I had to wait 5 mins felt like days

    July 21, 2011 at 7:56 am |
  10. Carrie Ann Kennedy

    During Monsoon season in Prescott, Arizona, 3 members of my family had a funny hotel experieice at what is now the Prescott Resort and Conference Center, overlooking a beautiful mountaintop. With my mother, father and myself, we had one room with 2 KING SIZE BEDS and a small outside terrace on the TOP floor. Because of my dads snoring, the issue became a big problem the moment we entered the room...MOM SAID..."WHERE ARE WE GOING TO PUT YOUR FATHER?" We called room service for an additonal room but all were booked. During the discussion, with quiet frustration, while mother was nagging, daddy grabbed his pillow and blankets from the bed and proceeded to the terrace to SLEEP, without saying a word, slamming the sliding glass door shut... as he often did to keep peace....Mom looked at me and said..."OK, PROBLEM SOLVED...YOUR father is sleeping on the Terrace". We all went to sleep and hours later we were woken by 60mph winds and lightning and terrential rain!!! We peeked outside the terrace and their was daddy sleeping like a baby. Due to the dangerous lightning, I proceeded to wake dad up and as I opened the sliding glass door, mother said..."NO...he is fine out there!!! AND I wont get any sleep with that snoring!...HE IS FINE...LET HIM SLEEP!!!"...But I said, what about the dangerous lightning and mom said..."WE will take our chances, GO BACK TO BED" we left him outside DURING the storm and hours later, dad woke up, well rested in the morning. He walked in from the terrace (a funny memory) and said he slept fine, having no knowledge of any storm!!! Mom laughed and I was just confused and felt bad for him. A few hours later we proceeded to go sightseeing after breakfast and as we were leaving the hotel parking lot, we could see the sheets and blankets hanging from the terrace on thre top floor as other spectators looked up and said...was somebody sleeping up there on the terrace? and we pretended to not know and said...what kind of person sleeps on a terrace during monsson season? We pretended to not know anything, got in our car and drove off for our first day of sightseeing, the beautiful Prescott, AZ area.

    July 21, 2011 at 6:53 am |
  11. Paula Larson

    I traveled to CA with two government guys. We checked into our hotel before the meeting. I used the restroom and then could not get out as the restroom door was locked shut. The only thing that saved me was the open window. After 30 minutes, a cleaning lady heard me screaming. To this day I am known as the bathroom lady who made them late for the meeting.

    July 21, 2011 at 6:37 am |
  12. chris

    On My Honeymoon, November 2009 I ate just ONE "Mussel" along with other seafood in a nearby Nearby restaurant. After my wife and I finished the dinner we decided to go back to the Hotel, as I entered the Hotels main entrance I realized I had to POOP., but I figured I had plenty of time to make it to the room. As we entered the elevtor things got worse. Then as we exited the elavator things got even worser, as we were walikng down the hall to our room, I had an accident, before we made it to our room. As we entered our room I continued to have an accident, until I sat on the stool., but by then I was almost totally emptied, and guess where I emptied? (I left a trail where I walked) I spent half hour trying to clean myself in the bathroom, then had to clean up the mess in the hall I left. My wife fell asleep in the room as I was cleaning myself. So FUNNY but more so embarrasing. My wife have since divorced me.

    July 21, 2011 at 6:33 am |
  13. Scott

    We made hot roast beef and cheddar subs at 4 a.m... With the standard La Quinta ironing board and iron... We even toasted the bread with the iron... It was great!!!

    July 21, 2011 at 6:20 am |
  14. Karen

    Was in NYC at the Hilton on 6th, ordered room service for breakfast. When the food arrived, the gentleman literally set the carpet and his pants on fire by spilling the gel fuel that was used to keep the food warm. It was pretty scary at the time but I find humor in it now as one of the many dramatic events in my life.

    July 21, 2011 at 6:15 am |
  15. chris sinner

    10th wedding anniversary, picked each other up in the bar like we just met. (so romantic) then broke the toilet and sink in our room!!!

    July 21, 2011 at 6:13 am |
  16. sofitel chambermaid

    well, there was this one time when i was delivering fresh towels to the acting head of the I.M.F... and the funniest thing happened...

    July 21, 2011 at 5:53 am |