The troubled Alexandria Days Inn is no longer 'by Wyndham'
The Alexandria Days Inn is no longer associated with hotel franchiser Wyndham Hotels & Suites. A Wyndham representative confirmed this development in an email to the Echo Press, saying the property "has ended its affiliation" with the company.
The Alexandria Days Inn, which closed abruptly amid a flurry of complaints, is no longer associated with hotel franchiser Wyndham Hotels & Suites.
A Wyndham representative confirmed this development in an email to the Echo Press, saying the property "has ended its affiliation" with the company.
Despite this, the Days Inn at 4810 Highway 29 South in Alexandria remains listed on Wyndham's website .
The property is currently owned by Amotel Hospitality LLC, which the Minnesota secretary of state's website shows is managed by Navin Patel.
Although there was an inspection scheduled for Aug. 5, the Alexandria Days Inn remains closed as of this time.
The hotel was initially closed on July 27 due to several health and safety concerns that were found, according to Ann Stehn, administrator for Horizon Public Health.
In an email, Stehn said that the inspection report currently is not public.
After the publication of the original article about the hotel on Aug. 4, several comments regarding the hotel's cleanliness have been posted to Facebook, many of them echoing reviews of the hotel that had been posted online.
"Colin Cora Lundquist" posted that they checked in and back out of the hotel within five minutes.
"They (were) gracious enough to give us a refund," the post read. "But that goes without saying when the sheets are dirty, food all over the walls, carpet was filthy (and a) mirror you couldn't even see yourself in."
Theresa Hammick called the place "nasty" and said her children got rashes and bloody feet from the pool.
In an email to the Echo Press, Micah Meline said he stayed at the hotel the night of July 22, during which time the carpets in his room were dirty, the room smelled of urine and there was vomit on the curtains.
The Echo Press will continue to monitor this issue.