The internet is amazing! It makes our lives so much easier in so many ways. Of course, with that ease and convenience comes a lot of scams. A woman from Texas found out the hard way that her New York hotel room with a view was a huge scam.
According to Daily Mail, a TikTok video is going viral of a woman’s sad hotel room view. Amber Shelby, who lives in Texas, is blasting the booking her husband made for their family. In the video she is showing folks how the hotel catfished her into thinking her hotel room would have a fabulous view of the Manhattan skyline. However, once she and her family arrived at the Fairfield Inn, Staten Island, they were disappointed.
The view the family was looking at online was a print-out stuck to a window shade. Yup. The real view from their room was the hotel parking lot. Can you imagine how disappointed and upset you’d be after flying all the way from Texas to New York for a vacation with a great view and finding out it was basically a poster?! Ugh!
Not A Cool Move From The Hotel
When reading this story I immediately thought the family would be able to get a refund since the hotel was guilty of ‘false advertising’. Unfortunately for the family, the hotel is covered because on their website it says that images ‘may not fully represent the room features you booked’. Total BS! Reading the fine print is a must! This is how company’s get by with this kinda crap.
Shelby isn’t complaining about the hotel in her video. She’s blaming her husband for falling for the scam. Although her husband is at fault for not reading the fine print, it’s still a crappy move by the hotel, in my opinion. Hopefully the family still enjoyed their trip! Next time they do some traveling, I’m sure they’ll double check where they’re staying and make sure they are reading the fine print.