After writing my Planet Comicon blog post, I wanted to write a brief summary of our Air B&B we stayed at. Prior to my Kansas City trip, I had never used Air B&B before. My friend has used it once while she was in Paris and had a great experience with it. She booked our Air B&B for our trip which was rather cheap. Thursday night at 11:30 PM we drove up to our lodging, and we were honestly disappointed.
The Air B&B was in the middle of a construction / train station area. We were 7 minutes outside the city, although we still felt unsafe. Me and my friend debated for a good 15 minutes on whether or not to get a hotel instead because that’s the vibe we were getting from this place.
After parking, we walked inside the building. The hallway was extremely long and our room was at the end of it. There was plenty of lighting in the hallway which helped tried to make it feel more “homey”. Me and my friend still felt the inside was creepy and the creaking of the floor didn’t help either. Thankfully I was sharing this room with my friend, but if I was alone I would be scared.
As we walked into our room, it did remind me of the pictures we saw online. The room had an urban feel to it and the bathroom doors were coated in a picture of downtown Kansas City which I thought was kinda cool. The floors however, were extremely dirty. I had socks on and when I took my socks off, they were black. I’m not expecting five star service, but I had hoped the place would have been cleaned before we got there.
Our Air B&B offered free WiFi, but it was really slow WiFi. I guess if you are going to pay to have WiFi for your guests, I would assume it would have been somewhat decent.
I will say I am glad we stayed here because it was close to Kansas City so the uber rides we took were incredibly cheap. I wish we would have done more research when booking the Air B&B because I wouldn’t have stayed there if I known previously the area where it was located.
Overall, I wouldn’t mind using Air B&B again or I would use a hotel. I must emphasize how important it is to do your research with where you stay. Type in the address and look at pictures of the outside. Read the detailed reviews especially the negative ones to know what you’re getting into when you pay for the place. My friend did end up leaving a negative review of the place which I completely agreed with. I would love to hear your experiences with Air B&B in the comments section. Maybe you have had a more positive experience than I had.