Why, yes. As a matter of fact, this is a visual metaphor for typical crappy hotel wifi. Thanks for asking.


It’s damn near the end of 2018 and apparently some hotels haven’t gotten the message that A.) Wifi should be free and B.) Wifi should be halfway decent.

Now, I’ve stayed at some of the most expensive hotels in the country, national chains and otherwise and if there’s one thing I’ve learned that the cost of staying at a hotel and the rating of said hotels have little if anything to do with the quality of the WiFi you have access to. And even less to do with whether or not the Wifi is free or you have to pay for it.

Hotel chains like Super 8, Motel 6 and Red Roof Inn offer complimentary Wifi and the strength of the signal is strong and reliable consistently. It probably won’t hold up to demands of online gaming, but for checking email and looking for nearby restaurants it’s more than sufficient.

Too bad the same cannot be said of more pricey lodging. Hiltons and Fairfield Inns, Marriotts and Holiday Inns on the other hand are often some of the worst places to get online – whether the service is free or you have to pay for it. And even when the service is good, they don’t exactly make it easy for you to use.

The bottom line is this: It’s not asking too much for people who are spending good, hard-earned money to stay in hotels to expect Wifi to be high quality and easy to use, regardless of whether it’s free or you have to pay for it. So get on that, would you hotel owners? If not, we’ll take our business elsewhere.


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