Quality Inn is one of many trusted hotel chains owned by Choice Hotels. Choice Hotels owns 6,800 hotels worldwide, including Comfort Inn, Sleep Inn, and Clarion. Choice Hotels’ strength in numbers has established Quality Inn as a reliable, safe, and clean hotel brand.
Quality Inn is known for upholding a high standard of quality, hence the name. But, no matter what the reputation, no hotel is invulnerable to bed bug infestations.
A bed bug infestation can cause havoc for a family.
Here are a few tips to avoid that…
Performing an Initial Check for Bed Bugs in Quality Inn Hotels
Step 1: Inspect the room thoroughly before settling in for your stay.
Infestation can be present in any hotel, no matter the reputation. Be sure to check every inch of the room for bugs. Better to be safe than sorry.
Step 2: Check for evidence of infestation.
Bed bugs can be seen by the naked eye at any stages of life. It’s crucial to check for any signs of bed bugs. Look for eggs, live bugs, and any forms of waste left behind. Bed bug waste resembles red-colored or black ink-dot looking spots left behind.
Step 3: Inspect specific locations
Do not settle in before checking the bed bug hot spots. These common spots include:
- bed sheets
- mattress seams
- under the mattress
- behind baseboards and headboards
- all other furniture
Step 4: If you find bugs, notify management immediately
First, document the infestation by taking photographs of all evidence found. Take photographs not just of the bed bugs but also any fecal stains, nests, and shell casings found. Look to book another room or check out of the hotel completely. If booking another room in the same hotel, be sure it’s in an uninfested part of the hotel. You’re better off booking a room in a different hotel. This way you’re guaranteed to be safe from encountering another infestation at the property.
When You Should File a Claim for a Bed Bug Infestations in a Quality Inn Hotel
If you would like to file a claim against a Comfort Inn hotel after suffering from bites from an infestation, you’ll need a few key things…
- Proof You will need to provide proof that the infestation was a result of the staff and management’s negligence. For example, management who were aware of the infestation but did not take steps to get rid of it.
- PhotographsThe minute you discover bed bug bites, take photographs of them. Take photographs of any other evidence of infestation.
- DocumentationRemember to document all:
- names of any staff you speak with at the property
- dates for everything that transpired from checking into the property and encountering the infestation to present
- medical care received
- lost wages
- time taken off from work for recovery
- any other aspects of your injuries.
Consult with a Bed Bug Bite Attorney to Discuss Your Case
It isn’t always easy to prove negligence and file a successful claim. The only way to ensure you have a case is to consult with an experienced bed bug lawyer about your injuries. Our attorneys will listen to your story and take a close look at all available evidence. We will provide feedback if our office can provide you with legal representation.
Disclaimer: The information provided on this website is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. This firm handles claims nationwide on a pre-litigation basis only. Some attorneys are not licensed to practice in certain jurisdictions. Although most bed bug cases resolve without a lawsuit, should one need be filed in a jurisdiction the firm is not authorized to practice, our lawyers can work with local counsel upon the execution of a new agreement.