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The Luxury of Room Service

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June 28, 2016 / Breakfast / By
Katie Schenk

 

I never order room service. It’s simply not worth it. There are always cheaper places to eat… and I’m working on a strict budget. Remember?

But, when you’re checked into a hotel in downtown Cleveland and presuming that you’ll drink your bodyweight in beer at a wedding the night before. And when you know that your kids will need to eat, and you don’t have a car, room service suddenly seems like a viable option.

We were checked into the Westin Hotel in Cleveland on the 18th floor with a city view. And I was about to order room service for the first time in… possibly ever.

Of course, given the prices of breakfast, I wasn’t about to get each one of us an individual breakfast. We were going to have to share. So I filled out the little card, making sure to include plenty of coffee (but somehow neglecting to tick anything under the breakfast meat selection). I hung it on the door, and we headed towards the lobby and then to my brother’s wedding.

We did make it back late, and I had drunk something close to my bodyweight in beer, and as I fell asleep, I was ever so grateful I had organised breakfast already. When room service knocked on the door, I was a little less happy. The coffee was important, sure, but why hadn’t ordered it for a more reasonable hour?

Still, I roused the boys and doled out tempting breakfast treats. And that’s when I discovered the error on the breakfast meats. How on earth did I manage that? Almost unbelievably (at least by South African service standards), a phone call was all it took to send someone with a plate of bacon to our room.

I was committed to finishing our meal. After all, there’s that whole budget thing going on in my world. That and I wanted to spend time walking the streets of Cleveland which was going to require some energy. With fresh berries, a giant English muffin, all the fixings you could want, and almost force feeding my mom after she knocked on my door… we nearly made it all the way through.

But, the view beckoned, and we couldn’t spend all day breakfasting; there was a city to see, one filled with the hope of a pro-sports championship title after decades of despair. Cleveland with dizzy with anticipation that morning and somehow my room service made it so much better.

The Westin Hotel

Country: United States

Province/State: Ohio

City: Cleveland

Address: 777 Saint Clair Avenue NE

Zip/Post Code: 44114

Location Tips: off East 9th

Phone: (216) 771-7700

Website:http://www.westinclevelan...

Price Guide:$$$ (What's this?) N/A = home cooked meal,etc
$ = street food, fast food,etc
$$ = bistro, cafe, pub, bar,etc
$$$ = fine dining,etc

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