Wednesday, August 07, 2013

An Unusual Hotel


We stayed in a hotel near Providence, RI, with the following strange set of choices of elevator buttons:

There are apparently two different floors numbered 4 -- on different levels -- and no floor 3. And why do the restrooms need their own floor?

13 comments:

Garkbit said...

I once stayed in a hotel with an infinite number of rooms, but that's another story ...

Three to Five said...

Ironically, in China (some?) hotels don't even have a fourth floor. Apparently, the word for four sounds like the word for death.

Gingerbaker said...

Perhaps 4A and 4B are not different floors, but use either the front or back doors of the elevator?

Jeffrey Shallit said...

No, they were really different floors.

Randy said...

Why are there apparently two sets of "open doors" and "close doors" buttons? And given the recent news about the "close doors" button not actually doing anything in most elevators, why have any at all?

Paul C. Anagnostopoulos said...

I'm in Providence quite often. May I ask which hotel that was?

~~ Paul

Anonymous said...

Is the restroom button the red one under the LL button. If that's the case it would seem to be useful.

joelreyesnoche said...

So the third floor is actually the one called 4A? And does the restroom button actually go to a floor filled with restrooms? On what floor was this located? In between 4A and 4B?

paul01 said...

Perhaps R is the rear door, and the fact that it leads to the restrooms is just a coincidence?

MikeM said...

Post Modernist architecture? Wonder what order the floors are in if you use the stairs. Does the S at the top stands for Sky?

Anonymous said...

I mean 7 1/2 I can understand but 4A and 4B?

Anonymous said...

Was the restaurant on the same floor as the restrooms? Cycle of life, etc.

Three to Five said...

Wondering if perhaps there was some city ordinance that said any building 5 floors and up must have... or must pay extra... or something like that. So the builders decided -- wishfully thinking -- to skirt that ordinance.