@LornaS, I respectfully stand my ground on this issue, there is just no reason for people who stay here at the most 4 nights @$50 to do their laundry.
I will give you an example…recently had a couple that arrived 6 hours later than they stated they would, they were staying only one night, because they did not inform me of their arrival time change and didn’t answer my phone calls or emails, I had to cancel my dinner plans because I had no idea when they were going to arrive.
Of course that is beside the point, what is the point, is that even though these people had taken a half day off from work to drive the 3 hours up here on a Friday, at 1030 pm, she asked if she could run a load of laundry. NO. Just no.
That being said, there have been times that I’ve had guests who are cross country trips, or tours of US, and when they ask me where the laundromat is, I let them use mine if I like them.
But for the most part, my laundry is down in the basement and the door says "no guest access’ on it. I, unlike flaky bimbo from Westchester County, get all my laundry done prior to having guests so they never even know I have facilities.
Not to mention, my basement is not a pretty place, I don’t want guests down there.
Someday, when the washer/dryer breaks beyond repair, I’ll get a stackable unit and it will be upstairs, but I’m still not going to let flakes who want to do their weeks worth of laundry even though they are only going to be here only 24 hours use it.
The fact is that every guest who has been here on a short jaunt (1-2 days) up from the city, or NJ, or Boston, or CT, that has asked to do laundry, has also been somewhat of a lousy guest, breaking other rules, being inconsiderate and/or just not ‘getting it’.
So, it’s kind of a benchmark with me, and tells me a great deal about people.