Anonymous on 04/15/2011
My 3 girlfriends and I stayed at the Latham Hotel over the course of the weekend, arriving on Friday, April 8, 2011 and left on Sunday, April 10, 2011. When we arrived, we checked our rooms for bedbugs, but did not find anything - however, the plastic bed bug cover over the mattress was ripped. We checked inside the cover and did not see anything. When I woke up Monday morning, I had a total of 4 bites, three of which were raised red welts on my lower back. I suspected bed bugs, as I never h
ad an experience with it in my home, but none of my other girlfriends seemed to have any bites. I checked with the doctor today, and she confirmed it was definitely bed bugs, and also confirmed that New York is currently in a pandemic of them. I am not sure if I brought them back home, as for the past 2 days I have not experienced any bites, but my doctor told me they do not feed every night and can sometimes take up to 6 days to hatch new eggs and to feed. As soon as I suspected though, I boiled all my linen and vacuumed my mattress. Please be careful when booking this hotel, and please make sure that the plastic mattress cover is not ripped.
Stacie on 06/08/2010
After the first night, I saw what appeared to be blood stains on the sheets, that I didn't recall being there the previous night. On the third day I saw a bug on the bed, yet still thought nothing of it (I had never seen a bed bug before).
A couple of days after I got home I started having intense itching, and wheels that looked like mosquito bites, only clusters of many bites in small areas. On my right arm, from my shoulder to my elbow alone, I've counted as many as
42 bites. Now along with the worst itch of my life, I have to worry bout weather I brought these parasites home whith me or not.