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Kirk Hotel in Tooele Utah

klaus

Administrator
#1
I will share my experience with the Kirk Hotel in Tooele Utah with you.

During the Lucas race in Tooele we stayed at the Kirk Hotel close to the track.
When I made the reservations I was quoted $75.00 per night.
Upon arrival they increased it to $100.00 per night because it was two of us. I wasn't happy, but agreed to the increase. I signed for it and my cc got charged $443 for the 4 night stay (the extra $40 are probably whatever fees added?).

The stay was interesting as the place was setup more for long term visits. It had a open B&B feel to it and I actually welcomed it for a change. This is not your typical corporate hotel and not for everyone. The stay overall was kind of ok and uneventful. In my mind I decided to look them up again the next year when Lucas returns to the track.

The big surprise came when I looked at my bank statement and noticed an additional charge of $332.

When I called the hotel to inquire about it I was treated rude and the manager tried to baby lecture me on basic procedures. I kept my calm the entire time until I received a racial remark that ended the conversation on my part.

"Learn to speak English" is not very good customer service. I highly recommend anyone not to stay at this hotel that appears to judge its visitors by their heritage. Are they racists in Tooele at the Kirk Hotel? I don't know, but me and my friends wont stay there again.

I talked to my Bank and charges will be reversed.

The website for the Kirk Hotel: kirkhotel.com
 
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baja619

Well-Known Member
#2
Bummer Klaus. For some ignorance is bliss. Utah seems a bit unique but I sure would not hold it against the rest of the culture.
 

klaus

Administrator
#3
No, I loved Utah and the town of Tooele was extremely pleasant. Like I posted above after I left I had planned to return to the very same hotel next time around as the experience was good.
My entire stay actually killed all my feared images of the "Kingpin Movie" out of my head. It was just the stay at the Kirk Hotel that ended up to be very disappointing when dealing with them on a dispute.
 

TyBo1001

Well-Known Member
#4
Having lived in UT for many years, you have two types of people; very open-minded and friendly, then you have the very narrow-minded and discriminatory (whether it is race, ethnicity, RELIGION, etc...) part of the reason we left.
 

QurtysLyn

Well-Known Member
#9
Having lived in UT for many years, you have two types of people; very open-minded and friendly, then you have the very narrow-minded and discriminatory (whether it is race, ethnicity, RELIGION, etc...) part of the reason we left.
And usually there are a lot more of the former, But the latter ruin it for everyone (doesn't it always seem to work that way?).

But then, I may be biased as I live in Utah. :) Y'all are always welcome at my house.
 

JEFFRPM

Non Sugar Coated
#10
If you think their Liquor laws are funny you should see their underwear. Honestly the place is beautiful I moved out of their in 1996 the taxes were high [in my book] and the drivers.........well I'll leave that alone for another time. Come to think of it they come here on weekends to do all their "Sinning" because they think god can't see over the tetons.
 

BGRANT

Well-Known Member
#11
If you ever think Utah is pent up, pick up the paper for the music/club scene in SLC. The back is packed full of adds for "Escort" services and "Massage Parlors". Bunch of kinky church goers in that valley! I moved to Utard 4 years ago after living my whole life (35 years) in San Diego. I love it where I am and it is great for my kids. Crazy amount of moto riding in this state, very offroad friendly. The liquor laws are not as bad as people think. Colorado and Oregon have the same laws as far as state run stores and no hard booze sales on Sunday. You can by beer anytime you want at 7/11, even though it is 3.2%. I am in Park City and that seems to be considered the "Black Sheep" of the state. There are outdoor concerts all summer long that you can bring all your own alcohol to. I hadn't seen that in Cali since I was a kid.
Klaus, hit me up next year. I have a condo you can stay in for free but it's 40 minutes to Miller.

Oh yea Jeff, It seems Wendover is off Gods radar too. :)
 

firedog

Well-Known Member
#12
Colorado does not have state run stores and now you CAN buy booze on Sundays YIPPE! You do have to go to a "liquor store" to get real beer and booze but they are not state owned.
 

firedog

Well-Known Member
#14
Grocery stores in CO sell 3.2% Alc. content beer, no booze or wine. For the regular beer, booze and wine you have to go to a liquor store. At the liquor store you get the same thing you get in CA. You can even get everclear (190 proof) if you want too. I don't think you can get that in CA.
 

BGRANT

Well-Known Member
#15
Pretty much the same except for the Sunday/State deal. The selection at the state stores is pretty damn good. It is like a giant liquor barn. I usualy do the Costco and Trader Joes deal when I am back and fourth to Cali. Kind of like Smokey and the Bandit.:)
 

JEFFRPM

Non Sugar Coated
#16
The years ago their was a bar called the black pearl the owner jody bernalfo [ don't ever trap shoot with him] made a T shirt that had a map of utah on it and stated "the fun places in utah" across the top and all the places were identified with a dot. The places were Wendover,Jackpot,Wells & Mesquite Nevada also Evengston Wyoming. he sold the shtt out of them.
 
#17
Dear Klaus,
I know this post comes almost 5 years after your original, but I'm sharing it anyways. We were saddened to read about some of your negative experiences at The Kirk Hotel in 2010. We would like to let you and your friends know that the business changed to new ownership and management in 2014 and has since undergone huge changes in every aspect of the company. I don't know if you still come to Utah, but if you do, we would love to have the opportunity to serve you and have your experience with us be nothing but positive.
Sincerely,
The Kirk
thekirk@msn.com
 
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