Four Things in My Hotel Room Made Me Feel I Was Back in the 90s
I just got back from a nice long vacation and got to spend some much-needed time with my girlfriend Michele. We had to make a trip to Boston so we figured when we were done there, we'd go the extra hour and a half down to Connecticut for an overnight at one of the casinos.
We had good food, a lot of drinks, and had fun playing blackjack and roulette next to each other. We went in the middle of the week when the hotel rooms were the cheapest. No crowds, no lines, and cheap hotel rooms. You can't beat it.
Our room was very nice, but it did seem to have a few things that were from a different era including some that are completely obsolete.
It's a magic eye poster a big fad of the 90s, which just so happens to be when this hotel opened up. You have to kind of look through the image to get your eyes to focus to the point where you'll see a 3-D image. The posters were featured in an episode of Seinfeld where everyone was struggling to see the image. Pretty much like real life in the 90s.
This thermostat appears to be just as old. Today most thermostats have digital readings and are programmable and some can even be controlled through your smartphone. There's nothing smart about this one though. Your choices are on, off, fan speed hi, med, or lo, and a dial to choose your level of cooling or heating. No setting an exact temperature here. Just fiddle with it until it feels right.
This phone jack is in the bathroom of all places. Why anyone needed a phone in the bathroom in the 90s is beyond me, but that said, I'm always on my smartphone when I'm in the bathroom, but I never want to make a call on it.
This was not here in the 90s, but regardless, it's got features that are useless today.
The iHome clock radio was not made by Apple, but it did connect to and charge your iPod and iPhone 1 through 4.
By the time the iPhone 5 came around in 2012, Apple had switched to the lighting connector making the clock just a clock.
Don't let any of this retro gear in the hotel stop you from booking a room though. If you're like we were, you'll only be in it to sleep.