Mount Vernon News

By Mount Vernon News
February 15, 2013 4:07 pm EST


MOUNT VERNON — While the Curtis Inn may not have a stellar reputation in the city, there are guests who don’t fit into the “criminal culture” that is connected with the hotel.


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The News spoke with a man we will refer to as “Travis” regarding his experience at the Curtis as well as his continued stay after the hotel was closed.

When Travis turned to the Curtis as a place to live in July 2012, he had been living in his car. The heat was unbearable, but fortunately, his new job was air conditioned. He was able to take showers at the YMCA or The Salvation Army.

“I didn’t mind sleeping in the car,” he said. “I was in the Army so I could sleep anywhere.”

With his first paycheck in hand, Travis called the Curtis Inn to inquire about weekly rates and the possibility of staying long term.





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