NC girl claims mattress bugs bit her throughout keep at Pittsburgh lodge

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NC woman claims bed bugs bit her during stay at Pittsburgh hotel

There have been allegations against a popular Pittsburgh hotel after a recent guest at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown said she stayed in a room with bed bugs. Sary Martinez, who is 20 weeks pregnant, says she has two nights on Thursday the 8th. Now back in North Carolina, she shared her story with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 Monday night. “We are still in shock. We’re still like, ‘Did that really happen?’” said Sary Martinez. Martinez said she and her husband flew to Pittsburgh for her husband’s work holiday party. “We were really excited just to get to know the city, we’ve never been to this area,” Martinez said. After a busy day, Martinez said it was time for bed. “I woke up around 3am and I was wearing a sweatshirt and I woke up and I was just itchy. My arms were just itchy,” Martinez said. At first, Martinez said she didn’t think much of it, but the next day her condition worsened. She showed Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 pictures of the bites all over her body. “I said, ‘Okay, I think it’s time to check for bed bugs’ … I removed the mattress and went up to the seam and stuff and saw there was dark stuff lined all over the headboard area and I was like, ‘ ‘Is that dirt?'” Martinez said it. We were told just as we were being moved to another room ‘I’m sorry there is no refund as it was prepaid. We’ll give you a $50 discount if you eat at the restaurant downstairs, which we said, ‘No thanks,'” Martinez said. In addition to the money, Martinez said she wanted to know the situation was being taken seriously but was not given any information about what was being done. “What happened to the room? Has it been cleaned? You know it’s bed bugs. It’s not like you can brush them off. It’s not a spider. There are many ways this should have been handled. At the moment it was being brought up so lightly that I thought that was the norm, but it isn’t. It’s a public health issue,” Martinez said. Martinez says she’s now waiting for an inspection report from management to see how they’re going to proceed. Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has reached out to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts for comment but has not yet received a response. We also called the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel. A manager said they had no comment at this time.

There have been allegations against a popular Pittsburgh hotel after a recent guest at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown said she stayed in a room with bed bugs.

Sary Martinez, who is 20 weeks pregnant, says she checked into the hotel for two nights on Thursday, December 8th.

Now back in North Carolina, she shared her story with Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 on Monday night.

“We are still in shock. We’re still like, ‘Did that really happen?’” said Sary Martinez.

Martinez said she and her husband flew to Pittsburgh for her husband’s work holiday party.

“We were really excited just to get to know the city, we’ve never been to this area,” Martinez said.

After a busy day, Martinez said it was time for bed.

“I woke up around 3am and I was wearing a sweatshirt and I woke up and I was just itchy. My arms were just itchy,” Martinez said.

At first, Martinez says, she didn’t think much of it, but the next day her condition worsened. She showed Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 pictures of the bites all over her body.

“I said ‘okay, I think it’s time to check for bed bugs’ … I removed the mattress so I went for the seam and all I saw was dark stuff lined all over the headboard area and I thought, ‘Is that dirt?'” Martinez said.

Martinez says she put several bed bugs in a cup to show hotel staff and they got a new room.

“That was it. We were told just as we were being moved to another room, ‘I’m sorry there are no refunds as it was prepaid. We’ll give you a $50 discount, when you eat at the restaurant downstairs, which we said, ‘No thanks,'” Martinez said.

Aside from the money, Martinez said she wanted to know the situation was being taken seriously, but had received no information on what was being done.

“What happened to the room? Has it been cleaned? You know it’s bed bugs. It’s not like you can brush them off. It’s not a spider. There are many ways this should have been handled. At the moment it was being brought up so lightly that I thought that was the norm, but it isn’t. It’s a public health issue,” Martinez said.

As of now, Martinez says she’s waiting for an inspection report from hotel management to see how they’re doing.

Pittsburgh’s Action News 4 has reached out to Wyndham Hotels and Resorts for comment but has not yet received a response.

We also named the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh Downtown Hotel. A manager said they had no comment at this time.