Perhaps you followed the dust-up over at the Extended Stay America on Skylab Road in Huntington Beach after police handed out fliers to alert visitors five registered sex offenders were living at the hotel.
Now, Extended Stay America has pulled away the welcome mat.
Extended Stay Hotels Statement on Media Reports Concerning Its Huntington Beach Property
Los Angeles, Calif. (March 12, 2010) - Extended Stay Hotels issued the following statement with regard to recent media reports involving its Huntington Beach property:
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Three of the parolees who were staying in the hotel have already relocated and the remaining two will be relocated once the crowd disperses and it is safe for them to leave the property.
When Extended Stay became aware of the situation, hotel employees immediately began working with the local police and parole officials to resolve this issue quickly and legally.
Each of these individuals agreed to relocate immediately after Huntington Beach police notified the hotel of their status. However, state parole officials delayed granting them permission to leave the property. As soon as that approval was received, three of the individuals left the premises and the other two prepared to leave. Other than the lengthy process of eviction under California's landlord tenant laws, the hotel had no legal authority to remove them.
Extended Stay is in the process of reviewing its internal procedures to ensure, as much as possible, that these situations can be avoided in the future.