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City Cites Numerous Hotels In Codes Sweep

10/11/2013


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Numerous Indianapolis hotels are in jeopardy following the city's largest ever hotel inspection sweep.

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Department of Code Enforcement Spokesman Adam Baker says numerous city agencies inspected nineteen hotels Thursday. Baker says they targeted hotels that were either unlicensed or had spotty records that include past police runs. They checked for everything from fire code violations to bed bugs. Baker says preliminary results show most extended-stay hotels logged the most violations. Most of the violations were for fire code infractions. Carribbean Cove on the city's far northwest side has 21 fire code violations.

However, Carribbean Cove has not been cited for bed bug violations, contrary to reports from recent patrons. Two eastside facilites, Rodeway Inn and Country Hearth Inn and Suites racked up 20 fire code violations. Both hotels also received one beg bug violation each. Baker says the goal is to bring the hotels into compliance. He adds several of the hotels could face shut down. Baker anticipates a more comprehensive report Monday.

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