(NEXSTAR) – Talk about a convenient location to nearby restaurants and bars!
A young woman visiting New York City recently discovered that her hotel room – which she booked through Airbnb – literally shared a window with a Japanese restaurant, allowing her She peeked at her patrons as they were cutting things.
The woman, who identifies herself as Desiree Baker, first shared the strange experience on TikTok earlier this week, commenting on the difference between the actual room and the online listing, allegedly indicating a room sleeping overlooking the city.
She explained to her TikTok followers: “I roll the shades – no buildings at all. “We are in a restaurant. I’ll show you.”
As seen in the clip, Baker lifts the shade and worries peeking at a couple enjoying their dinner on the opposite side of the glass. However, diners couldn’t see Baker because there was a reflective coating on the other side, she later discovered.
“I will scream the first time I open the curtains,” wrote one viewer in response to the video.
“YOU ARE KILLING ME”[?]Another commenter asked the question.
“Oh, I’ll be LIVE!!!!” added another user.
Baker also demonstrated in the next clip that she could open a restaurant window and then used this ability. when returning a few cocktails she took it back to her room.
“WHAT IS LEGAL,” she captioned a video, which has been viewed more than 9 million times on TikTok. “You really can’t create this.”
After her stay, Baker identified both the hotel and the restaurant on TikTok. As NYC eaters note, the restaurant appears to have been built on a outdoor yard with one retractable roof, indicating that the window of Baker’s room may have once overlooked the outdoor area.
Meanwhile, Baker claims she was contacted by Airbnb after they saw her viral video on TikTok. She said that they recommended her a credit for a future stay, which she is “fine.”
An Airbnb representative told Nexstar it was working to “support guests” and that the hotel operator – Cassa Studios – was being investigated by the company.
In a statement shared with Nexstar, the hotel operator further stated that guests staying in “patio-facing rooms” will be informed in advance.
“As is the case with much of the City, we had to deal with the limitations of a building with an unusual floor plan,” stated Cassa Studios hotel manager Yulia Letenko. “Only six of our 86 rooms face the terrace and it is our policy to only book those rooms when there are no other rooms available or upon request. These rooms are offered at a discounted rate, guests are informed about the restaurant in advance, and we allow guests staying in those rooms to move out as soon as another room becomes available. Many of our guests who stay in our patio-facing rooms appreciate having a discounted option close to popular tourist attractions. ”
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