As I would say to anyone, depending on what happened, you might want to give yourself a week-long cooling off period before deciding what to do. Lawsuits can be a lot of work and stress added to your life.
You stayed at a hotel and had a crappy one night- not sure what kind of settlement you are looking for but legal fees might be more then the settlement??? What is your case? No hot water, long check-in and check-out? **** happens- it sucks- but your not going to settle for big $$$$$$ because of that. Maybe if the bed had a knife in it and it went through your leg- then maybe $10,000 if your lucky. Or if you contacted AIDS because their was a needle in your bed maybe $100,000+. But no hot water and bad customer service= another free night or your money back??
JMHO- good luck and let us know how you make out.
I work in the legal system and NO attorney will accept a case involving $200.00. Most attys are getting $325.00 to $400.00/hr. Sue them and represent yourself at the Minor Judiciary level but even here the court costs will be well over the judgement. Good Luck, Bob