BIlly Weaver is 17, he also is a businessman. He wears a navy blue coat, new brown hat, with a brown suit. He is oblivious towards the middle of the story to the end. He is a flat because of that.
The Landlady was described as having a round pink face and gentle blue eyes. Not much about her but she is a static because we meet her and she gives off a sketchy feel throughout the story.
"HIs landlady wasn't there, but the fire was glowing in the hearth, and the little dachshund was still sleeping in front of it. The room was wonderfully warm and cozy." (3)
"There were only two other entries above him on this page, and as one always does with guest books, he started to read them off, one was a Christopher Mulholland and a Gregory W. Temple." (3)
Greagory W. Temple
"Excuse my asking, but haven't there been any other guest in the last two or three years?" Billy asked. "No, my dear." she said 'Only you'.(6) this part created a dramatic irony because we assume the landlady will do something to Billy but Billy doesn't suspect a thing.
The story at first gives off a normal feeling, a man is looking for a hotel and he is just doing his job. But then things start changing right away when he knocks on the landlady's door. The story becomes more skeptical and creepy, especially with some foreshadowing during the story.