Hotel Gouging

Discussion in 'General Discussion | Travel' started by profpeabody, Jan 31, 2016.

  1. profpeabody

    profpeabody Silver Member

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    Have a meeting coming up in SF. Hotel is charging $125 per gallon for coffee. I know I am getting older - and I don't want to sound like a curmudgeon talking about back in my day - but Good Grief!!!! That is over a dollar per OUNCE of coffee after they add on the tax and the service charge of 23%. The hotel has a FedEx Office on the premises. I was going to get my booklets printed there but the cost for that was over $1000 more than the cost at the FedEx office less than a mile away for the exact same order. I can take a limo to pick them up and still save money! LOL. Guess Marriott is taking their Ritz affiliation to heart!
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    Counsellor Gold Member

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    I ran into something similar at a Hilton. I guess the concession fee they charge the businesses located on their premises has something to do with it. You sure do pay for the "convenience".
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  3. anileze

    anileze Gold Member

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    Marriott gouged on Internet access, room service and everything. I'm told only Adult channels used to be discounted ;) Now smartphones have killed two birds, and a sneaky owl with one device :)

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