Remarkable....a tired property 30 miles outside of Boston in the burbs....surrounded by ashphalt...been staying there for a while. Imagine my surprise when I show up today and they funnel all the traffic through the reception drop off and tell me I now had to pay $12 to self park. I think it is time to start complaining about mediocre service, housekeeping, and rooms and common areas in severe need of an upgrade.....that and time to start staying at the new Courtyard across the street that has free parking. They must have a dozen staff and have put barriers all over the parking lot. It took 8-10 minutes to get parked. If the property is really that desperate for revenue....please put up the room rate. At a property like this, there is typically 1 car per room. Same result, no additional cost, and no inconvenience for your customers.