Really, Hyatt Regency?

This seems to be a trend.  The more expensive the hotel, the more they screw you.  I remember the con hotel in Reno with their ‘tray of death!’ (a tray full of snacks sitting on your dresser, each item carefully placed on a sensor-remove ANYTHING (or jar/nudge something) and YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY CHARGED FOR THAT ITEM! Same with their fridge (filled with drinks/alcohol))  I mean, what a load of bull shit.

I can stay at a Motel 6 for 1/4 of the cost AND have a fridge AND a microwave.

Come on, people.  Seriously?



  • J.T. Evans Posted August 23, 2012 6:04 pm

    I can totally see an earthquake causing all the little bits in the mini-bar to shuffle around enough to cause them to charge their guests hundreds of dollars for the shaken booze. Not likely in Chicago, but still a strange thought that popped into my head. Of course, I would imagine that an earthquake would cause other issues for guests that are far more important than worrying about the booze bill.

    • Patrick Hester Posted August 23, 2012 7:29 pm

      People had parties in their rooms in Reno, but always cautioned people, “Please steer clear of the dresser!”


  • Paul (@princejvstin) Posted August 23, 2012 7:30 pm

    I guess they figure they only want people who can afford the extra costs? Pretty stupid, but maybe its a way to discourage the wrong sort of people coming to stay…

    • Patrick Hester Posted August 23, 2012 9:05 pm

      That’s me – the undesirable element…


  • Texanne Posted August 26, 2012 10:40 pm

    Two words: RV

    There is no reason whatsoever to go to a location that doesn’t have RV parking. Might not have hook-ups, that’s okay. Just a flat spot. Got my own fridge, generator, water supply, bathroom–and if the neighbors are jerks, I have a diesel engine that will take care of that, too.

    Seriously, what do hotels think they are? Airlines?

    And Patrick, I really, really , really HATE CAPCHA. Does Capcha have the same function as a $25 fridge?

    • Patrick Hester Posted August 27, 2012 9:31 am

      The Captcha works to reduce comment spam 🙂 Too many programs out there that troll sites and add spam automatically to posts. The Captcha defeats those by adding a random element requiring a person to actually type something.


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