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Old 05-14-2014, 05:07 AM
 
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This. Someone staying in a mid to high 3 figure or 4 figure per night room doesn't care if the internet is free or that that breakfast may cost $50 per person or $30 per day parking fees especially if it is a city hotel. It's a completely different level of expectations, service and accommodations.
This doesn't only happen in the most expensive hotels though. Some of it is location but even in hotels in the $150ish range will charge extra for internet, breakfast, etc. You can get around this by being member of their rewards program, for internet anyway. I travel a lot for work and run into this in a lot of Radissons, Marriotts, etc.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:32 AM
 
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This doesn't only happen in the most expensive hotels though. Some of it is location but even in hotels in the $150ish range will charge extra for internet, breakfast, etc. You can get around this by being member of their rewards program, for internet anyway. I travel a lot for work and run into this in a lot of Radissons, Marriotts, etc.
Exactly! My wife and I were in Norfolk a month ago and we stayed at a Hilton hotel. It wasn't downtown or anything, it was by the airport. The room was $109 per night. In fact, the weekend we stayed there, it was actually being branded down to a Doubletree Hotel. I woke up one morning and went down to the lobby expecting free breakfast. Most of the hotels that I stay at in that price range offer a free hot breakfast or at least a free continental breakfast. That was not the case at the Doubletree, I went down there and the breakfast buffet was $15 per person. No thank you... My wife and I left the hotel went to Chick-Fil-A and we BOTH ate for $15, lol.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:27 AM
 
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Try La Quinta. Usually around $60-$100/night depending on location and day of the week. Clean, comfortable, great beds. Pets stay free.
Yuck! I won't stay anyplace that isn't as least as nice as my home, and no LaQuinta ever came close.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:28 AM
 
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Exactly! My wife and I were in Norfolk a month ago and we stayed at a Hilton hotel. It wasn't downtown or anything, it was by the airport. The room was $109 per night. In fact, the weekend we stayed there, it was actually being branded down to a Doubletree Hotel. I woke up one morning and went down to the lobby expecting free breakfast. Most of the hotels that I stay at in that price range offer a free hot breakfast or at least a free continental breakfast. That was not the case at the Doubletree, I went down there and the breakfast buffet was $15 per person. No thank you... My wife and I left the hotel went to Chick-Fil-A and we BOTH ate for $15, lol.
most airport area hotels charge for parking.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:29 AM
 
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This. Someone staying in a mid to high 3 figure or 4 figure per night room doesn't care if the internet is free or that that breakfast may cost $50 per person or $30 per day parking fees especially if it is a city hotel. It's a completely different level of expectations, service and accommodations.
More likely to be $30 pp breakfast and $50 parking.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:45 AM
 
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This doesn't only happen in the most expensive hotels though. Some of it is location but even in hotels in the $150ish range will charge extra for internet, breakfast, etc. You can get around this by being member of their rewards program, for internet anyway. I travel a lot for work and run into this in a lot of Radissons, Marriotts, etc.
Yup.

People need to spend five minutes doing a little research. Join the loyalty at Omni and get coffee or tea delivered for FREE to your room in the morning--even if you have no "status."

PHG, Kimpton, Omni, and Fairmont offer free WiFi just for joining, no status required.

Often on weekends, Hilton, Marriott, and Starwood offer a "Bed and Breakfast" package which gives a free full breakfast to each guest on the reservation, plus a discounted room rate (off rack.)

I stayed at the Intercontinental at Cleveland Clinic over a weekend for $159 per night, which got me to the executive floor--so hot breakfast and evening snacks were included. Frette linens, a large, super clean, spacious room, super nice toiletries, the list went on. Really nice hotel at a great price.
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Old 05-14-2014, 09:54 AM
 
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I have never seen this mentioned, so I'm going to throw it out there. Why does it seem like often the more you pay, the less you get? For instance, I can stay at a motel in the range of $60-$70 per night and park my car for free and get a complimentary breakfast in the morning OR I can pay about double that for a motel with no breakfast and pay $15 for the privilege of parking on their property. How does this make sense when normally, as the saying goes, "You get what you pay for"?
Location, location, location. Unless the two properties are literally next door to each other, you can't compare them.

The Courtyard in downtown Boston is going to make me pay for parking, where space is at a premium. The Courtyard in Waltham has free parking and a lower room rate. The rooms in the hotels are practically identical in layout, decor, and amenities. (The one in downtown has a really nice view if you can get a high floor.) The difference? If you need to be in Boston for a meeting or tourism, the Waltham location is going to require you to travel in Boston traffic and pay for parking anyhow, the downtown location is walkable to many points in Boston, and instead of needing to leave an extra hour travel time "just in case," you know that it's a 10-15 minute walk to your destination.

Location, location, location.
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