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Old 05-11-2014, 10:50 AM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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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"?
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Old 05-11-2014, 11:25 AM
 
Location: MMU->ABE->ATL->ASH
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Higher Priced Hotel "Tend" to cater to people on Expense account (Biz Trips) Since the one staying there is not pay for it they can get away with it.

I've seen the Higher priced hotels seen to have Deals that will include Parking/Internet/BFast on weekends. To fill up the rooms.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:00 PM
 
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Please let me know where the $60-$70 hotels are as they ar eno place I have been or am going
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:11 PM
 
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I have always gotten more when I paid more; from a much better breakfast to an open bar during certain hours. The only thing I noticed is that more expensive places do not have free Internet.
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Old 05-11-2014, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Phoenix, AZ > Raleigh, NC
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Please let me know where the $60-$70 hotels are as they ar eno place I have been or am going
Try La Quinta. Usually around $60-$100/night depending on location and day of the week. Clean, comfortable, great beds. Pets stay free.
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Old 05-11-2014, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Groveland, FL
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SoCal, should you choose to take a trip out here to where I am (Orlando area), you will find spectacular deals on hotels. Check here on Priceline.com.
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There are multiple hotels as low as $29 per night. However, I would rather pay $60-$70 to get a better quality of room. Since your name seems to indicate you are probably in Calif, I can see why you can't find hotels as cheaply as what I'm talking about. As a Calif native, I'm very well aware how expensive things are out there!
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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Hotels charge what they can get away with.
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Old 05-12-2014, 05:59 AM
 
Location: Viña del Mar, Chile
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I think it's just that certain priced hotels cater to a certain type of person.
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Old 05-12-2014, 12:07 PM
 
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Please let me know where the $60-$70 hotels are as they ar eno place I have been or am going
I have been in 28 states in the last twelve months and $64 is the most that I have paid for a hotel room. The hotels were in the Midwest, South, and Southwestern states.

Priceline/Hotwire/Hotel Website/ AAA/AARP
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Old 05-13-2014, 09:16 PM
 
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I think it's just that certain priced hotels cater to a certain type of person.
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.
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