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Next time you think your hotel bill is too high, you might want to
consider this:

My wife and I are travelling by car from Victoria to Prince George.

After almost eleven hours on the road, we were too tired to
continue, and decide to take a room. But, we only planned to sleep
for four hours and then get back on the road. When we checked out
four hours later, the desk clerk hands us a bill for $350.00.

I explode and demand to know why the charge is so high
I tell the clerk although it's a nice hotel; the rooms certainly
aren't worth $350.00. Then the clerk tells me that $350.00 is the 'standard rate'.

I insisted on speaking to the Manager.

The Manager appears, listens to me, and then explains that the
hotel has an Olympic-sized pool and a huge conference centre that
were available for us to use.

'But we didn't use them.'

'Well, they are here, and you could have,' explains the Manager.

He goes on to explain we could also have taken in one of the shows
for which the hotel is famous. 'We have the best entertainers from
New York, Hollywood, and Las Vegas perform here,' the Manager says.

'But we didn't go to any of those shows,' .

'Well, we have them, and you could have,' the Manager replies.

No matter what amenity the Manager mentions, I reply,
'But we didn't use it!'

The Manager is unmoved, and eventually I gave up and agreed to pay.

I write a cheque and give it to the Manager.

The Manager is surprised when he looks at the cheque.

'But sir,' 'this cheque is only made out for $50.00.'

'That's correct, as I charged you $300.00 for sleeping with my wife.'

'But I didn't!' exclaims the Manager.

'Well, too bad, she was here, and you could have.'

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They charge you extra if they think you are conducting business from the room. :D

Nuclear Powered
1,281 Posts
Not far off. I just paid $275 for a room at the Hilton Homewoods Suites in St paul, MN near the airport. Whats the highest price you paid for a room?:D

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I like that one. As I read it I was asking myself why didnt this guy ask how much a room is for a night. I will say if you ask you can get some bargains now on rooms during the week. But you have to ask and me being so cheap I always ask and embarrass my wife now she waits in the car while I check in.

Slum Lord
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Originally Posted by Classic Daycruiser
Whats the highest price you paid for a room?
$475 at the Hard Rock in San Diego.
~$5k for a week, 4 Seasons, Hualalai, Hawaii.

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Originally posted by classic daycruiser
whats the highest price you paid for a room?

~$5k for a week, 4 seasons, hualalai, hawaii.
they saw you coming.......79.00 a night 3 weeks ago :d

kidding dude,:) that place is really nice

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My wife and I are travelling by car from Victoria to Prince George.
Wow, I really must have missed a memo somewhere along the way... :p:D
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