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Should hotels be required by law to advertise their "hidden fees" just like airl

  1. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 2 years ago

    Should hotels be required by law to advertise their "hidden fees" just like airlines?

    Anyone staying in a hotel these days will get a nasty surprise when they checkout. The added taxes, surcharges and fees for phone, housekeeping, baggage handling,etc. can be added without your knowledge.

  2. Besarien profile image85
    Besarienposted 2 years ago

    I don't think any business should whammy a customer with hidden charges. It is unprofessional and dishonest. There should be a basic comprehensive room rate and a list of what is included. Extras should be priced and subject to authorization/request.

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      It's probably acceptable because it raises more revenue for the towns and cities and they don't think they'll be seeing you again.

  3. Don Bobbitt profile image95
    Don Bobbittposted 2 years ago

    Absolutely! And the fines for infractions should be high! This little form of extra income has been a touchy point for me for decades. My job required me to travel extensively around the world and all over the US. And, I was the customer who demanded that each and every charge be explained to me.
    I may have been on an expense account lost of the time, but these charges are so often just ways to show the world  a lower room rate until you press that "reserve" button,
    And, now, as a retiree, I am the customer they really don't like to see, show up at the desk. I have a litany of questions about the room, the floor it's on, the cleanliness, the linens used, the last time the carpet as sanitized, and on and on.
    I feel it's my money, and my health, and my comfort, so they are doing me no favors when all they are doing is their job.
    DON

    1. Stacie L profile image88
      Stacie Lposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      I travel a good number of times each year and the extra charges make up for any discounts I ever receive from various clubs I being to. It's very irritating.

 
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