Little secret that hotels don't want you to know but I'm bored so I'll tell you

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Mar 30, 2011
 
A. You're not really saving money with any of the internet sites like Priceline, Orbits, etc. Lets say you book a room with Priceline and pay $65.00 a night. Priceline goes to my hotel's (PMS) Property Management System and books your room for you and pays us about $50.00. So they earn $15.00 because you were too lazy to call me on the phone and save it yourself.
B. Almost every hotel has a "NO WALK AWAY POLICY". Which means as long as I'm not almost booked solid. I don't want you to walk out that door. We are just like a Car Dealer and I can lower or raise the price as I see fit. If I honestly believe you're going to leave my hotel I'll lower the rate. They may call it AAA discount or whatever but honestly I can set the rate to any amount I feel like. If you look rich I'm charging your ass. Old, and I'll throw in AARP and don't care if you have a card. Cute, just how cute? super cute and you're getting one hell of a deal! Just because the hotel says $79.99 a night doesn't mean you have to pay $79.99 a night.
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Mar 31, 2011
 
I am Legion wrote:
A. You're not really saving money with any of the internet sites like Priceline, Orbits, etc. Lets say you book a room with Priceline and pay $65.00 a night. Priceline goes to my hotel's (PMS) Property Management System and books your room for you and pays us about $50.00. So they earn $15.00 because you were too lazy to call me on the phone and save it yourself.
B. Almost every hotel has a "NO WALK AWAY POLICY". Which means as long as I'm not almost booked solid. I don't want you to walk out that door. We are just like a Car Dealer and I can lower or raise the price as I see fit. If I honestly believe you're going to leave my hotel I'll lower the rate. They may call it AAA discount or whatever but honestly I can set the rate to any amount I feel like. If you look rich I'm charging your ass. Old, and I'll throw in AARP and don't care if you have a card. Cute, just how cute? super cute and you're getting one hell of a deal! Just because the hotel says $79.99 a night doesn't mean you have to pay $79.99 a night.
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A hotel in Charleston did this to me. I walked in and asked about pricing. I was dog tired and they could tell. So I said what's the cheapest room you have. They pulled these little coupons out from under the desk, like the ones you get in books at rest stops. I got that room for like 40 bucks lol! Not a dump either. This was Holiday Inn Express.
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Mar 31, 2011
 
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A hotel in Charleston did this to me. I walked in and asked about pricing. I was dog tired and they could tell. So I said what's the cheapest room you have. They pulled these little coupons out from under the desk, like the ones you get in books at rest stops. I got that room for like 40 bucks lol! Not a dump either. This was Holiday Inn Express.
what were you doing in charleston was it monday morning? ha ha I know you were on topix sunday night.i WAS too.

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Mar 31, 2011
 
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<quoted text>what were you doing in charleston was it monday morning? ha ha I know you were on topix sunday night.i WAS too.
Nah this was a few years ago. I worked for the Postal Service up there. Got snowed in after working a few hours over. Yeah, we were up too late Sunday night!
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I am Legion wrote:
A. You're not really saving money with any of the internet sites like Priceline, Orbits, etc. Lets say you book a room with Priceline and pay $65.00 a night. Priceline goes to my hotel's (PMS) Property Management System and books your room for you and pays us about $50.00. So they earn $15.00 because you were too lazy to call me on the phone and save it yourself.
B. Almost every hotel has a "NO WALK AWAY POLICY". Which means as long as I'm not almost booked solid. I don't want you to walk out that door. We are just like a Car Dealer and I can lower or raise the price as I see fit. If I honestly believe you're going to leave my hotel I'll lower the rate. They may call it AAA discount or whatever but honestly I can set the rate to any amount I feel like. If you look rich I'm charging your ass. Old, and I'll throw in AARP and don't care if you have a card. Cute, just how cute? super cute and you're getting one hell of a deal! Just because the hotel says $79.99 a night doesn't mean you have to pay $79.99 a night.
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Sure you can raise or lower the price as you see fit. I also worked at a hotel in the area, we could do that, but you had to get clearance from our owner or the GM, but if they said no, that was the end of it!!!! Also, they required your credit card number at the time of the reservation, because if you are not able to make it, and don't cancel the reservation, you will still be paying for the room. Also, I hope everyone knows never to lay on the comforters, because they only wash them once or twice a year, unless they are visibly dirty. They are saturated with body fluids, and all kinds of other nasty crap!!!
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Mar 31, 2011
 
I am Legion wrote:
A. You're not really saving money with any of the internet sites like Priceline, Orbits, etc. Lets say you book a room with Priceline and pay $65.00 a night. Priceline goes to my hotel's (PMS) Property Management System and books your room for you and pays us about $50.00. So they earn $15.00 because you were too lazy to call me on the phone and save it yourself.
B. Almost every hotel has a "NO WALK AWAY POLICY". Which means as long as I'm not almost booked solid. I don't want you to walk out that door. We are just like a Car Dealer and I can lower or raise the price as I see fit. If I honestly believe you're going to leave my hotel I'll lower the rate. They may call it AAA discount or whatever but honestly I can set the rate to any amount I feel like. If you look rich I'm charging your ass. Old, and I'll throw in AARP and don't care if you have a card. Cute, just how cute? super cute and you're getting one hell of a deal! Just because the hotel says $79.99 a night doesn't mean you have to pay $79.99 a night.
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I've worked in the hospitality industry for many, many years. I worked on the 'rough' side of town if you get what I mean. We had a lot of drug and prostitution traffic that would come through the doors. I worked graveyard - these folks always got charged rack rate. Especially since the incident of a nun getting mugged in our parking lot.
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Mar 31, 2011
 
I am Legion wrote:
A. You're not really saving money with any of the internet sites like Priceline, Orbits, etc. Lets say you book a room with Priceline and pay $65.00 a night. Priceline goes to my hotel's (PMS) Property Management System and books your room for you and pays us about $50.00. So they earn $15.00 because you were too lazy to call me on the phone and save it yourself.
B. Almost every hotel has a "NO WALK AWAY POLICY". Which means as long as I'm not almost booked solid. I don't want you to walk out that door. We are just like a Car Dealer and I can lower or raise the price as I see fit. If I honestly believe you're going to leave my hotel I'll lower the rate. They may call it AAA discount or whatever but honestly I can set the rate to any amount I feel like. If you look rich I'm charging your ass. Old, and I'll throw in AARP and don't care if you have a card. Cute, just how cute? super cute and you're getting one hell of a deal! Just because the hotel says $79.99 a night doesn't mean you have to pay $79.99 a night.
-----FREE LESSON JUST BECAUSE I'M A NICE GUY-------
Here's a link from the TESH.COM website has more information.

http://tesh.com/ittrium/visit/A1x97x1y1xa5x1x...

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While it's true that comforters are not washed each and every time. They are washed after about 6 stays in the room. Unless something is spilled on them. All other linens are washed and replaced each stay. If you go to a cheap motel, you get what you pay for. No matter what happens that old saying will always remain true. I don't need permission from anybody to change my rates. If I charged you a dollar for a room I may have to explain why I did it. But under any other situation I can charge what I wish. Only a poor manager "micromanages". Yes, a credit card is required. Why should you have to pay for a room if you never showed up and stayed in it? It's simple, We could have sold that room to somebody else but we held it all day for you. If you call and cancel 24 hours in advance we don't charge you anything. Also don't book a room online through one of the crazy sites like priceline and then call my hotel crying to me that you want to change or cancel your stay. I can't do anything about it. Only the online company can. You paid them and not me. I don't have your credit card. I have Priceline's credit card.
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Jan 21, 2013
 
I am Legion wrote:
While it's true that comforters are not washed each and every time. They are washed after about 6 stays in the room. Unless something is spilled on them. All other linens are washed and replaced each stay. If you go to a cheap motel, you get what you pay for. No matter what happens that old saying will always remain true. I don't need permission from anybody to change my rates. If I charged you a dollar for a room I may have to explain why I did it. But under any other situation I can charge what I wish. Only a poor manager "micromanages". Yes, a credit card is required. Why should you have to pay for a room if you never showed up and stayed in it? It's simple, We could have sold that room to somebody else but we held it all day for you. If you call and cancel 24 hours in advance we don't charge you anything. Also don't book a room online through one of the crazy sites like priceline and then call my hotel crying to me that you want to change or cancel your stay. I can't do anything about it. Only the online company can. You paid them and not me. I don't have your credit card. I have Priceline's credit card.
You are 100% correct. Work in the hospitality industry and this is exactly how it is. Also, best to call the hotel and not go through a 3rd party. This way, if you have any special request, we can try to accomodate you. A lot of the times, the third party sites do not put anything in there.
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Jan 21, 2013
 
Givin' away trade secrets is gunna getchya lynched summabish. Gots to get laid..I mean paid. Stop destroyin' whut gives mah dang wallet a semi hardon.
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Jan 25, 2013
 
Do they ever have the pillows cleaned or the matresses steamed?
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Jan 28, 2013
 
I do the same thing with my crackrocks i sell, just because they are 25 and fiddy and 200 an 8 doesnt mean its the final price, but my deals aint bad, heck in this day n age inflation is killin all us entrepeneur type fellas.

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Jan 29, 2013
 
if that's true, well... perhaps.. I should start to build my own hotel then... I'll treat it as my own house and make sure that no one will touch dirt on it... shine and shimmering... but for now.. all I can do is to pick up real apartments here in Texas with nice and comfy feel... I'll go for Capri Temporary Housing...
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Mar 27, 2013
 
I am Legion wrote:
A. You're not really saving money with any of the internet sites like Priceline, Orbits, etc. Lets say you book a room with Priceline and pay $65.00 a night. Priceline goes to my hotel's (PMS) Property Management System and books your room for you and pays us about $50.00. So they earn $15.00 because you were too lazy to call me on the phone and save it yourself.
B. Almost every hotel has a "NO WALK AWAY POLICY". Which means as long as I'm not almost booked solid. I don't want you to walk out that door. We are just like a Car Dealer and I can lower or raise the price as I see fit. If I honestly believe you're going to leave my hotel I'll lower the rate. They may call it AAA discount or whatever but honestly I can set the rate to any amount I feel like. If you look rich I'm charging your ass. Old, and I'll throw in AARP and don't care if you have a card. Cute, just how cute? super cute and you're getting one hell of a deal! Just because the hotel says $79.99 a night doesn't mean you have to pay $79.99 a night.
-----FREE LESSON JUST BECAUSE I'M A NICE GUY-------
Basically true. But screw you for telling.

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