Made reservations a week ago,
Did I mention that I didn't have the code for the wedding I'm going to,
so I started to make the reservations anyhow. $89/night, $84 if I
checked Senior or AARP (or some other things that didn't apply.) But I
called the hotel and learned the code for the wedding and she offered to
make the reservation, and half-way through, I asked how much it was.
$99, $10 more than for a stranger!!! She said, "Maybe it includes
other benefits, but I don't see any listed here." The people
arranging the wedding thought they were getting a deal. I emailed the
hostess and told her. Her other guests, those staying longer than I
will, or with more people, would be losing more than $20 or 28.
Got strange email today.
Offers estandby upgrades. It must be the Latino influence in Texas., as
in estudio, estados unidos, espacio. Otherwise it would just be
Select each eStandby® opportunity below that interests you, then click
the "Continue" button.
Find out at check-in if you are awarded an eStandby Upgrade® or any
combination of Add-on Offers.
(They call it an award, even though you have to pay! And they call it
You agree to pay the additional amounts stated below for your award(s).
You will stay in the room you originally booked and pay nothing extra.
No change and no extra charge. Thank goodness for small favors
When I made the reservation, she asked, Do you have any special
requests. I said, What special requests could I make that would not
cost me money? She said, A room on a higher floor, so I said, Yeah,
that would be nice. But the email wanted 15/night for a higher floor,
marked down they claimed from $20. We'll see what floor they put me on
and what they try to charge.
Oh, the Business Plan upgrade, for 25 dollars a night, marked down they
say from 33, includes One person per night
Business Plan will include:
Complimentary In-Room wireless Internet access
Complimentary breakfast buffet for one in Crockett's Restaurant
Valued at $33.00+
Note: This offer can be awarded in conjunction with any of the
premium rooms on this page, if selected.
So what makes it complimentary, if they are charging $25.
And does this mean there is no wifi in the room if I don't pay extra?
I drove to Texas and back and to Tennesse and back in the last few years
and no matter how cheap the motel was, they had wifi. $20/ night one of
them. Are they saying for $85, I have to upgrade and pay more to get
wifi? Come to think of it, about 7 years ago the Hilton at Gatwick
(or maybe the other one) only had wired internet**
, but i had a wire. I
had stopped carrying a wire, but I'll put one in my bag again after I
talk to them.
In London, I think there was a jack in the room. (No bathtub,
though. Only a shower.) If I wanted wifi, I had to go to the lobby or
the area between the restaurants, or maybe the restaurants. Because
the plane in Philly had a flat tire, I missed my connection in London
and they gave me a free room until the next plane left at 6PM. I had to
let my friends know I wasn't going to be there when they expected me.
IIRC, I ended up using a telephone. But the cheapest motel in the US
has wifi, Surely this hotel does.
Looking some more, I see this email shows a lot of things I could get,
that I suppose I don't have, but nothing I got by email or elsewhere
shows what features the room has. Does it have a bathtub, internet,
safe in the room, etc. No word.