Hotel/Motels - In General Complaint - The Signs Never Tell The Truth...
I have spent a lot of time traveling with in the past 5 years. I have been to over 25 states & I seem to notice the same thing everywhere I go.
When reading a sign for a hotel & or motel the special on the sign will say, "rooms starting at $39.99 & up" why is it whenever to go to get a room I can never get one at that price? I can't believe that every hotel/motel I've ever stayed at will always have those rooms booked at every second of every day. I have stayed at a lot of motels & even carry my rewards card to get discounts which comes in handy at times but you would think that at some point I'd be able to find a room at said special rate shown on the giant sign which usually stands out front but never in my life have I ever gotten that rate.
I always seem to be told the same line of excuses...
1) Those rooms are all sold out. (as I look in the parking lot at 3pm & see 5 cars & 200 rooms.
2) That's the on line price. (shouldn't they advertise that on lne & not on the street)
3) It's an extra $15 cause you smoke & $5 for a remote.(which is not stated on the sign)
4) That's if you book a week in advance. (also not stated on sign although they can make room for "free cable, free breakfast i. e.donut, outdoor swimming pool in December in Chicago & extended stay available but still nothing about a week in advance)
Either which way I can't understand why in so much traveling why it is I have never been able to pay the Lowest said amount for a hotel.