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790 7th Ave, New York City, NY 10019
  • One reason I usually avoid the ritzy motels is because the valets, bellhops, and others seem to jump all over you to carry bags, park you car, and generally do all they can so they can receive a large gratuity from you
  • Most of these people make more money than I do, so I prefer to park my own car and carry my own bags
  • I know there are some who do not bat an eye at $299, but I have never paid that much for one night at a motel before in my life
  • In all, my experience at the Sheraton was nothing to write home about, except to complain

    • by Kent Douglass
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      I’m not rich, so when I travel I generally stay in moderately priced motels, maybe three star. However, I recently traveled to New York City, and for business reasons I stayed at the Sheraton Manhatten. One reason I usually avoid the ritzy motels is because the valets, bellhops, and others seem to jump all over you to carry bags, park you car, and generally do all they can so they can receive a large gratuity from you. Most of these people make more money than I do, so I prefer to park my own car and carry my own bags. Although I did not have my own car

      this trip, I did tip the van driver who drove me from the airport to the motel.

      I no sooner walked through the door of the motel than the bellhops, were tripping over themselves to get to me first to request to carry my bags. I told them I would carry them myself and they did not seem pleased. But that was not unexpected. What I didn’t expect, however, was that after I made advance reservations, they told me that all of the rooms of the type I had requested had been filled. The desk clerk assured me that the room had indeed been reserved, but because I ...


      • didn’t arrive until 10:00 PM they had let someone else have it. I was supposed to arrive earlier in the day, but my flight was cancelled so I had a four-hour delay. The clerk told me that I could have a room with a smaller bed. I asked if there would be a price reduction for the down-grade of a room, and she said that my room was already discounted. $299 a night was the discount rate. It was getting late, and there was no guarantee that I would find another motel, so I took the room. My credit card had already been billed, so if I had
        not taken the room I might have ended up paying for it anyway, although I am not sure of that. The average rate for one night, I was told, is $408. I was paying $299. I know there are some who do not bat an eye at $299, but I have never paid that much for one night at a motel before in my life. Granted, it was a Sheraton, one of the high-end motels, but my room was not anything special either. I have been in nicer rooms at much less expensive motels.

        In all, my experience at the Sheraton was nothing to write home about, except to complain.




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