Higher rates in fine print [ edit ]

Higher rates in fine print [ edit ]

Disposal of possessions [ edit ]

You return to your motel for the final night of your stay, only to find the key will not work. You go to the office, and you’ve been informed you paid for one less night. You are also told the management cleaned out the room and disposed of your possessions you left behind. Management, in reality, has kept your possessions and is planning to sell those which are valuable, all while you are angry and helpless.

Early eviction [ edit ]

You have paid for a lengthy stay at a hotel, but before you have stayed many of those nights, management informs you that you are evicted for some minor offense that you did not know was wrong, did not expect to be enforced, or did not commit at all. But management is adamant and insists you must leave or you are trespassing. Management refuses to refund the remainder of your stay. It is their trick to obtain money from you without rendering services. Perhaps sugardaddy wi you may contact law enforcement about being refused the refund, but they cannot help. A remedy can be to pay one night at a time unless you know you’re staying in a reputable hotel or if booked as part of a packaged deal from a reputable company.

Fake booking site [ edit ]

Online booking sites have become a common method of reserving hotels these daysmonly known sites include hotels, Expedia, and CheapTickets, just to name a few.

But other lesser known sites will advertise the very same hotels, and upon making the reservation, will give you everything that appears normal, including a confirmation number, and will take your money. But upon arrival, the facility will tell you they do not have a reservation made by you, and they do not do business with such a company. Your reservation will not be honored, and your money is lost (not really, if you paid with a credit card, you just claim fraud).

To prevent this, only book through the sites of reputable booking companiesmon red flags are that you have never heard of the company before and prices lower than reputable booking companies for the same property that are too good to be true. If in doubt, you can call the facility in advance and ask if they do business with such a booking site. Checking with a hotel is also a good idea if you got a ridiculously low price even on a trusty booking site – booking errors do happen, and your reservation might not be honored in this case.

A lodging establishment will advertise a low rate in large print. But most will not qualify for this rate. It ple, be a senior rate available only to people who are over a certain age, or may be reserved for repeat guests or other who belong to some elite group defined by the establishment. The real rate you are required to pay is only found in fine print after digging deep into the literature. Nevertheless, travelers who just need a place to stay will cave.

Forced upgrade [ edit ]

You book at hotel at the low price you find online are in a travel guide. Upon your arrival, you are told that room is not available, you and must pay more for a higher priced room if you wish to stay. You are left with the choice of paying for that higher priced room, or else finding another place to stay, which iliar place.

While this may happen at a legitimate hotel as well, the legitimate hotel will always give you a free upgrade in this case if a room is available at all, and will help finding a similar accommodation if they are overbooked.

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