Charge to leave luggage ?

Old Nov 26, 04, 7:07 am
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Charge to leave luggage ?

I was staying at the NY Hilton (on 6th) this week.

I was surprised to find that they charge $3.50 per bag to leave luggage for the day. I've never been charged to leave luggage anywhere before (though I'd normally tip) - is this something Hilton are starting to do in their hotels, or is the NY Hilton a one off ?
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Old Nov 26, 04, 10:45 am
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I've never been charged to leave luggage at a Hilton, however, I've never tried at this location. While we love the location of this Hilton, we have been dissapointed with their customer service the last 2 stays there.
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Old Nov 26, 04, 10:58 am
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Maybe it's a NYC thing? I was charged at the Eastside Marriott last year.

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Old Nov 26, 04, 1:32 pm
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It's a NYC thing. The only places I've ever been charged to leave luggage were 2 NYC locations (not the Hilton, haven't stayed there).
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Old Nov 26, 04, 1:41 pm
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Depends on the location and the load. Most hotels are complimentary, but when I attend ones like the Anaheiim Hilton during a convention when they are sold-out, they charge $1 to hold bags.
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Old Nov 27, 04, 9:58 am
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The Waldrof charges too. I believe it's a separatly operated operation, not part of the hotel.
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Old Nov 28, 04, 1:50 pm
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Fee @ LAX Hilton

I was told I eould have to pay US$2 per day each peace of luggage.
4 days later, as I picked up my luggage, the concierge gave me my luggage without billing me.
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Old Nov 29, 04, 6:38 pm
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During my last stay at the NY Hilton (Jan 2004), my flight left late in the afternoon. When I checked out at noon and requested to have the bags held for a few hours, I was informed of the charge. It was better than schlepping the bags around, or sitting in the lobby waiting for my cab ride to the airport.
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Old Nov 29, 04, 7:37 pm
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Given the sheer number of bags being stored at the NYC hilton - I don't blame them for charging. Plus it gives you a little more security knowing that your bags are in a secure room with someone present at all times.

I hate storing my bags and then discovering that they sat out in the open on a bellman's cart all day.
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