The most ridiculous line item charge maybe?

Old Jun 14, 16, 12:53 pm
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The most ridiculous line item charge maybe?

Reviewing this folio from a recent stay, I inquired to the property in regards to the $1.50 "Safe Charge"

Their response, "There is a safe in every room, and unless you state that you won't be using it we have that charge." ⊙_ʘ

Must we have to declare what we will and not be using upon check-in? By far one of the most ridiculous charges I've seen

It has since been removed and refunded [insert eye roll]



http://i.imgur.com/eE9dVGu.jpg

Last edited by upgrade.me; Jun 14, 16 at 1:03 pm Reason: I've no idea why the folio image isn't loading. Click thru the link if you care to see it. Wasted enough time on this $1.50
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Old Jun 14, 16, 1:44 pm
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You may enjoy this recent thread in Travelbuzz.

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Old Jun 14, 16, 5:46 pm
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Back in my college days, I worked at a hotel, and there was an automatic safe charge. It generated more guest aggravation than revenue. I haven't seen such a charge in decades. It's interesting that it's still out there.
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Old Jun 14, 16, 7:35 pm
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Originally Posted by upgrade.me View Post
Reviewing this folio from a recent stay, I inquired to the property in regards to the $1.50 "Safe Charge"

Their response, "There is a safe in every room, and unless you state that you won't be using it we have that charge." ⊙_ʘ

Must we have to declare what we will and not be using upon check-in? By far one of the most ridiculous charges I've seen

It has since been removed and refunded [insert eye roll]



http://i.imgur.com/eE9dVGu.jpg
This was presumably one of Wyndham's more "budget" brands. (I can't open your image since I'm at work and my work blocks that site.)

I've seen this same sort of "safe use charge" (added to the folio automatically unless you ask for it to be removed) at budget brands in other hotel groups, for example at some Quality Inn locations (in the Choice Hotels family).
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Old Jun 19, 16, 7:34 pm
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I encountered this a few years ago at a Quality Inn.
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Old Jun 25, 16, 9:54 pm
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I saw this at the Days Inn PHX a few years ago, thankfully I noticed the fine print on my reservation and was able to have it removed. It's a pretty crappy way to make a few extra bucks if you ask me.
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Old Jun 29, 16, 8:55 am
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Wow...
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Old Jul 5, 16, 9:06 pm
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Let's hope they don't institute a charge for the room key "if you use it".
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