As I mentioned in an earlier post, it really bugs me that more health clubs don’t offer free wifi. The same holds true for hotels. Stop charging me a fee to use your wifi and just build the cost into the room rate.
It’s 2014 and I can get f* cking free wifi if I stop in at Starbucks so it just makes hotels seem ridiculously cheap when they charge for the service. Don’t get me wrong. The hotels offering “free wifi” are simply indirectly charging you for it - but it’s more palatable to see signs that say “free wifi” than it is to read a notice announcing I’m gonna be charged ten bucks a day to use the internet.
Money saving tip: For reasons, I’m not fond of using sites like TripAdvisor or Hotels.com to actually make my reservations. However, before walking into a hotel and asking if they have a vacancy I will check out the rate being offered on those sites via my cell phone’s web browser. For our hotel in OR, I did that. The desk clerk told me the rate would be $125 and when I said, “Oh, hotels.com quoted $85,” she checked the site and agreed to match it. Always do this before cold calling on a hotel. You’d be surprised how often you’ll save money.