When Will the Four Seasons and Other Luxury Hotels Ever Learn About Free WiFi?
In our Annual WiFi Reports, luxury chains are usually the worst offenders. They charge extremely high rates (minimum $400 a night) and then they ding you again for internet access. And that's not even for WiFi in most cases. Usually it's the dreaded old ethernet connection.
Anyways, it's getting clear and clearer that frequent guests won't put up with this much longer. Tim Dunn (oh how we wish it was a "g" instead of a "d") writes to us about a recent experience at the Four Seasons Los Angeles:
Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles has the nerve to charge you $10 for in-room wireless internet access, when their rates alone run from $795-$2100 per night, how very MOTEL 6 of them.
One would not expect to pay for towels by the pool, shampoo in the shower, or nightly turndown service, but you turn around and they rob you for a small and very unnecessary fee.
Does this need to be added to (FS owners) Bill Gates and Price Alewaad's bottom line, I think not.
Speaking of Bill Gates, we wonder: Would he stay at a hotel that didn't have free wireless? Ok, maybe that's not the right question considering he's one of the richest men on the planet.
However, we think that if you are the type to pay $795 a night for a hotel in the middle of Los Angeles, you probably wouldn't flinch at another $10 rolled into the room rate. So why doesn't Four Seasons et. al. just roll it in? Why make us go through unnecessary steps?
Have any hotel WiFi experiences that you want to vent about? Email us your gripes.