However, there are other travelers who would willingly pay $400+ a night for the "experience"--usually at lauded luxury hotels (Four Seasons, Park Hyatts, Mandarin Orientals, etc.) or the hottest new boutique hotel in the city, last frequented by some A-list celebrity. Some would pay that much despite having a teeny tiny room and no free internet if it meant name-dropping the hotel to your friends.
Lastly, there are those who would willingly pay thousands of dollars for a totally unusual
stalker hotel experience. For example, tennis fanatics with deep pockets will happily shell out $3,075 to stay in The Carlyle's Roger Federer Suite so that they can rest their heads on the same monogrammed R.F. pillows the ace athlete sleeps on when he's in New York.
And some will pay extra to get pampered excessively, like the luxe $500-and-up Outdoor Moonlight Massage and Hidden Terrace Dinner package at the Salish Lodge & Spa, the hotel from Twin Peaks that sits atop some gorgeous mountains.
Here at HotelChatter, we're a little jaded. We really do balk at hotel rooms upward of $200 if it's just an average hotel that's been open for a few years. In Vegas, we really really don't like paying over $100 a night for a four-star hotel. We may pay more for a new hotel in the city but it certainly wouldn't be more than $350 a night. And that's only if we're staying one night.
Also, we're a bit of a deal junkie so we'll use all the tricks we can find to book a room for less on Hotwire or Priceline. And we'd probably do that even if we struck it rich. Well, probably not if we won $252 million dollars.
Tell us, what is your absolute limit for paying for a hotel rooms? $150, $250 or does it not matter so long as you are getting an "experience" of some sort? Let us know your budget in comments below.