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Would You Rent an iPad 2 During Your Hotel Stay?

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March 15, 2011 at 3:31 PM | by | ()

The eagerly anticipated iPad 2 may have only been released late last week, but a number of tech-loving hotels have already added it to their stable of gadgets. Some have the second-generation iPads for their concierges and others offer them for free guest use in the hotel. But the Galleria Park Hotel is taking a different route and renting out iPad 2s.

The hotel, the first in San Francisco to offer iPad 2s, is letting guests borrow them for $14.95 a day. Bonus: The hotel has free WiFi, so you won't have to worry about that additional expense.

To tailor the gadgets for tourists' needs, the hotel's six iPads are preloaded with links to favorite local restaurants, cultural attractions and shopping. They include a San Francisco Bay Area street map; an exploration guide with maps, directions and cab fare calculations to major attractions like Golden Gate Park; a wine lover's guide; a Chinatown app that lists the top dim sum spots, restaurants, bakeries, etc.; favorite local restaurants; and a selection of iBooks.

If you want to get your hands on an iPad 2, the Galleria Park offers them on a first-come, first-served basis. Would you shell out money to try out an iPad 2 at a hotel?

[Photo: Apple]

Archived Comments:

nuh uh

also, they obviously plan for you to take it outslde. what if it gets stolen?


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D. Hussn

Everyone's at it

Hi Jennifer
It seems everyone is providing iPad rental nowadays, I feel the $15 rental charge would be fine if I really needed an iPad for an emergency but just for checking my emails this seems a little steep especially as this is over $100 for a weeklong holiday. I write for iPad Repair and find it interesting this trend of everyone being able to <a href="http://ipadrepaironly.com/news/rent-ipad/">Rent iPad</a>s, what are your thoughts on how damaged iPads and the customers that had rented them are treated?

Best wishes