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Room Service Charges

foodiesnorth | Dec 14, 2009 04:55 PM

I was inspired to post this new topic from my room at a Holiday Inn in Toronto. I just recieved my room service order and the bill included a $2.50 "food charge", $2.50 "room service" charge and an already included 15% tip which, frankly I am not sure is based on the food only or the whole silly bill. The entire bill was a grand $18.45. You can see not all that much of the bill was actually for the food! To add insult to injury they leave a prominent spot for the "tip"...which I first added then deleted when I saw that they had nicely added that for me.

So low end chain with big buck add ons for room service. I have stayed in some pretty high end hotels around the world and I have seen some imaginative charges. I am curious what other chowhounders have experienced in the hotel room service charge industry.

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