MARRIOTT HOTELS SURPRISE SURCHARGE

On February 1, 2019 I ordered a hotel room reservation at the Courtyard by Marriott in Flint MI, through a seamy, (phishy), web site:  –   www.hotel-rates.com.  This web site charged $19.99 that was supposed to be refunded to my CC after I check in.
It was a bad start right there.
Upon arrival to Courtyard by Marriott in Flint MI the temperature was -2F outside.  Three cars were parked outside on an ice-rink parking lot.
I checked in. Before my CC was swiped I asked for the expected balance and it met the information given to me on the confirmation.  My card was swiped and I was handed a key card to the room.
Next came the old surprise trick:  The receptionist handed me a “Parking Permit” announcing that a $10 parking fee will be added to my final statement.
Note:  The parking lot was practically deserted on a Friday night.  There is no valet service and there is security service.
Given the subfreezing temperature outside, and that cancelling the CC transaction will generate more complications I accepted the circumstances.
This was a cheap highway robbery in dark of the night of a captive traveler by the Marriott Corporation.
The irony is that I have a “Marriott Rewards Gold Elite” status by their business agreement with United Airlines.
One more thing the “hotel-rates.com” service charge is disputed separately.  That’s simple and easy.

#Marriottcheapmoneygrab #Marriottrobberyatnight #MarriottRewardsGoldElite #hotelrateswebsite   #MarriottCorporation

About Mandy Lender

Mandy Lender, MD is an author, physician, public speaker, volunteer and adventurer. He published two books and two more books are in progress. Links: www.mandylender.com www.google.com/+MandyLenderMasterAttractor www.karkinosfarm.com www.visionofhabakkuk.com
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