Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Beware of Hotel "Deals"

The Los Angeles Times just printed a hotel "deal" for a textile hotel in Palm Springs. Book now and get 40% off! Rates only $161/night, regularly $269. At that hotel, I don't think anyone has EVER paid $269/night. The true rate right now is the $161. This is not a deal.

When I was president of the Palm Springs Chamber of Commerce, I toured that hotel. Their rooms are nice like our rooms at The Terra Cotta Inn. And at $161 that should be the regular rate.

They make up a phony rack rate of $269 so they can offer phony discounts. This particular hotel also has a resort fee of $25 plus if you want to stay late for instance to 5 pm like our guests can, they charge and additional $75.

So let's compare someone checking coming in January on a Mon and Tues night. They want to check in early, but can't. They have to wait until 4pm. They pay $161/night. They have $25/night resort fees. They pay $30-35 for breakfast. They don't get free afternoon snacks like we serve. Then if they stay until 5pm they pay an extra $75 for a total phony discount of $367 or $183.50/night. And the Los Angeles Times is fooled and thinks this is a bargain?

In January, our resort The Terra Cotta inn clothing optional resort and spa has a real discount on Monday thru Thursday nights of stay 1 night, the 2nd is half priced. Breakfast is complimentary as is afternoon snacks. No resort fees, You can check in as early as 10am and stay until 5 pm at no extra charge. Our guests would pay $223.50 and get to stay longer and have better amenities. Sadly though, the Los Angeles times does not print our real bargain.

Last week Chris Elliott, the MSNBC and National Geopgraphic Traveler magazine travel reporter was on TV and pointed out that nudist resorts are a bargain. Our resort was one of three nudist resorts in the US that he mentioned that were particularly good bargains.

Many nudists fall for these phony deals. In my next blog posts I will discuss this.

Now is the time to try something different and fun. Think clothing optional. Think Terra Cotta Inn, Palm Springs, California. Give us a call at 800-786-6938.

We are the most mainstream nudist resort in the US and perfect for couples trying topless or nude sunbathing for the first time.

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