Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Mesquite rip-offs

There are several casinos with associated hotels in Mesquite, Nevada.

Some of them advertise rooms "from $24.99" on billboards and signs at the casinos.

However, the rooms go for anywhere from $34.99 to $54.99 if you just walk-in.

Apparently you have to have made a phone reservation to get the lowest price. So, why advertise the lowest price right at the door?

We said the words "false advertising" and the clerk responded that the word "from" on the billboards makes it not false. Yeah right.

There were almost no cars in the parking lots on Monday night when we stopped there. Maybe it's the economy. Maybe it's shady business practices. We certainly don't believe in the truthfulness of these establishments and will not frequent them.

We ended up staying at a very nice Best Western there for $62. Yes, we will pay more to avoid doing business with liars.

6 comments:

Myrna said...

That reminds me of the gas stations on the corner--the Texaco is easiest to get to before turning on 1600 N from the south...but the "advertised price" for gas is only if you pay cash, whereas the same price at the Chevron, only slightly out of the way, really means what it says. So my vote goes to Chevron.

Myrna said...

And I hope you enjoyed good sunshine on your gettaway...

Abra said...

I would pay anything to be somewhere warm right now...

Abra said...

And by anything I mean a $62.00 USD hotel room...

Bruce Conrad said...

No sunshine. Rain all the way through CA and much of NV. 5 mph for an hour or two south of Cedar City. And, it was cold, or at least so the natives told us.

Kelline said...

Last week I was is Saint George, we left just before the storms rolled in!!!!!