I Recently stayed at a hotel in New Orleans and parking was 38 a night. It's now over 42. Anybody notice this? Both stays are during the week.
I've not been to that property but parking prices at a Tampa full service property have prevented me from staying there. The nice part is at a few places they have waived the parking fees (less tips of course) for parking garages and valet as part of my status perks, many without having to be asked . The problem I see is that while its a way to increase their bottom line, it could very easily start driving folks to other brands. Be it personal or business travel, a parking fee, especially @ 20% or more of the nightly cost will certainly cause me to shop around regardless of how amazing the place is....
So I'm assuming this was somewhere between Canal and Iberville just a block from Bourbon Street... The website for the CY there still says $38/night for valet parking. I'll be there in a few weeks for a long weekend with my lovely bride and using MR points for the room. But paying $42 a night to park my car there? Not sure I like that part.
I'm sure you can park yourself and save a big chunk of that fee. I know parking in that part of NOLA is premium, so it's going to cost no matter where your ride sits overnight.
Try San Francisco, Fisherman's Wharf Marriott is $50 a night.
true but in cities like SF, LA, Seattle, DC, NYC and to some extent Boston, I find if you are going to be in the city proper, having a car is more of a pain than pleasure. For the days I need a car to venture beyond public transportation's reach, I find a local rental shop (often in/near the hotel) and grab a rental for 1-2 days. By renting from local spots you get around tons of taxes/fees that airport locations charge too
FYI anytime I go to NYC from Long Island, I park out east and train it into the city. Parking for my truck is $85+/day.... IF they will even park it.
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