New Parking Charge at Overland Park Marriott

Discussion created by nmballoonist on Jul 22, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 23, 2018 by wiscfriend

Business took me to Kansas City last week. Stayed at the Overland Park Marriott at I-435 and Metcalf as I usually do when I need to be in the southern part of KC.  It’s in a typical surburan location and while it seems to have plenty of business, never seen it overly crowded. Noticed when I checked in and parked, there was a new gate that required you to swipe your key card when you entered and exited. Didn’t think anything about it until I checked out and saw an $8 a night parking charge. Went back and looked and it was listed under hotel amenities and parking. The parking lot is huge and I have never seen it over 25 percent or so full. There is nothing nearby where people would park in the lot and not be a hotel guest.  So I question why they are now charging. Used to Marriotts in downtown and congested areas charging, but not locations like this. 


So is this a new way to generate revenue and not raise rates when you can’t justify a resort fee?