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"Wrong rates" Top 5 Page for this destination Arlington Warnings Or Dangers Tip by matcrazy1

Arlington Warnings and Dangers: 23 reviews and 25 photos

by matcrazy1

This information on rates, on the picture, was hung on the door of my room in Days Inn Arlington motel. Do NOT take it seriously. It announced that our room for two cost $125 whereas I paid $82.69.

Did they put maximum prices allowed for this category of accommodation? I don't know, but I noticed similarily high prices announced in similar way in some other motels as well, and in some other countries, I visited, too.

From my friend Kristi (Dabs) from Chicago, Illinois:
American hotels (and probably other countries as well) have something called a rack rate which is what you saw posted on the door. It's very rare that anyone actually pays this rate although I suppose it's possible if it was a very busy time of the year.

Why do they do this? Not exactly sure but likely so that a) people think they are getting a great deal when they pay less than that or b) so they can charge that rate when demand is high.

Thank you Kristi.

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  • Updated Feb 12, 2005
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