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Recently returned from a Buddies trip down to Pinehurst, and sorting through expenses to square up. 2 of our hotels charged parking fees…

Let me rephrase that. 2 of our hotels in Pinehurst (an hour from the airport), near nothing, with no shuttle service, and where Lyft/Uber are NOT a thing we found out, charged us $10/day in parking fees. What the H-E-double hockey sticks? Another charged a $7/day “Resort fee” with zero amenities (pool and free breakfast both closed due to COVID). We tried to get an Uber one night and we never got a response. So if you don’t want to pay for parking, what is the other option to walk? Then I wouldn’t really need a hotel…

If you need money, just raise the nightly rate, I’d be much more understanding that a bunch of stupid fees. I get parking fees in major metropolitan areas and/or if you have an airport shuttle service.

Both were Marriott branded hotels, so I emailed corporate and got an extremely generic response that basically says Marriott as an umbrella company has no real control over what their hotels charge their guest for, or how much they charge them.

In the grand scheme of things, whatever, I will pay it. It is just annoying.