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Hotel Safes (Billing Practices)

hotel safesLawyers are currently investigating complaints concerning billing practices that relate to charges for in-room safes at CHOICE Hotels which operates several hotel chains, including Comfort Inns, Clarion and Econo Lodge.

At these hotels a daily charge for a "safe warranty fee" is automatically posted to a guest's folio or bill. According to the investigation, the fee is not disclosed in the advertised rate or when the guest checks in to the hotel. At check out, the guest must seek to affirmatively have the charge removed from their bill. This practice is called a "negative option" and has been found to be illegal in several states.

Hotel Safe Articles

Avoiding Hidden Charges Including the Safe Warranty Fee
Hidden charges, such as "safe warranty fees," room services, and phone charges added to hotel bills can cause the price of a room to skyrocket overnight. Guests who stayed at CHOICE Hotels, which operates Comfort Inns, Clarion, and Econo Lodge are investigating potential lawsuits against the company alleging they were unfairly charged "safe warranty fees" without being informed of the charge prior to being billed.

Hotels Face Lawsuits over Safe Warranty Fees and Other Surcharges
In addition to the "safe warranty fee," there are a number of other fees that hotels sometimes charge without their customers' knowledge.

Check Your Hotel Bill for Hidden Costs
Hotels Face Lawsuits Over Billing Practices


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Avoiding Hidden Charges Including the Safe Warranty Fee
July 11, 2007
Anaheim, CA: Hidden charges, such as "safe warranty fees," room services, and phone charges added to hotel bills can cause the price of a room to skyrocket overnight. Guests who stayed at CHOICE Hotels, which operates Comfort Inns, Clarion, and Econo Lodge are investigating potential lawsuits against the company alleging they were unfairly charged "safe warranty fees" without being informed of the charge prior to being billed READ MORE

Hotels Face Lawsuits over Safe Warranty Fees and Other Surcharges
July 6, 2007
"Los Angeles, CA: In addition to the "safe warranty fee," there are a number of other fees that hotels sometimes charge without their customers' knowledge:
  • Reservation processing fee -- At least one hotel charged a consumer $4.91 cents for making a reservation and did not tell the customer until she checked out.
  • READ MORE

Check Your Hotel Bill for Hidden Costs
Check Your Hotel Bill for Hidden Costs
July 4, 2007
Los Angeles, CA Lawyers are investigating a possible class action lawsuit against hotel chains that routinely overcharge their customers for services such as in-room safes, mini-bars, and resort amenities, even if customers do not use them. In many cases, customers are not informed of these extra hotel billing charges when they reserve their rooms and only learn of them when they receive their bills READ MORE
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