US$28.00 for Room Service for Four People — Food Not Included

One might think that $7 for each place setting at the New York Hilton is a phenomenally incredible deal if one was catering an affair or event at a hotel located in Midtown Manhattan.

Alas, that is the charge for room service per setting if one orders four plates, four glasses, and four forks, which are to be used with food brought in from outside the hotel property — and the per-setting charge does not include taxes, fees or gratuities.

While some people may be appalled by the charge, there are others who have never encountered this situation before, and there are still others who would not be surprised in the least. However, one might argue why one would expect room service to deliver place settings if one did not order their food with their room service. Also, does the hotel property not have a right to at least be compensated for the cost of having someone deliver the place settings, as well as the cost of cleaning them once they are used?

Is this a form of hotel “fee” with which you have encountered?


One response to “US$28.00 for Room Service for Four People — Food Not Included

  1. Seems similar to the charge for sharing an entree at most restaurants, though a bit steep, don’t you think? Just have to make sure you have your own “plastic”.

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