Invaluable tips given me last year

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Audrey Forrest's picture
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I am back again and want to thank all of you who helped me so much last year.  I am in San Diego and this is our biggest week when the Comic Con Convention is on.  People dress up in costume to go to it. Lots of Star Wars characters and Trekkies.  We had a guest

who was dressed for breakfast as Tinkerbell and her escort was Darth Vader.  Anyway once this Convention is over and August is

upon us, I know I won't be fully booked up as July. However, I did double my rates as you suggested, especially for one nighters.

I find I am filling up a lot more rooms which are being taken by one nighters.  Never did that before.  Most folks stay 2-3 nights.

Anyway, do any of you take one nighters and if so, do you charge more?

Audreyrose

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We take one nighters.  We are nearly 100% booked from June through September and nearly full in October.

All the other inns in town do not take one nighters and know that we do.   They send them to us while they hang their 'vacancy' signs.  We are full and they are not.

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Sometimes I have a single-night upcharge and sometimes I don't. I change it according to demand and availability. I have 1 room with a 2-person tub that has a $30 upcharge for a single night during the week. It has a huge bathroom that's a pain in the neck to clean. I've never had anyone balk at paying more for a single night in that room. This room also always has a 2-night minimum on weekends during our busy season. My less expensive rooms sometimes have a $20 upcharge. A few times I've had folks looking for a bargain who call and complain about the $20. If it's slow, I might waive it. If not, I politely say, "I'm sorry to hear that our room won't work in your travel plans. I hope we have a chance to be your hosts some other time." I find it difficult to believe that $20 dramatically affects someone's travel budget. Btw, the folks that usually argue with me about prices are the ones that pull up to the B&B in Beamers, Audis, and even a Porsche one time.

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I take 1-night stays with a $5 upcharge. Not enough money, but it makes me feel a little better, and nobody has ever commented or resisted paying it.

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We are a different market from many so quite a few of our folks are one night and/or walk in guests, only on special occassions do we require multiple days.

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7 nights in advance or holes in my schedule with a 10% upcharge.

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