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Posted: 9/1/2015 4:01:23 PM EDT
always wondered if someone were to take all the towels home from a hotel after staying there would they know?  would they charge you if the did?
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Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
always wondered if someone were to take all the towels home from a hotel after staying there would they know?  would they charge you if the did?
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Not if you're a Clinton.

TBH, I have never taken a towel, so I have no first hand experience.  I have never heard of someone being charged, but I'm not sure if I even know anyone whose taken hotel towels.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:05:07 PM EDT
Take all of them? Maybe. Take one? Probably not. You can call the front desk and ask for more towels. So how do they know how many were actually there?
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:05:44 PM EDT
Thievery is an honor in GD.
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Stayed in many a Vegas hotel without taking one.  Just a curiousity  question
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:07:56 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
always wondered if someone were to take all the towels home from a hotel after staying there would they know?  would they charge you if the did?
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Yes, they likely will, and they're expensive as fuck.

I chaperoned a school trip once in which a rather stupid teenage boy wrote on a pillow case with a sharpie. They charged his parents a replacement fee in the neighborhood of 70 bucks. Wasn't even a high end hotel or anything, hotel linens are just heavy duty and expensive.

Was actually a pretty decent kid by the end of highschool, but had a number of painful and/or expensive lessons along the way.
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Yes, they likely will, and they're expensive as fuck.

I chaperoned a school trip once in which a rather stupid teenage boy wrote on a pillow case with a sharpie. They charged his parents a replacement fee in the neighborhood of 70 bucks. Wasn't even a high end hotel or anything, hotel linens are just heavy duty and expensive.

Was actually a pretty decent kid by the end of highschool, but had a number of painful and/or expensive lessons along the way.
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Originally Posted By Wash-Ar15:
always wondered if someone were to take all the towels home from a hotel after staying there would they know?  would they charge you if the did?


Yes, they likely will, and they're expensive as fuck.

I chaperoned a school trip once in which a rather stupid teenage boy wrote on a pillow case with a sharpie. They charged his parents a replacement fee in the neighborhood of 70 bucks. Wasn't even a high end hotel or anything, hotel linens are just heavy duty and expensive.

Was actually a pretty decent kid by the end of highschool, but had a number of painful and/or expensive lessons along the way.


yeah at a match hotel in utah thye put up a sign that told the shooters not to use the towels to clean their guns.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:11:57 PM EDT
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I usually take the (used) soap and shampoo when I leave, because they're just going to throw it away anyway, and I don't like waste.  But taking anything reusable is thievery.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:12:47 PM EDT
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Just saying......
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:17:30 PM EDT
If the maid reports it, yes.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:19:30 PM EDT
Most hotels will. Pool towels are impossible to track however...
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:20:59 PM EDT
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Don't post that.

PS. Worked in a hotel for nearly 3 years.....Lots of interesting stories.....
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:23:50 PM EDT
A former coworker told me he stayed in a low-cost hotel one time and there was a sign in the room saying that everything was for sale. IOW feel free to take pillows, towels, sheets, etc and we will be happy to charge your card for them.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:26:16 PM EDT
Next time you think of taking a towel from a hotel, shine a black light on them first.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:26:30 PM EDT
Who would want to?  
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I've had the Omni in Katy TX try and charge me 7 bucks for a bottle of water.  They saw a bottle in the trash that I had bought on the way from the airport and tried billing me.  They ended up removing the charge after I called them.
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Yeah, similar things have happened to me and my wife a couple of times. We now go out of our way to not touch the "for sale" water and snacks, and we police the trash.

 
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You would be surprised. Who would want to flush an entire Queen sized bedsheet down the toilet?...... Seen it more than once......
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:29:05 PM EDT
I expect so.
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I don't know, but I would hope so.  Thieves need to be held accountable and as a non-thief I don't want to pay for their bad behavior.  
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this


Stealing is stealing.Period.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:33:11 PM EDT
Many people steal the bath robes from cruise ships.
They almost always get charged about $65 for missing robes.


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Originally Posted By maleante:
Next time you think of taking a towel from a hotel, shine a black light on them first.
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But OK to go ahead and use it prior to inspection?

A.W.D.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:34:15 PM EDT
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Just saying......
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Guess not
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:37:15 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
A former coworker told me he stayed in a low-cost hotel one time and there was a sign in the room saying that everything was for sale. IOW feel free to take pillows, towels, sheets, etc and we will be happy to charge your card for them.
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I've seen that in more than one place.  Thought it was a great spin on it.

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Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:37:50 PM EDT
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I guess I dont stay in high dollar hotels
I have never looked at a hotel towel and thought "this is a nice towel, I wished I had towels like this at home"

maybe people enjoy paper thin towels that feel like sandpaper
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:40:33 PM EDT
Why do you try that out and let us know how it goes?

Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:44:46 PM EDT
Just an FYI...if you want those over-sized microcotton towels you get at a luxury resort/hotel, go to TJ Maxx.  They have them for like 10 bucks a towel.  I think we have like 20 of them.  

Now if I could just find the robes.
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Originally Posted By oogabooga289:
Take all of them? Maybe. Take one? Probably not. You can call the front desk and ask for more towels. So how do they know how many were actually there?
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Most high-end hotels will log the towels brought from the front desk, probably most hotels these days.

We have never intentionally taken a towel, but one day we got home and realized that one of the kids had stuck one of the hotel towels in the dirty clothes.  Called and the hotel (Drury Inn) said not to worry about it.  They are cheap enough that they don't really care if one walks off here and there, but when someone walks off with all of them, they charge.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:53:33 PM EDT
I have never heard of anyone being charged solely for pinching a towel.



Too much bad press for a hotel if the maid miscounted.






Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:56:40 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By quick2k3:
Just an FYI...if you want those over-sized microcotton towels you get at a luxury resort/hotel, go to TJ Maxx.  They have them for like 10 bucks a towel.  I think we have like 20 of them.  

Now if I could just find the robes.
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Stayed at the Golden Nugget, Rush Tower not long ago. Nicest damn bath robes I've ever seen. They sell them in the gift shop, $150 apiece....
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 4:57:16 PM EDT
Reminds me of my grandparents house. Towels from many hotels when they'd go to Vegas twice a year.

"Oh they want you to take them."

May have been so back in the day.
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I don't know, but I would hope so.  Thieves need to be held accountable and as a non-thief I don't want to pay for their bad behavior.  
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yep



 
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Originally Posted By Ohio_Bill:
A former coworker told me he stayed in a low-cost hotel one time and there was a sign in the room saying that everything was for sale. IOW feel free to take pillows, towels, sheets, etc and we will be happy to charge your card for them.
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I stayed in a high-end hotel in another country that had a placard on the sink essentially saying the same thing.  It basically said all items were high-quality and many guests found them very desirable, therefor they were for sale and listed the prices for each item (towel, washcloth, robe, pillow, etc.) and said there was no reason to request to purchase the item, just take the item(s) with you and the cleaning service would inform the front desk of the proper charges for your room.

It made me laugh, and the robes were very nice, perfect to wear after enjoying the small private pool.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:18:35 PM EDT
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Depends on the hotel and how much you take.  Shrink is budgeted into rooms revenue and unless you go big, no one cares cares if a few small items grow legs.  Technically, you pay for theft and for whiney guest compensation through the room rate.


-10 years in hotels.


ETA-  Robes are almost universally a no-go.  They WILL charge for those.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:24:45 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By Will:



Don't post that.

PS. Worked in a hotel for nearly 3 years.....Lots of interesting stories.....
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Originally Posted By AmmoHoarder:
Most hotels will. Pool towels are impossible to track however...



Don't post that.

PS. Worked in a hotel for nearly 3 years.....Lots of interesting stories.....


I worked in a hotel in college - the pool towels walked out the door constantly. That's why they're so tiny and rough. They're about 3/5 the size of a normal towel and made of 120 grit. Their general shittiness should deter theft, but people can't resist.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:29:48 PM EDT
I had to clean up a friend's puke with a couple of hotel towels.



Rather than leave them there for the maids to wash I took them in a plastic bag and threw them away in the first dumpster I found. If they want to charge me for it IDGAF.




They never did though.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:34:52 PM EDT
Theft is wrong and I don't take towels....

but the real reason that most AVERAGE hotels wont bill for one towel is the cost...

here is one example less than $1.75 per towel when bought bulk...

http://www.towelhub.com/wholesale/697-22x44_-_gold_center_stripe_premium_bath_towel.html

I actually buy all my towels bulk like this when I need to...you can get nicer ones for a lot less than you would pay at a retail store.

http://www.towelhub.com/wholesale/bath_sheets/720-30x60_white_100_cotton_premium_plus_full_terry_bath_sheets.html

or colors

http://www.towelhub.com/wholesale/688-30x60_color_beach_towels.html

but I am a cheap bastard
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:41:24 PM EDT
I've always had success blaming it on the hookers in and out of my room....except the dead one.
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I can't remember which hotel it was, but I stayed in a nice one that no-shit had a price list for basically everything. Towels, robes, wash cloths, the fuckin' comforter...

"Steal away", they'll just bill your card. And they were even nice enough to let you know how much. Hint: It was a lot. No sane person would do this.
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I've always had success blaming it on the hookers in and out of my room....except the dead one.
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Fun story.  I once had a guy fly two hookers from Texas to the hotel (who IMPORTS hookers into A.C.?) and demanded I comp him the room after they robbed him.
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Originally Posted By Will:
Don't post that.



PS. Worked in a hotel for nearly 3 years.....Lots of interesting stories.....
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Originally Posted By AmmoHoarder:

Most hotels will. Pool towels are impossible to track however...






Don't post that.



PS. Worked in a hotel for nearly 3 years.....Lots of interesting stories.....




 
We're waiting
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:48:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:52:06 PM EDT
Its the hotel saying, "If you want to pay $35 for a $4 towel, have at it..."
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Originally Posted By oogabooga289:
Take all of them? Maybe. Take one? Probably not. You can call the front desk and ask for more towels. So how do they know how many were actually there?
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I used to stay at a hotel in the PI that wouldn't let you check out until they sent someone to count the towels.
Link Posted: 9/1/2015 6:54:41 PM EDT


If you just ask a maid for one, she'll give it to you.


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