Why spend so much money on expensive hotels?

March 19, 2017 2:37pm CST
I never quite understood the reason so many people cherish so much for expensive hotels when they travel. I know that a beautiful hotel impresses our eyes, it's always very comfortable and the service is excellent / very practical, but... After all, the trip happens outside the hotel (which is just a place to take a shower, change clothes and sleep). Why?
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• United States
19 Mar
To take pictures for their Facebook But no I'd like to spend the night at a safe and clean environment
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
That is also very practical and realistic reason.
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• United States
21 Mar
@cacay1 A lot of people do things for social media and to essentially show off
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24 Mar
@infatuatedbby Nice answer.
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• Greece
19 Mar
I would gladly pay more to ensure a good night's sleep. It spoils a holiday for me if I am tired after a disturbed night.
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
@41CombedaleRoad , That is right, there is better sleep and safeness.
@Corbin5 (84779)
• United States
19 Mar
I suppose those who have a lot of money expect the best.
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
@Corbin5, That is correct, even me if only rich, I do choose the expensive hotel for it is safe plus it is like a one stop shop.
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@thelme55 (12398)
• Germany
22 Mar
@cacay1 the last time I stayed in an expensive hotel was last end of June but the money I spent for it was my online writing income and it was worth it.
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• Bournemouth, England
19 Mar
I often wonder about all the extra facilities the expensive ones offer, such as swimming pools, gyms, etc, and wonder who has the time to use them on an overnight stay? And, if people are staying longer, then often the time is spent going out sightseeing rather than staying in at the hotel.
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@Mike197602 (13402)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar
The hotel I currently work in has a pool and gym etc and you'd be surprised how many people use the leisure facilities just on an overnight business stay. They go in the pool before work and often to the gym and sauna after work. Many are on expenses so want to sample everything on offer and although the gym/pool membership does cost money for non guests everyone who stays gets it all free.
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• Bournemouth, England
19 Mar
@Mike197602 They obviously manage their time a lot better than me!
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@Mike197602 (13402)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar
@asfarasiknow we have regular block bookings from a famous UK company. They all just get pissed and turn up late for breakfast F&B manager lets it slide as they are very regular customers...it annoys us in the kitchen though A lot of weird and wonderful stuff happens in hotels
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@MALUSE (33648)
• Denmark
19 Mar
Maybe spoiling oneself is part of the fun?
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@Mike197602 (13402)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar
It certainly is
@thelme55 (12398)
• Germany
22 Mar
It is @MALUSE. We only live once
@Hatley (161747)
• Garden Grove, California
19 Mar
If they have the money why not and if you do not then you find cheaper hotels
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
@Hatley, hehehehe perfect answer.Even me prefer the best hotel if wealthy.
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
Others do it for they can afford, they are used to elegant life, we cannot blame them for that is their orientation.
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@JudyEv (103357)
• Bunbury, Australia
20 Mar
It always seems a waste to me to stay in a very expensive hotel. The few times we have (and it's usually been paid for by others) I've wanted to just stay in the room and enjoy the luxury.
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@thelme55 (12398)
• Germany
20 Mar
Well if I have money I will. It is nice to sleep in a cosy bed.
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
@thelme55 , me too the best is perfect if only I am wealthy,
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@thelme55 (12398)
• Germany
22 Mar
@cacay1 yes, if only we are wealthy. If only we are.
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
22 Mar
@thelme55 , we are wealthy, what we lack is money hahahaha
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@Mike197602 (13402)
• Worcester, England
19 Mar
I used to be addicted to top hotels when I had money. I've been to many of the best hotels in the UK and have, on occasion, spent obscene amounts of money for one night. My trips were about the hotel not the outside...everyone needs a hobby right
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@MALUSE (33648)
• Denmark
19 Mar
There are many worse hobbies.
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• Greece
21 Mar
You could turn your hobby into a lucrative business recommending hotels and the facilities on offer.
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@Mike197602 (13402)
• Worcester, England
21 Mar
@41CombedaleRoad that is something that's been in the back of my mind for years. To be honest though...there are too many review sites now so I'd be less than a small fish in a big pond. My dream job is guide in a stately home or hotel reviewer
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• United States
20 Mar
If the wallet is fat so is the dumb mindset ????
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
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@silvermist (16264)
• India
20 Mar
@TheInvisibleMan If they can afford it,then let them spend as much as they could.To each his own.
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@cacay1 (32237)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
21 Mar
@snowy22315 (35978)
• United States
20 Mar
I guess total relaxation is the order of the day, and fancy hotels make people feel important. All I require is clean, with a degree of comfort.
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• Greece
21 Mar
cleanliness is an absolute for me, if it was not clean I would worry about the food they served and hygiene in the toilet and shower.
@maezee (28777)
• United States
20 Mar
I dont understand the need for 5 star hotels when your mid tier Holiday Inn is decent enough!
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@sjvg1976 (15650)
• Delhi, India
20 Mar
I feel like you. When we go out we spend just little time in the hotel so why to spend much on it.
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@JohnRoberts (41780)
• Los Angeles, California
19 Mar
I agree. I travel low budget accommodations. Sure, it's nice to stay in a fancier hotel but that added cost quickly mounts on a trip.
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@flpoolbum (2419)
• United States
19 Mar
I would imagine some like the availability of special services like massages or a concierge, because they wanted to be waited on, pampered, while they are there. I generally use motels rather than hotels, especially if they have a coupon in the hotel coupon books that are available at some rest or truck stops along U.S. Interstates. Once, as a treat for my birthday, we went to Cocoa Beach, Florida , to see the Kennedy Space Center and other attractions like the "Ripley's Believe it or Not" museum. We chose a more expensive hotel with a room on the sixth of the six floors. It had a balcony and was right on the beach with a spectacular view of the Atlantic Ocean. In the photo, we're at the entrance of the Kennedy Space Center Visitor area. Unfortunately, due to the bright sun, the mannequin in the space suit on the roof, above us, is hard to see.
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@Trensue (5258)
• United States
20 Mar
It depends on the type of vacation. Sometimes I am on vacation and spend a lot of time in the hotel and the room. I may be looking for very comfortable and beautiful seclusion.
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24 Mar
@Trensue Good point.
@Tampa_girl7 (22155)
• United States
19 Mar
As long as it is clean with a comfortable bed it doesn't have to be fancy
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@tzwrites (3990)
• Romania
19 Mar
I don't get it either. It seems like a waste of money.
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24 Mar
@tzwrites Yeah.