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Hotels and Hassles

marcmat Wrote: Nov 21, 2012 1:24 PM
Because I consider him to be one of the most interesting intellectual columnists out there. The last piece I would expect to read by him would be one commenting on hotel amenities. Sort of like when George Will whined about blue jeans a few years back . . .

Few things can make you appreciate home like staying in a hotel. This includes not only low-budget, bare bones hotels but also sweepingly large and ornate luxury hotels. What many hotels seem to have in common are needless hassles.

Since most people who stay in hotels do so while traveling, and stay only a few days in a given hotel, you might think that those who run hotels would want to make it easy for someone who arrives a little tired (or a lot tired) from traveling to use the various devices they find in their hotel room. But you...