First world problems but, I will still complain.
Posted Mar 3, 2015
I selected this hotel because I was taking my Tesla car on a long distance business trip. This was the last hotel charger before my ultimate destination another 100km north.
Most hotels / restaurants add car chargers to solicit the exclusive business of EV owners. If they offer services the competition does not (similar to a business center or pool), they get the booking. Instead, Courtyard Wausau treats it like a monopoly and charges excessively for the service.
Remember when hotels charged for wifi but the coffee shop offered it free? It's like that.
Etiquette dictates I patronize a business where possible but when my battery was low, I found a hotels or businesses happy to let me plug in free.
They also didn't notify me of the costs upon reservation or check in. Instead, I just got a surprise $20 'miscellaneous' cost with my bill.
I also must complain about the "King Suite". I know 'suites' often double for business use or as a place for bridal parties to prepare. This room was clearly set with that in mind. The bathroom was borderline industrial space and the living room had little more than a boardroom table. This 'suite' is not designed for guest comfort.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 12, 2015 by Dan Burg, Hotel Management
When Tesla reached out to us for help connecting the charging dots for drivers hoping to venture further north in Wisconsin, we were happy to support the company's vision and make the investment into the charger station. There is a cost associated with installing the charger and the energy required to recharge your EV. With Telsaâs support, we treat this as a very special amenity that the guest using it should support in the cost and the guests not using it do not support the cost. We are glad we could make it possible with this charging station to extend your trip to another 100km north.