Four outrageous New York City hotel minibar rip-offs
We’ve seen enough $150 candles and $4 tins of Altoids to know better than to expect a bargain from a hotel minibar. But sometimes the price gouging gets absolutely scandalous—like at these four New York hotels that have mastered the art of the overcharge.
Even airports don't charge this much for water
The Hotel: Mansfield Hotel
The Rip-off: $10 bottle of water
Only an orthodontist would shell out for this
The Hotel: W New York – The Tuscany
The Rip-off: $12 toothpaste kit
- About 14 times what we usually spend on candy
The Hotel: Omni Berkshire Place
The Rip-off: $14 gummy bears
But how much would this collection cost in a shop near Times Square?
The Hotel: Gild Hall
The Rip-off: $195 “Travel Couples Pleasure Kit,” including a vibrator, handcuffs, condoms and lube