I’m in the middle of a road trip vacation, and while driving from Minneapolis/St. Paul to Mackinaw City we stayed at a Hampton Inn in Wausau, Wisconsin.
Now, the hotel itself was fine. It was actually better than fine – the folks at the front desk were very helpful when we checked in, and even put us in the perfect room – and we had a great night.
The awesome part is the deal I got on one of their lap desks. If you’ve stayed at a Hampton Inn, you know that they have these nifty lap desks in their rooms. They’re pretty nice, with elastic bands to keep papers in place and a nice faux leather cusion on the back. As lap desks go, they’re pretty nice – nicer than I’ve found just about anywhere. So I decided to get one – or at least ask what they cost.
Take a guess…
Can you believe it? There isn’t even a Hampton Inn logo on it anywhere. I’m guessing that price requires a paid stay, but if you’re staying anyway it’s a real bargain.
[UPDATE – August 2009] Ok, today I’m getting a ton of hits on this from a tweet someone made. Apparently the price I got was a fluke, but Hampton Inn does still sell the desks for $55 on their site.