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Awesome Lap Desk Deal at Hampton Inn

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…

Sixteen dollars.

Hampton Inn Lapdesk

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.

5 comments… add one
  • Nahum October 22, 2006, 4:08 pm

    they sell it to you ??? at the hampton ?

  • Bobby Mac May 17, 2007, 2:30 pm

    I have seen the awesome lap desk too. But my experience is that they won’t sell it to you but direct you to the Hampton web site, where it is $55.

  • moeneek May 25, 2007, 11:04 am

    I am a manager at a Hampton Inn and they sold the lap desk to you for the price that we are given as a hotel. The items ARE available at http://www.hamptonhomecollection.com where you can purchase anything standard in the Hampton hotel rooms including the beds. Check it out!!!

  • Peter April 25, 2008, 9:59 pm

    It is $55 at the http://www.hamptonhomecollection.com website. I would buy one for $17, but $55 is way too steep!

  • Hampton Inn Mgr. January 18, 2009, 10:00 pm

    At my Hotel we have sold or given many lap desks to our guest’s we follow the Hampton 100% and feel we need to do whatever it takes to make you love the Hampton!

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