After Eric Kodish finished making his reservation at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Honolulu’s Waikiki Beach for the upcoming Christmas holiday, he tried to tie up one loose end: ensuring the two rooms he’d booked for his family were connected.
No problem, a hotel representative said. For an additional $50 a night per room, they’d be happy to guarantee adjoining accommodations.
“My kids are minors,” says Kodish, an accountant from Moorestown, N.J. “They can’t stay across the hall if a connecting room isn’t available.”
The price tag for staying next to his children, Tyler, 8, and Devon, 5? An additional $1,100.