A surprise $250 smoking fee from my hotel — but I don’t smoke!

Seth Elsen receives a mysterious $250 charge on his credit card after staying at a La Quinta hotel. Now the property’s general manager is hiding from him, he says. Can he get a refund?

Should hotels advertise “all-in” prices, too?

If you recall last month's dust-up about airfare pricing, you'll remember that airlines felt singled out by the federal government, which is now requiring them to advertise fares that include all mandatory taxes and fees.

Is this enough compensation? A 50 percent discount for being bitten by something

Oh, I realize the headline will make this case look like a really bad Twilight sequel. (Is there any other kind?) But I'm serious, and so is Ed Lawrence, the victim.

It’s really hard to take a bad picture of La Quinta

Sometimes you just have to get out of the way of a post and let the pictures do the talking. Such is the case of the photogenic La Quinta Resort & Club near Palm Springs, Calif.