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Viceroy Hotel

A hotel in Santa Monica, CA

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Joe Pesci did warn us about getting screwed in the drive-thru...

  • May 11, 2009
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-5

I would like to take a moment to rant and rave about an experience I had at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, CA last month.  Knowing that I was going to have to pay $18 for a martini, I decided to join everyone else who wants to forget that there is a recession going on and decided to meet a friend for drinks at the very trendy bar in the Viceroy Hotel.  The bar tenders were very friendly good looking guys – they had to be in order to push $18 drinks on you and I am happy to report that my appetizer arrived quickly and was yummy.  But, as all good things have to come to an end, so did this evening.  So two hours and a $50 bill later (for the 2 martinis and an appetizer plus tip), I went out to the valet to collect my car.  I paid the ridiculously high $12 fee + tip and was warned that it was going to be a while for my car.  Twenty minutes later, my car appeared and I went on my buzzed, and some what broker way.  It was not until I got home that evening that I noticed that the valets had jacked the $20+ that was in my ashtray.  I can't believe I tipped someone after they ripped me off????  How shitty is that?  So I guess that's why it took so long to get my car back.  Sadly, there is not really a parking alternative, other than parking way far away and hailing a cab?  Screw that, I will never go back to be ripped off by that establishment again.  You have been forewarned!!!

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February 06, 2010
Man, that just stinks. Did you call and complain? Doesn't sound like a happy experience. I just saw a news story on "What valets are really doing with your car..." believe me, it was not pretty.  So sorry you had to go through that!! Thanks for the warning! You'd probably have more fun making this Mochatini recipe in the comfort of your home:)
 
May 11, 2009
All your meter money too! Damn those valets- like you wouldn't notice $20+ was missing? Yeah...Viceroy is tricky for parking as I remember it...street parking or that Civic Center parking lot but, who wants to walk that far when you're teetering in heels? Sorry to hear that, love. Great review...I have been forewarned indeed!
 
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Address: 1819 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA
Phone: 310.260.7500

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