- Jul 1, 2008
Personally I love the fee. It’s much easier now to get ADRs at any time in the 180 day period than it used to be. Stops people playing the game right up until the last minute.
The problem before was that people would hang onto two ADRs at the same time and not cancel the one they're not using. They'd just not show up. It happened way too often. Im glad they implemented this $10 pp no show fee.We still book like crazy....you just have to remember to cancel.....Thats what iPhone reminders are for...
We may book 5-8 but only actually use 1. Which is fine..we just cancel.
What is the 15 minute grace period?They make cancelling ahead of time easy enough, and have a 15 minute grace period on the day of the reservation (in some cases people have been able to move thier reservation on the same day without penalty) so I'd hardly call it a scam. They give you plenty of ways to avoid having to pay this fee. I also don't think they're raking in a lot of money by doing this but rather trying to keep it a little more fair for everyone.
Restaurants will still honor your reservation and not charge you the no-show fee if you arrive within 15 minutes of your ADR time. So if you have a 6 pm ADR and you arrive by 6:15, you would not be charged a no-show fee, and your ADR would still be honored.What is the 15 minute grace period?
There is no penalty for showing up with fewer people.Do you get charged if you bring fewer people than the reservation is for? I made all our ADRs for 6 people, which includes my in-laws. But they aren't sure they will make it. Do I need to change it to 4 people 24 hours in advance, or can they decide depending on how they feel?