Usually our rates go from about $200 to $350 depending on the season and how busy we are. On the rare occasion they go down to $100, we get guests who are comparable to the audience members of the Jerry Springer show.
The other night I had a young couple come to the front desk.
"How old do you have to be to stay at this hotel?" This is never a good sign. After I told them they turned to each other with a conspiring look and then asked for a room for two nights.
"Sigh, ok. The rate is going to be $239 per night. I'll just need a photo id and a credit card?"
"No thanks. I want one of your $40 rooms."
"Oh, are you referring to the sign by the door?"
"Yup. And I don't have a credit card, only cash."
"The sign that says '$40 Overnight'?"
"Yeah, does that include tax?"
"Sorry the room rate is $239. The sign is for the garage's rates. If you finished reading it you will see that $40 will get your car parked for the night."
"Oh. No $40 room?"
"No $40 room."
"Oh. That sucks."
Unsurprisingly, this is not the first time I've had this conversation.