Ritz Carlton Won't Honor $.01 Per Night Reservation

Mark’s sister found a room at the Ritz Carlton in London for just one penny per night on Hotels.com, only to have it snatched away.

At first, she successfully booked for three nights. Three days later, Hotels.com emailed to apologize for the typographic error, and offer a $100 voucher, but neither they nor the Ritz Carlton would be honoring the reservation.

At least she’s not stuck for the $2000 it would be otherwise. But are the hotel vendors in the right? Can they legally cancel a reservation for a typo? Mark perused their contract and couldn’t find anything to that effect. Perhaps you will. — BEN POPKEN

Your Two Cents On Typos [The Mark Pike]