NEVER, EVER PAY FOR THE MINIBAR. - Hotel Secrets from Behind the Front Desk
Minibars. Most people are appalled at the prices. However, you never have to pay for the items in the minibar. Why not?
Minibar charges are, without question, the most disputed charges on any bill. That is because the process for applying those charges is horribly inexact. Keystroke errors, delays in restocking, double stocking, and hundreds of other missteps make minibar charges the most voided item. Even before guests can manage to get through half of the "I never had those items" sentence, I have already removed the charges and am now simply waiting for them to wrap up the overly zealous denial so we can both move on with our lives.