Next week, Julie and I are heading up to Tofino for a pseudo-holiday. I say ‘pseudo’, because it’s going to be a week of dedicated book writing. We’re staying at the Long Beach Lodge, which looks charming and luxurious without the blood-chilling prices of the Wickaninnish Inn (where rates start at CAN $480 a night).
We are, however, going to eat dinner at the very posh Pointe Restaurant at the Wick. I called today to make a reservation for next week, and it was a bit of a struggle to get a table. We eventually got sorted out, but not before they took a credit card. For a dinner reservation.
We can cancel at any time, but if we don’t show up, they charge $35 a person to the card. Does anybody else think that’s incredibly tacky? Particularly for a fancy restaurant like the Pointe? Given the difficulty in getting a table, they have no shortage of customers, so they can set whatever policies they like. That said, I’m not sure I’ll give them my business again.