But the hotel begged to differ. Maybe it was the fact that Burton and her extended family were there for Spring Break, which can be a raucous time in Galveston. Maybe the staff simply got her room confused with someone else’s. But after they checked out, Burton found a $150 fee on her credit card.
“I talked with the hotel and they said they charged another $150 because housecleaning had reported that I smoked in the room,” she says.