Over the past couple hours, 300+ Yelp reviewers gave this ‘Historic’ Inn (Union Street Guest House) 1 star after they posted their policy to charge guests $500:
Please know that despite the fact that wedding couples love Hudson and our inn, your friends and families may not.
If you have booked the Inn for a wedding or other type of event anywhere in the region and given us a deposit of any kind for guests to stay at USGH there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review of USGH placed on any internet site by anyone in your party and/or attending your wedding or event. If you stay here to attend a wedding anywhere in the area and leave us a negative review on any internet site you agree to a $500 fine for each negative review.
Not sure what what they were thinking in posting something like this, if it was a stunt or not, but it definitely backfired. The hotel said it would refund the fine if the review was deleted, but guests/trolls are already flooding the Union Street Guest House’sYelp page to rage against the policy.