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This Hotel Fines Wedding Parties $500 for Each Negative Yelp Review

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Union Street Guest House, a boutique hotel in New York’s Hudson River Valley, is experiencing a sudden rise to infamy after attempting to fine a wedding party $500 for each negative review posted online by its guests. The New York Post’s Page Six had the scoop on the inn’s less-than-hospitable policies this morning:

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 … and given us a deposit of any kind … there will be a $500 fine that will be deducted from your deposit for every negative review … placed on any internet site by anyone in your party.

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The relevant section of the hotel’s terms and conditions appears to have since been removed. Union Street Guest House could not be reached for comment.

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Unsurprisingly, the Yelp page for Union Street Guest House is now inundated with outraged, one-star reviews.

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