Originally Posted by Pushka
Where did you stay that you had to pay to use the safe?
I have come across this in the US. I think it is because US government travel, for example, sets a per diem rate for hotels which is easier to meet if they nickle and dime guests once they arrive. On the other hand, per diem is also why many hotels offer free breakfast. The traveler gets the breakfast money automatically and so chooses the hotels with a free breakfast.