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My first valet parking experience

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Lawsteve, Oct 22, 2013.

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  1. Lawsteve

    Lawsteve MCATDT

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    Went to a local Tampa, Florida restaurant with valet-only parking. I pull in and the valet runs over, obviously excited to be driving a Tesla. I pointed to the parking spot in front of me and said "I will pay for valet, but I'm parking it right there myself." His response?

    "If I owned that car, I wouldn't let me drive it either...........":biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  2. EdA

    EdA Model S P-2540

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    We left a restaurant (VA Beach, VA) which would only do valet parking. My wife wouldn't let anyone drive the car.
    Since then I have the a bookmark on my car for the valet instructions, found it on this site but can't recall the link.
     
  3. mpbruin108

    mpbruin108 Member

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    I valet my car at a very popular upscale restaurant recently (and for the first time) mainly because I felt weird asking the valet guy that I don't trust anyone else with my car when he already just parked a ferrari 458 and a aventador.
     
  4. Kraken

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    At a hotel the other day I asked to go with the valet.... He just let me do it under guidance. They then gave me a better spot too.

    When I got back, this concept surprised the valet guy working, but when I described exactly where it was and that the car behind me was probably blocking me, he stated "wait, that's my BMW, I parked behind a tesla". It turned into a good experience as he moved his car, let me get mine, and then got a good tour/information q&a session with me. Made his day.
     
  5. Btrflyl8e

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    Lol, I love this.
     
  6. 4SUPER9

    4SUPER9 Supporting Member

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    Used the Valet at a Ritz last weekend in Laguna Niguel. When he took my car, he asked me "would you like a charge?" I told him it was not necessary, but when I picked up the car the next morning it was fully charged and they didn't even use my UMC. They said they usually have several Teslas there at a time.
     
  7. HHHH

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    Yea, I was surprised when they asked me that too, I stayed there 3 weeks ago. Their charger was fairly slow ~11 miles an hour, but great that they had a charger. When we checked out Friday morning, the car was fully charged, but we had to wait like 30 mins for them to bring the car around.
     

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