model S occupying one of the 8 supercharger stalls that was not plugged in, taking away a valuable charging spot to use as their personal parking space, a real dick move imho. A classic model s owner who should have been more thoughtful of their fellow travelers, never came to retrieve his unplugged vehicle the entire hour we were there.
I'm brainstorming: this would be a perfect location for a small Tesla PowerPack that is limited to only giving each Tesla car enough charge to get to the next SuperCharger. Cars already with enough energy would be denied energy. Once cars had enough energy to continue, they would be denied energy. That would suck during power outages, but not as much as being stranded. It would be relatively cheap for Tesla to implement and use in many remote locations.Last night there was a power outage across Big Sur, so the full set of Superchargers were out of action at 3:30am… surprisingly Tesla didn’t mark them as offline on the in-car map, and they no longer provide Supercharger phone support 24/7.
Something to be aware of with more remote Superchargers! Luckily we’d charged up to 90% in Atascadero the previous evening so were able to continue our journey.
I'm actually not sure that this is the case. You'd have to view the contract they signed with Tesla. It seems like offering restrooms to people using the supercharger would be the bare minimum.It's totally within their right to not allow non guests to use the property.
Agree with all this. In fact, I easily could have seen myself staying at the hotel at some point in the future (as evidenced by the fact I looked into it last time I was there), but obviously I never will now. I'm not going to pay $1800/night but I frequently travel off-peak season, on weekdays, etc. and I look for good deals at high end properties just to sample the experience for a couple nights here or there. Treating Tesla owners like peons is definitely a strange business model.I wouldn't say 5 star. Prices do not give a hotel stars. Service does. A true 5 star hotel - and there are some in this part of California, treats all people they come in contact with as future guests... also the folks they treat less may be the ones who dole out the hotel ratings.
Totally depends on what the agreement with Tesla is. What you are saying is not necessarily true.Just because there is a supercharger there does not mean you are entitled to use nearby facilities. There are 2 restaurants around there which you should be able to use the facilities if you are a patron but don't assume you have the right just because you have a Tesla. Even a low end restaurant like Pea Soup in Gustine has a sign that says restrooms are for customers only. The fault is with Tesla, not with the local establishment.