Irma Evacuees Complain of Cleveland Hotel Price Gouging

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Bradley County
Bradley County

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (WDEF) — The city of Cleveland’s mayor’s office is investigating a complaint from Irma evacuees of hotel price gouging.

The mayor’s office says a Florida family reported a high rate at the La Quinta Inn.

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In a statement, Mayor Tom Rowland says he reached out to state officials, and was told the governor had not issued a proclamation concerning price gouging, and it would be very difficult to enforce.

He says he believed the hotel comped the family, and said it was a misunderstanding.

Officials with the Mayor’s office say La Quinta Inn is now giving people from Florida their cheap rate.