These days the expectation is that Motels provide free wifi access. Five years ago, this was not the case and everyone charged a small fee for its use. We were in fact slow in dropping the charge and lost business as a result.

Many Motels around here even have 'free wifi' on their signage, so you have to go with the flow. I don't provide the same down load speed or band width as the Plaza, but more than adequate for our customer base usage.

Cost wise; it costs me nothing! I use the same ADSL line and modem that I need to run the motel. The only cost was a more powerful aerial that cost me all of $125.