- The one further from my destination is $3 a night cheaper, and offers data ports in every room.
- The closer one, without data ports, got much better reviews on all the comparison sites I found.
I thanked him for his time, and called the cheaper one. Armed with the last guy's suggestion, I asked about pricing on the data ports, and what kind of transfer rate that offered. He took in the question, pondered it for a moment, and then asked me if I wanted to make a reservation or what.
So, there's the answer. One of them uses those extra $3 a night to pay for competent employees.