Got an offer for three nights comped at the Plaza. Surprising, since in the past twelve months I have been in there twice and maybe dropped a twenty each time. Never stayed there before. After closing up the reservation on the phone the agent informs me that they require a fifty dollar deposit at check-in which may be refundable at check-out. The word 'may' really strikes a chord based on many of the business practices they have been involved with in recent years. I could not get the agent to comment on whether or not the deposit was routinely refunded after a normal hotel stay; she just kept saying 'Legal' required her to say it that way. Something to worry about, or just more lawyers making the world a better place?