Yesterday, the Union Street Guest House, located in Hudson Valley, New York, received some of the worst reviews in its 184-year history.
The dozens of one-star Yelp reviews – including one from a disgruntled "Adolf H." – stemmed from an article in the New York Post that claimed the hotel had a policy of charging customers $500 for each negative online review posted by their wedding guests after staying at the hotel.
Hundreds of angry reviews also flooded the inn's Facebook page.
"Beware of any hotel (or any business for that matter) that threatens retaliation for expressing an honest opinion," wrote one Facebook user.
"You won't have to worry about bad reviews because no one will be there," wrote another.
As of early yesterday morning, the historic hotel's website had the following policy statement posted in its wedding section:
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"If you have booked the Inn for a wedding or other type of event anywhere in the region and given us a deposit of any kind for guests to stay at USGH there