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$200 for Kings parking? Luxe Hotel dares you to park there for the Stanley Cup

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Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals had the Luxe hotel charging $200 for parking.

The most expensive parking spot for the Kings game is not what you think.

Situated across the street from the Staples Center, the Luxe Hotel is getting roughed up for a photograph posted online by Unite Here Local 11 apparently hawking parking for tonight's game at $200. 

Parking manager Gerlado Villalvazo told KPCC that the hotel was charging $20 this morning and that the price jumped to $60 around 2:30 p.m. where it was holding steady as of 3:45 p.m. But spots could reach $200 -- a threshold it reached during last week's game.

The dramatic price spike, however, is less a function of greedy-fueled supply-and-demand mania, and more an issue of space. The ridiculous price tag is designed as a deterrent.

Villalvazo explained lightheartedly that motorists were ignoring the "Lot Full" and "Hotel Guests Only" signs, and were pulling in anyway causing trouble for guests and parking personnel.

The $200 sign surfaces "depending on how crazy it gets," he said, adding, that pushy drivers "want to go in [the parking lot] no matter what, and now they stop and think twice, or three times, or four times," before trying to park.

For those who think the price is right at $200, Luxe accepts cash and credit cards.

Lisa Brenner can be reached via Twitter @lisa_brenner

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