Hello everyone,

This might not be a grammatical question but it is related to the puntuation, here dash( -- ) ... so I put my question here.
As I know, dash is used when someone tries to explain something additionally.
Therefore here in the sentences below, I thought the part underlined is about the nicest room.
I mean only guests using the nicest room can get the benefits of "cookies and breakfast".

But on the website of the hotel, it doesn't give any hints about it.
(Rather, it just advertises those cookies and breakfast like this : "Indulge yourself with our home baked continental breakfast and freshly baked afternoon cookies each day in our Grand Lobby.")

So I'm wondering whether thoses treats apply to all the guests or just some guests only?
(If it applies to all the guests, the part with dash(--) should be separated from the other part, isn't it?)

What do you think about this?

hope to hear some of your opinions...


In Kalispell, the Kalispell Grand Hotel has smallish modern rooms. The nicest come with jetted tubs and a warm atmosphere – fresh baked cookies in the afternoon and an included home‐cooked breakfast in the morning. Rooms don’t have wi‐fi, but there is high‐speed internet access for those with laptop in tow.
Based only on the fragment that you quoted, I would assume that the cookies and the breakfast (in fact, even the "warm atmosphere") apply only to the "nicest" of the smallish, modern rooms.

The hotel's Web site makes it clear that everyone is eligible to enjoy these amenities as well.

<<edited to fix typo - thanks Anon>>
Once again, a dash makes things easier for the writer and harder for the reader.

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Um, shouldn't that be ...hotel's Web site... Grammar Geek?
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