Abbott's lawsuit says Hotel Nacogdoches boosted its normal room rate from $49.99 -- the advertised rate on the marquee -- to $109. The Super 8 Brookshire Motel located west of Katy, charged evacuees $125 for a room that normally cost $99.
Both properties charged evacuees state and local hotel and motel taxes despite Gov. Rick Perry's declaration waiving them, Abbott said Thursday.
State law prohibits businesses from selling fuel, food, lodging and medicine at exorbitant rates during a declared disaster.