As John A stated…IT IS NOT FREE. However the jerks loading down w/ oranges are not stealing. There is not , in my observation, a sign stating you can only have what you can eat in the room.
Hotels don’t want to PO the customers. 99% are reasonable or 30% don’t eat at all. The jerk taking a box of oranges is figured into the mix.
I am one who some will consider a thief. I rise and leave before the kitchen or buffet is ready and eat breakfast at another of the same chain a few hours later. I have been told by workers at the next place this is fine. Haven’t a clue if they care or not. I know each place is not owned by …Hampton Inn…but they accept a road warrior w/o question. I haven’t even asked about it in five plus years…desk clerks blew me off too many times to worry about it anymore.