Breakfast at the Fairmont Hotel isn't cheap to begin with: Eggs Benedict with home fries will set you back $26, and sourdough French toast is $24. But if you're visiting the hotel's Laurel Court Restaurant and Bar this week, you'll have to spend a $50-per-person minimum on breakfast in addition to an 18 percent “service charge” — and if you stay longer than 90 minutes, you'll be charged an extra $30 per hour, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

Don't worry, this isn't our permanent new reality. You can thank the 38th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference for the extra charges. The conference takes place from today, Jan. 13, to Thursday, Jan. 16.

The head of San Francisco Travel told The Chronicle that this is just "premium or congestive pricing" and is only in effect for the duration of the conference. It's not a new policy, and it's "fairly standard practice" when groups this size visit the city (over 9,000 J.P. Morgan conference attendees will flood San Francisco this week).

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"We have a minimum spending rule and a time frame, otherwise they linger and tie up the tables turning the restaurant into a big meeting room and the servers and our other customers would suffer," Fairmont General Manager Paul Tormey told The Chronicle.

Over at the Sir Francis Drake Hotel, the San Francisco Business Times reports space in the lobby is going for $300 for a three-hour time slot.

Read the full Chronicle story here.

Madeline Wells is an SFGATE associate digital reporter. Email: madeline.wells@sfgate.com | Twitter: @madwells22