Are they kidding with these resort fees?

Old Nov 30th, 2006, 02:37 PM
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We also avoid the types of hotels that charge these fees. I hate the feeling of being ripped off.

Plus, I find at places like these that we rarely use all the amenties. When we travel, we are out exploring and seeing the sites than hanging out at the hotel.

I usually stay at the types of resorts that charge these fees when I travel with my husband on business and I am not impressed. Yes, the hotels are nice, but the spa charges are outrageous. Seeing the bill takes give me back a little stress that the massage was supposed to help with!

I do use the gym, but find what most hotels call a gym is actually a very creative use of the word. One bike and a few hand weights is NOT a gym. It's not even a "home" gym! I like to lift weights, and few hotel gyms have decent weight equipment. I would pay a "reasonable" fee to use a good gym.

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Old Nov 30th, 2006, 02:59 PM
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I guess the best thing is to read the fine prints before accepting any thing. I stayed at the Bellagio resort in Las Vegas for my Honeymoon and did not have the same experience as some of you did. Should bring it to the attention of the management though. Hey, is it true that has the cheapest airline ticket online? can anyone corroborate this? I hear that their air or hotel prices are unbelievable. Can someone get back to me on that? I will really appreciate it.
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Old Nov 30th, 2006, 03:21 PM
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What exactly does it mean "the resort fees disclosed upfront"?

When you make reservation, let's say $200 a night for 3 nights, and resort fees would be $20 a night, is your total visible in the Internet reservation sight $600+$60=$660?

Or you learn about additional $20 upon arrival from the check-in person, is it still "upfront"?
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Old Nov 30th, 2006, 03:50 PM
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My reference to the fees being disclosed up front, it said "per day".
I also stayed at the Sahara (3 years ago), and both fees (phone and energy surcharge) were mentioned on the phone.
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Old Dec 3rd, 2006, 02:42 PM
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I agree that any additional fees should be included in the room rate so it is not perceived by the guest that they are being "nickled and dimed" all the time. My husband and I just returned from a vacation at an all-inclusive resort on the Riviera Maya near Cancun and did not have to pay any additional fees unless you wanted Spa services or golf.

I also feel some cruise ship lines should stop charging you fees for soft drinks and wine with dinner. Just build those things into the cruise price and we'll all be happier.

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Old Dec 19th, 2006, 03:59 PM
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Bishop's Lodge isn't worth the room price, anyway.
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