Ridiculous Fees - This is a list of fees a person has to pay when traveling. Some resorts charge for everything to a point that it’s becoming ridiculous. If you thought that the airlines charges were silly, wait until you find out what hotels charge for.
RESORT FEES - The only acceptable resort fees we can tolerate are ones that include both free internet and free use of the hotel gym. But for guests who don’t need to use the gym or the internet, these resort fees are just a waste of their money.
INTERNET FEES: You know how we feel about free WiFi in hotels but the sad fact remains that many hotels are overcharging guests to use the internet in-room. The worst offenders are the hotels that offer a pay-per-hour plan.
ROOM SERVICE FEES: Room service bills usually add an 18 percent gratuity to your order plus a delivery fee which can start at around $3 and go way up. We say only tip your server if the service was extraordinary.
BAG STORAGE FEES: You know how you always have to check out of your hotel way before your flight leaves? And then you store you bags with the bellmen so you can explore the sights one last time? Well, doing that can cost you from $2 to $5 a bag.
LATE CHECK-OUT FEES: We never seem to have much luck requesting late check-outs but although we’ve thought about squatting in a hotel room until we were good and ready to leave, the fear of being charged a half-day room rate (of if this is the Hard Rock, $100) has gotten us out the door by 11am.
MANDATORY HOUSEKEEPING FEES: We strongly believe that housekeeping should be recognized for their hard work but sometimes we don’t need our room to be cleaned, especially if it’s for a one or two night stay. So charging us a mandatory housekeeping fee, which is what the Atlantis Resort does, is just not fair.By: Kara Gilmour
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