What’s ahead for hotel guests in 2018?

When it comes to hotel fees and surcharges, guests are wondering: What’s next? Mandatory “hotel fees” mushroomed last year, even as hotels added new charges for all kinds of things, including cancellations and late checkouts. With pressure to squeeze even more profit...

City hotel resort fees? When is enough, enough?

Nobody likes city hotel resort fees. Except resorts (and non-resorts) that charge them. These mandatory charges, added to hotel rates even with a prepaid package, started out relatively modestly in actual resorts, but have risen quickly. Now, in Hawaii, several hotel...

Deceptive hotel resort fees sweep into DC

Deceptive hotel resort fees are cropping up in Washington, DC Washington, DC, has seen a 450 percent increase in the number of hotels that charge deceptive hotel resort fees in just one year. Marriott Hotels, headquartered right in the DC suburbs, has been accused by...

How can travelers avoid paying resort fees?

Mandatory resort fees are a sneaky way for a hotel to advertise one low price but charge travelers a much higher price when they get to the hotel. Resort fees are seeping in to America’s hotels at a rapid rate and they are usually never included in the initially...