This year, hotels in the U.S. will reap nearly $3 billion in fees from travelers. This is 8% higher than last year, and it’s only going to get worse.
We’re talking $25 to $40 a day resort fees, and it’s not just resorts charging them but city hotels as well. It’s called drip pricing, which is advertising low room rates but then adding the extra fees. Many claim that this is deceptive price advertising.
So what can you do?
Make sure the resort fee is disclosed in writing at the time of booking, whether directly with the hotel or online. If not, and if you’re paying with a credit card, you are within your rights to dispute the charge.