The Essentials

Junk Fee for Early/Late Check Outs

Most of us have either heard about or experienced junk fees at hotels.

In particular, these are the insidious and not often properly disclosed resort fees, sometimes called hospitality fees, that can range from $20 to $80 per day.


Now, get ready for a different kind of junk fee — charges for early check in or late check out, even if it’s a matter of minutes. They can range from $25 to more than $100.


But there is some good news. These fees are negotiable in advance and often disputable if not disclosed. Don’t just talk to the front desk clerk but speak to the manager on duty to get these charges taken off your bill.