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Why Resort Fees Can Be a Good Thing

Additional resort fees charged at a lot of Florida hotels can scare some potential guests; however, these fees can sometimes save money. So, what exactly do resort fees cover and why do I have to pay them?

Hotels in Florida -- home to some of the most beautiful beach in the world -- typical charge a resort fee of $10-$15 per night. These fees include trip essentials such as:

  • Beach lounge chairs and beach towels
  • Wireless Internet access in lobby and in room
  • On-site parking
  • Use of resort fitness center

Absurd? Not at all. Many resorts that do not charge these fees could get you in other ways and often for more money. Parking at beachfront hotels can cost upwards of $20 per night. Beach chairs, towels and internet use can be $10 per night. Thinking of staying at a hotel for three nights? That’s an additional $60 in parking alone. If you would have paid the flat resort fee you could have saved enough money to treat yourself to a nice dinner at the hotel.

At the end of the day, the pros of resort fees can outweigh the cons.

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Jaclyn

Deal Expert, Miami
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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