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:
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.