Resort Fees Revealed

Resort Fee Checker is a new online tool that allows travelers to check the resort fee at over 2,000 U.S. hotels.

Resort fees are those annoying, expensive charges that hotels tack on for routine services that should be included in the room rate.

Resort fees are most frequently imposed in these popular destinations:  OrlandoLas VegasMiami,  AnaheimOahuPhoenixPalm SpringsMaui, and San Diego.

The fees can range from a few dollars up to $35 per night.

There fees cover a variety of amenities which vary from property to properly.  These amenities that are commonly free at other hotels, may include:

  • Pool
  • Fitness center
  • Business center
  • Internet access
  • Newspaper
  • Faxes
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking

Resort Fees:  Know Before You Go

Add-on charges such as resort and parking fees are especially annoying for users of Priceline and Hotwire, because the fees are may not revealed until deep into the booking process.

Resort Fee Checker was developed by the folks who run the HotelDealsRevealed website, where consumers can report the specifics of their Priceline wins.

Don’t be caught unaware!  If you are planning a resort trip, do your research in advance.

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Win a Yoga Getaway to Hawaii and a Year of Kind Bars

Oahu Wanderlust Festival

There’s a fun sweepstakes contest that will net you and a companion a trip to Hawaii to participate in the Wanderlust O’ahu Yoga Festival.  What’s more, the winner will receive a year’s supply of Kind nutrition bars (my favorite)!

Contest entry is easy via this online form.  The deadline to enter is January 28, 2014.

The grand prize includes:

  • Round trip airfare for winner and guest to O’ahu between February 27 – March 3, 2014;
  • Two Wanderlust O’ahu Festival tickets (February 27 – March 2, 2014);
  • Four night hotel stay from February 27 – March 3, 2014, (double occupancy);
  • $600.00 in American Express® Gift Cards;
  • KIND Prize Pack of  yoga mats, water bottles, and t-Shirts; and
  • One-year supply of KIND bars. 

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