Resort Fees In New York

You might have encountered resort fees or additional surcharges while travelling to New York  and a few other destinations. This is something you should keep in mind when you’re planning and budgeting a trip. The hotel industry has a few extra hidden charges for things such as a mini-bar “restocking fee,” a “baggage holding fee”, “phone charges”, “charger/adapter charges” etc. Extra charges are not new, but at times they can make a considerable impact on your spend.  The resort fees are most prevalent in a few specific destinations: New York ,Las Vegas, the Caribbean, Florida, and Hawaii.

 

What is a Resort Fee?

They’ve been around since the 90’s. Mostly charged for the upkeep of high-end facilities, resort fees sometimes also include ‘perks’ like a newspaper, local phone calls etc. The resort fee is almost always a fixed rate that is paid per room, per night and in some cases, per person. It involves daily supplementary charges like a fitness facility, pool charges, wireless internet, airport shuttle etc and doesn’t qualify for reward program spending.

The resort fees are in some ways hidden charges, handled independently of the quoted room night rate. They’re usually unadvertised and can create confusion for a customer while clearing the bill at the end of their stay. In 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (the consumer protection body) requested hotels that these costs be made more explicit upon booking.
You need to look for resort fees while booking a hotel. In most cases, an additional 12% tax is also involved.

How much?

Here’s a complete list of New York Hotels that charge a resort fee and the facilities they provide.

Hotel NameWiFi FeeParking FeeValet Parking FeeBreakfast feePet DepositPets feeMandatory fees/Deposit
Jane HotelFree$50.00
RefineryFree$68$20 – $30
The MichelangeloFree$45$55$30 – $40
City Rooms Chelsea
NYMAFree$30 – $40
Row NYCFree$40$6 – $15$50.00
Manhattan at Times SquareFree$52 – $65$6 – $15$50.00
Paramount HotelFree$65$65$28$125
Hotel Newton$5.95$35 – $45
Park CentralFree$65 – $75$10 – $20$50.00
Hotel BelleclaireFree$59 – $69$12
RoyaltonFree$56$12 – $26$150
Dream MidtownFree$35 – $45$55 – $65$20 – $35$75
Westhouse HotelFree$58 – $68$65 – $75Free$150
Mela Times Square
$45$55$16 – $25$150.00$150$50.00
Stewart Hotel$30$45 – $55$70 – $75$20$50$85.00
Park lane hotelFree$65$40$250$100.00
City Club HotelFree$41$10 – $20$150
Dream DowntownFree$65 – $75$23.50 – $45$99
Q&A ResidentialFree$35$100
The Knickerbocker HotelFree$65$45$250
The EvelynFree$55 – $65
citizenM Times SquareFree$19
The Wall street InnFree$60$50.00
The BlakelyFree$42
Incentra Village houseFree
Casablanca HotelFree$30
City Rooms SohoFree$50.00
Roger Smith HotelFree$50$100.00
NYLOFree$59$16.95$40$50.00
Maritime HotelFree$38$15 – $25
The QuinFree$65$26 – $40$100 

 

There are some hotels that don’t charge a resort fee at all!

How do I confirm if the Hotels charges resort fees and how much?
It’s always recommended to read the fine print before you book just to make sure the resort fees and taxes involved for the hotel and room type. Sometimes the resort fees could be greater than the hotel room rate. You also need to check and make sure about the taxes involved, it’s usually 12%.
If you’re booking with Waylo, ask about resort fees before booking, or just type in support.

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