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Help Me List Hotel Properties Here to Fight Resort Fees

ou should not have to find a room rate for a hotel property — only to be surprised with a mandatory resort fee lurking during the booking process; so I have decided to start a comprehensive list of hotel properties which charge resort fees because I have been adamant about what I believe is a legal but potentially deceptive practice.

Because this is a potentially massive project, I intend to revise and update this list on an ongoing basis — but I need your assistance. Please help me list hotel properties here to fight resort fees — if only to equip you with a database of sorts to which you may easily refer.

Please also help get the word out about this article so that others may contribute information. If we can work together, we can fight the pervasiveness of resort fees by spreading the word and choosing to boycott hotel properties which engage in this practice.

I have started the list below and plan on adding to the list because I do not like resort fees; but I have a feeling that there will be many hotel properties added to it. Depending on the information, the formatting of the list may change; but for now, I am most interested in getting as much information on this list as soon as possible.

The names of the hotel and resort properties are linked directly to the official Internet web sites of those properties; and the resort fee amounts include tax where applicable. If there are any errors or updates, please alert me to them so that I may keep this list as accurate as possible.

Please submit your candidates of hotel properties — along with links — which charge mandatory resort fees in the Comments section below. Thank you in advance.


The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba
14 percent added to the room rate




The Phoenician, A Luxury Collection Resort
$29.00 per room per night


Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort
$22.00 per room per night


Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis Resort
$20.00 per room per night



Sheraton Carlsbad Resort & Spa
$14.00 per room per night

Indian Wells

Miramonte Resort and Spa
$30.00 per room per night

San Diego

Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
$15.78 per room per night

The Westin San Diego
$22.54 per room per night

The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter
$22.54 per room per night



Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa
$28.00 per room per night

Fort Lauderdale

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale
$25.00 per room per night

Key West

Sheraton Suites Key West
$25.00 per room per night

Marco Island

Marco Island Marriott Beach Resort, Golf Club & Spa
$25.00 per room per night


Hilton Grand Vacations Suites on International Drive
$25.00 per room per night

Hilton Orlando Lake Buena Vista
$24.00 per room per night


The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota
$28.00 per room per night



Hilton Waikoloa Village
$25.00 per room per night

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay
$31.25 per room per night

Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
$30.00 per room per night


Courtyard Kaua’i at Coconut Beach
$20.00 per room per night

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa
$26.04 per room per night

Kaua’i Marriott Resort
$30.00 per room per night


Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
$40.00 per room per night

Hyatt Regency Maui Resort and Spa
$30.00 per room per night

Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
$30.00 per room per night


Ambassador Hotel Waikiki
$20.94 per room per night

Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa
$31.41 per room per night

Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa
$31.41 per room per night

The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort
$36.65 per room per night

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel
$26.18 per room per night

Sheraton Waikiki
$31.41 per room per night

Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa
$30.00 per room per night



Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
$10.70 per room per night

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi
$10.08 per room per night

Tunica Resorts

Gold Strike Casino Resort
$9.63 per room per night



Fiesta Henderson
$11.29 per room per night

Green Valley Ranch Resort Spa & Casino
$28.24 per room per night

Sunset Station Hotel & Casino
$16.94 per room per night

The Westin Lake Las Vegas Resort & Spa
$32.48 per room per night

Las Vegas

Aria Resort & Casino
$39.20 per room per night

Bellagio Las Vegas
$39.20 per room per night

Boulder Station Hotel & Casino
$14.55 per room per night

Circus Circus
$22.40 per room per night

The D Las Vegas
$22.60 per room per night

Downtown Grand Las Vegas
$22.34 per room per night

El Cortez Hotel and Casino
$10.95 plus tax per room per night

Excalibur Hotel and Casino
$22.60 per room per night

Golden Gate Hotel & Casino
$25.00 per room per night

Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – Las Vegas
$25.00 per room per night

Hooters Casino Hotel Las Vegas
$17.95 per room per night

Luxor Hotel and Casino
$28.00 per room per night

Mandalay Bay
$32.48 per room per night

MGM Grand
$32.48 per room per night

Monte Carlo Las Vegas Resort and Casino
$28.00 per room per night

New York New York
$32.48 per room per night

Palace Station Hotel & Casino
$16.79 per room per night

The Palazzo Las Vegas
$29.00 per room per night

Plaza Hotel Casino
$20.16 per room per night

Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa
$27.99 per room per night

Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino
$15.67 per room per night

SLS Las Vegas
$32.48 per room per night

Vdara Hotel & Spa
$32.48 per room per night

The Venetian Las Vegas
$29.00 per room per night

The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino and Spa
$24.99 per room per night

Wynn Las Vegas
$39.20 per room per night

North Las Vegas

Texas Station Gambling Hall & Hotel
$14.55 per room per night

Fiesta Rancho
$11.19 per room per night


Circus Circus Reno Hotel & Casino
$9.06 per room per night

New York

New York

Crowne Plaza Times Square Manhattan
$27.22 per room per night

Le Parker Méridien New York
$16.33 per room per night

The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel
$27.22 per room per night

Park Central Hotel New York
$27.21 per room per night

Puerto Rico

Rio Grande

The St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort
$60.00 per room per night

Vieques Island

W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island
$60.00 per room per night

United States Virgin Islands

Saint Croix

Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa
$25.00 per room per night

Saint Thomas

Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort
$45.00 per room per night

The Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas charges a resort fee of $28.00 per room per night. Photograph ©2014 by Brian Cohen.

    1. Interesting — I did not know about that Internet web site, AaronInBKK, as I have been checking the official Internet web sites of the hotel properties themselves for the most accurate information. I will look into it.

      Thank you for the link.

  1. Ritz Carlton in Ft Lauderdale, Naples, Sarasota

    What upset me is that I was getting in to the Ft Lauderdale property at 10pm and and leaving at 7am. I said that I won’t be using their resort services so I shouldn’t pay for something I wasn’t going to use. They took it off after arguing. I should not have to argue over that. They don’t need my money for a service they know I won’t use.

    1. …and you should not have paid that resort fee, Barbara Baldwin.

      It is one thing to charge a resort fee to someone who uses the facilities included as part of the resort fee; but to charge a guest a resort fee when they cannot use those facilities is nothing more than free money for the hotel property — pure and simple.

      I added the hotel properties which you suggested except for both of The Ritz-Carlton properties in Naples, where I could not find a resort fee. I want to ensure that the list is accurate.

      Thank you, Barbara Baldwin.

      1. The Ritz Carlton Beach Resort in Naples just began charging a $35 resort fee this month. It covers “the shuttle to the Ritz Tiburon property” which has always been free, wi-fi which was already included with many room packages/Marriott rewards membership and beach chair with umbrella.

  2. Hawaii
    Waikiki Gateway Hotel $10 per day
    Ambassador Hotel Waikiki $20.94 per accommodation, per night

    1. I did not see a resort fee for the Waikiki Gateway Hotel, Jason; but I included the Ambassador Hotel Waikiki to the list.

      Thank you!

  3. Resort Fees is the Hot Topic @ the Miami Beach Hotel & lodging Association. for 2016. Every Single Hotel (Except Fontainbleau, W and few boutique from 1 to 5*) apply this extra charge [from $10 to $75] but it s fairly resent (3 years ago) that Median & Most affordable Leisure properties would come up with their very own vision of ‘Resort’. I can email you the list if you give me an adress.
    Now Looking at how heated are those Meetings between Miami Beach City hall and Hotel Management companies, I have a feeling that these practices will collapse and regulated.

    1. I will send to you my contact information if you allow me to use your e-mail address, Tom-Tom.

      Thank you.

  4. The Marriott Waikiki beach, Oahu. I believe it was about $37/night. Sorry, can’t find anywhere on Marriott’s website listing the resort fee.

  5. Several in Hawaii that I’ve come across while I plan a trip.
    Courtyard Kauai at Coconut Beach: $20
    Sheraton Waikiki: $31.41
    Royal Hawaiian: $36.65
    Sheraton Princess Kaiulani: $26.18
    Moana Surfrider: $31.41
    Sheraton Kona $31.25

  6. Marriott Frenchman’s Reef in St. Thomas, USVI charges a whopping $45 resort fee.

    ” Please Note – Daily resort fee of USD 45 in addition to rate includes WiFi, rental snorkel gear, floats, aerobics classes and more!”

  7. Both Westins in Las Vegas (one right off the strip and the “resort” in Henderson) have a resort fee.

  8. Kaua’i Marriott Resort $30.00 day

    For $210 per week, you get free internet, 2 mai tai’s and parking. As a Platinum Elite I receive free internet regardless, and I don’t rent a car – $210 for 2 drinks seems a bit over the top. In addition, you do not see this fee until you view rates for specific dates. The general information page provides details on their internet and parking costs only, no mention of a resort fee. BTW – this is not waived for Platinum elites.

    1. I have added this resort property to the list, JohnSD; and I agree that that resort fee is little more than simply taking money from you — hence, this effort to combat resort fees.

      Thank you.

  9. Hilton Lake Buena Vista in the Orlando/Disney area . . . I stayed there and had the resort fee reduced to $12 per night (if I remember correclty) as a HHonors Gold member

    1. Your experience proves that it never hurts to ask for a reduction or elimination of the resort fee, Alon.

      Thank you.

  10. The Phoenician in Scottsdale charges $29 plus tax; the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak in Phoenix charges $22 plus tax. The Hilton Tucson El Conquistador gets $20 per tax. Moving on to my favorite hotel in Kauai, The Grand Hyatt, the fee is $25 plus tax.

    I think a list of resort-type hotels that have thus far bucked the resort fee trend, such as the Marco Island Hilton Beach Resort and Spa, would probably be a lot shorter! Kudos to them!

    1. All of the hotel and resort properties you posted have been added to the list, PSL.

      I enjoyed the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa when I stayed there years ago using my Gold Passport points. I do not recall paying a mandatory resort fee when I redeemed points for my stay. Hopefully that is still true today.

      As I continue to compile this list, I am agreeing with you more and more that listing resort properties which do not charge a mandatory resort fee would probably be a lot shorter — and perhaps that is a separate article worth considering.

      Thank you, PSL.

  11. In NYC, the following property has a resort fee: Ramada/Wyndham New Yorker hotel on W35th Street & 8th Ave in Manhattan. They just instituted this New York City resort fee this year and try to charge it even on bookings made well before there was any resort fee mentioned at check-in.

    1. I calculated the resort fee at $27.22, which is $25.00 plus the New York City sales tax of 8.875 percent, GUWonder; and that hotel property has been added to the list. Thank you.

      Attempting to charge unsuspecting guests that “facility fee” — by which it is known at that hotel property — on reservations booked well before any resort fee was mentioned when checking in is unscrupulous at best.

    1. Clearly stated, DJ? Not exactly…

      …that $25.00 resort fee does not include sales tax, which increases it to a total of $28.00; and I included that in the list.

      Thank you.

  12. Brian, thank you for doing this. These fees listed are so incredibly high. When I stayed at Circus Circus it was $5 per page to print by boarding pass in addition to the fee.

    I only go to LAS on business. I do not use the resort yet the fees are mandatory even tho I don’t use any of the facilities. So, hotels need to, at the very least, unbundle the fee from the room. They could require a pass key/or code to get into the facilities to ensure accurate calculation of use of facilities for billing purposes.

    One final point. Airlines are being criticized for fees but they argue the unbundling save pax money and I buy that because I don’t check bags but I do by early boarding which I value. But regulations are afoot because of the fees at DOT. DOT does not have jurisdiction over hotels but what about FTC?

    1. As I wrote in this article on November 28, 2012, Kathryn Creedy, the Federal Trade Commission did take action against resort fees; but it was quite weak, to say the least:

      The agency warned 22 hotel operators that their Internet reservation web sites may violate the law by providing a deceptively low estimate of what consumers can expect to pay for their hotel rooms. Obviously, that action was ineffective at best.

      Charging you five dollars for what amounts to pennies worth of paper, toner and electricity is essentially classless and chintzy, in my opinion — especially after you had already paid a resort fee.

      As for compiling this list, Kathryn Creedy: if it helps even one person save on resort fees, then it was worth it…

  13. Maui, HI:
    Wailea Beach Marriott Resort and Spa: $30
    Hyatt Regency Maui: $30

    US Virgin Island:
    Renaissance St. Croix Carambola Beach Resort & Spa: $25 per day per room (called service charge)

  14. Aira is $32.48 (includes tax) and you basically get nothing but Internet for that price.

    Bellagio also has a resort fee which I think is $30 before tax

    My favorite is Puerto Rico. I checked multiple hotels and brands before I booked and they all had an 18% mandatory resort fee. So the more you pay for the room the higher the resort fee but what you get is exactly the same!

    Hilton Waikoloa (Big Island, Hawaii) resort fee is $25 and no longer includes self-parking! That was another $20+.

    Marriott Waikoloa resort fee is $30 but does at least include parking.

    I hate resort fees but it seems that in some locations there is not way to avoid them.

    1. I have added all of the hotel and resort properties you submitted, Denise. Thank you.

      I never liked Las Vegas; so I have no problem avoiding it altogether. I also attempt to avoid other locations where mandatory resort fees are rampant and pervasive — and I am successful at that far more often than not.

      There are pros and cons to fixed mandatory resort fees versus those calculated by percentage, which I may address in a future article…

  15. At least some of the mentioned properties in the comments section have some corporate rates that waive the resort fee.

    1. That is certainly one form of relief from paying resort fees, GUWonder; but that caused me to wonder: are there any hotel or resort properties which will waive resort fees to elite level status members who pay with money instead of miles or points?

  16. The Park Central hotel in NYC also has has a $25+tax resort fee.

    None of these NYC properties had a resort fee five years ago, but now this scam is increasingly spreading in NYC too. State and federal regulators need to squash this “mandatory fee” nonsense being instituted by hotels.

    1. You jogged my memory of this article which I wrote on December 9, 2012:“facilities”-fee-time-for-a-boycott.html

      That was when the Le Parker Méridien hotel in New York announced that it would implement a mandatory daily facilities charge of ten dollars per day effective as of January 1, 2013; and there is a link to a discussion on FlyerTalk to which you posted:

      Can you recall if this is the hotel property which started this disturbing trend in New York, GUWonder? For me, it was the first time I had heard of this “mandatory daily facilities charge” in New York.

      This reminds me: I need to add this hotel property to the list; and I noticed that the “mandatory daily facilities charge” increased to $16.33, which includes New York City tax.

      That is ridiculous. I agree with you that state and federal regulators need to squash this “mandatory fee” nonsense being instituted by hotels — and I would not be surprised if separating resort fees from the room rate allows the hotel property to enjoy any sort of tax or financial benefit…

    1. …and to add insult to injury, do not forget the $1.78 which is added as tax because of the resort charge, socadave.

      Thank you.

  17. Thank you for your time and effort to compile these lists…

    People reading this: Whenever possible…. Boycott any accommodation that conspires to defraud you… “resort fees” are the bastard child of Robin Hood .. in reverse!

    As far as I know there are only four hotel casinos in Las Vegas Nevada that DO NOT tack on their spurious “resort fee”. Main Street Station, The 4 Queens, The California, and the Freemont.

    It is easier to list the regrettable FEW who do not charge than the endless list of greedsters that have jumped on the theft bandwagon.

    1. That listing the few hotel casinos which do not tack on resort fees is far easier than listing the ones which do does seem rather shameful, Nancy Vinal (Watcher).

      I would not mind paying what they want as long as they are completely up front and transparent about it — and I will bet that many other people would feel similarly.

      1. I first visited Las Vegas in 1958… then after many short visits, I lived there for 14 years, finally moving away 2005.. so I experienced the town when it was truly customer oriented.
        The casinos made their money from the tables and the slots. Food was low cost and hotel rooms ranged from acceptable at $20.00.. all the way to high end, which were usually comped if you were even a mid-range player.

        I refuse to pay ANY resort fee anywhere. Such fees demonstrate that the establishment no longer respects the guests who they depend on to prosper. And the manner in which the fees are coerced out of the customer is deceptive and insulting.
        I will no longer go to Las Vegas if the four Freemont Street hotels institute a resort fee, and if there were a lot more people like me, there would be far fewer “resort fees”.

  18. Brian, Your Vegas ones are a bit out of date. Aria and Bellagio are now $39.20. Wynn is not $97.00, it’s $35.00+tax. The Downtown Vegas Properties are: The D – $22.60, Downtown Grand – $22.34, El Cortez – $10.95+tax, Plaza Las Vegas – $20.16, Golden Gate – $22.60. Downtown Properties that have no resort fees are Four Queens, Fremont, The California and Main Street Station.

    1. I think I have them all, Mike L. Thank you very much!

      Anti-virus software warned me about the Internet web site of El Cortez being unsafe; so I did not want to venture further to find out what exactly is the tax.

      I have no idea how I got $97.00 as the resort fee for Wynn…

  19. Glad this site still exists. In 2015 we arrived straight from Europe, in Miami at about 20.00 hrs at the Royal Palm South Beach Hotel. I must have paid way too much already as the lobby was full with pakpackers. As we checked out the next morning, how could I have used the facilities included in the resort fee they charge? Moreover I am over 80 years old and not even capable of using them. This is an aspect that shhould be kept in mind. This was the hotel that without explanation took another $10 from my credit card.

  20. The Paramount Hotel New York

    Charged a $25 facility fee – this was revealed upon checkout, the reservation was made through Best Day and nowhere in that booking was there a mention of an additional fee.

  21. The Sheraton Hotel and Marina in San Diego has increased the resort fees to $24/per room per day.

  22. Just checked out of the Shelburne Hotel on Lexington Ave in NYC and had a surprise $25 facility fee on my bill – please add it to the list!

  23. The Paramount Hotel New York charged a $25 facility fee daily and the invoice is slipped under the door early morning on the check-out day (what a way to upset the customer at the end of the service!).

  24. We stayed in the Hudson Hotel New York and ended up paying an additional charge of $30 per night! Similar to Chiann above, we woke to find this bill slipped under our door on the final morning of our stay and this was the first mention of any additional charge. With no leisure facilities available at the hotel, no breakfast included in the price, or any other ‘complimentary’ extras, I can only assume we have been charged $30 a day for the use of wifi!

  25. Here are some Anaheim hotels/motels very close to Disneyland that have a resort fee. These are very basic accomodations, nothing fancy here! A number of other hotels in the area that I surveyed so far don’t seem to charge resort fees.

    Portofino Inn & Suites Anaheim – 1831 South Harbor Boulevard
    $18.72/night resort fee; $170 base rate

    Anaheim Islander Inn & Suites – 424 W Katella Ave; very basic motel-style
    $5/night resort fee; $125 base rate

    Comfort Inn (Choice) – 300 East Katella Ave; $5.85/night; $132 base rate; Note that you have to click n the ? by the taxes when you attempt to book to sew the breakdown

  26. Park Hyatt Aviara Resort in Carlsbad – $30/night; It shows online but I didn’t pay it since I was using free nights

  27. Paramount Hotel, NYC

    I had to email the hotel to ask about additional fees. They have replied I will HAVE to pay a facility/resort fee of $20 per day plus taxes, and a mandatory facility fee of $22.95 per day then they go on to say The Paramount Hotel has a Mandatory Facilities Fee of $20 per day. What the hell does this mean. I have asked them to just put in plain English how much I have to pay for my 4 nights stay. I also pointed out that I will not be using the gym, mini bar, free in-room national and international calls (as my mobile covers me for calls/texts/data in multiple worldwide countries), pay per view movies and if I was eating in the restaurant I would pay my bill after finishing my meal (that way they can’t hit you with nasty surprises). Having stayed at hotels all over the world, I am infuriated by this ‘Mandatory’ fee. How the hell is this legal? We wouldn’t put up with this rubbish in the UK. What a money-making racket. Will never visit NYC ever again that’s for sure. Sadly, I’m too late to cancel now and as this was booked as a part of a round the world trip by a specialist agent, who advised me there would not be any further fees at any of the hotels I’m staying in apart from incidentals fee. I then found out from a friend who had just returned from NYC and had the same nasty shock as I’m having now! Not very good publicity for NYC and I believe other states in the US now. As a result of this, I have found out that 4 friends who were planning to visit these states in the very near future, are taking their business elsewhere and I don’t blame them. Something needs to be done about this. It’s tantamount to theft. A bit like going into Walmart, handing over a load of cash or allowing them to take money off your credit card and walking out of the store with no goods!

  28. The Revere Hotel in Boston Charges A facilities fee of a little over $20.00 – I tried to have it removed and on a few occasions have been successful at asking during checkout. However, I have had times where the checkout person mumbles off some sort of long winded rubbish about how it includes this, that, and everything else etc.

    1. I added it to the database, Amanda Kyles; but the official Internet web site of the hotel clearly states that the resort fee is $25.00 per day.

      Was the three extra dollars per day taxes on the resort fee?

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