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Resort Fees at Hawaii Hotels
There's 63 Hawaii hotels--mainly higher end resorts--that charge mandatory daily "Resort Fees" that are added to your bill upon checkout. These fees can cause "checkout sticker shock" if you don't include them in your trip cost calculations, so we've included a handy compendium below of which Hawaii resorts charge Resort Fees, how much they charge, and what you get in return.
 
Here at Travel Hawaii, we're not big fans of Resort Fees because we want to be able to sell our clients fully prepaid Hawaii hotel stays. Finding out at checkout that a hotel charges a hefty Resort Fee could certainly irk some travelers. So to help you make informed buying decisions, all of our hotel web pages specify when a hotel has a Resort Fee, how much it is, and what you get in return.
 
On the other hand, many Resort Fees appear to provide great value--as long as what they provide is something you'd normally use. Check out the table below. The variety of things you receive in exchange for paying your Resort Fee can be quite impressive.
 
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Resort Fees at Hawaii Hotels
(Per Room Per Day, not including 4.17% State Tax unless otherwise noted)
What the Resort Fee Provides Mandatory
or Optional
Amount
AQUA Hotel Molokai       Molokai

WiFi throughout the hotel, free local and domestic phone calls, use of business kiosk in the lobby, Fax and Copy services, daily coffee in the lobby,use of leisure equipment (beach chairs, mini coolers, snorkel gear).
mandatory $5.00
per night
Aqua Oasis, A Joy Hotel       Oahu

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $15.71
per night
Aston Aloha Beach Hotel       Kauai

Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston at Papakea Resort       Maui

Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston at Poipu Kai       Kauai

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston at the Maui Banyan       Maui

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston at the Waikiki Banyan       Oahu

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston Islander on the Beach       Kauai

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston Kaanapali Shores       Maui

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls; Free Family Portrait; Fitness Center Discount.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston Kona by the Sea       Big Island

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $12.00
per night
Aston Mahana at Kaanapali       Maui

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston Maui Kaanapali Villas       Maui

Wireless In-Room Internet access; Daily parking; unlimited local phone calls & long distance access charge; use of fitness center, special discount rates at the day spa.
mandatory $15.00
per night
Aston Maui Lu       Maui

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $15.00
per night
Aston Shores at Waikoloa       Big Island

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $10.00
per night
Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel       Oahu

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $23.00
per night
Aston Waikiki Circle Hotel       Oahu

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston Waikiki Sunset       Oahu

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Aston Waikoloa Colony Villas       Big Island

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $10.00
per night
Aston Waimea Plantation Cottages       Kauai

In-room Internet access; Playstation 2 console in each room; unlimited access to DVD movies and Playstation 2 games; in-room coffee and tea provided daily; daily newspaper; daily in-room safe; Local & Toll Free calls.
mandatory $18.00
per night
Banyan Harbor Resort       Kauai

Emergency surcharge; Kauai Athletic Club - Daily pass discount (33%) located across from Banyan Harbor; Kauai museum gift shop discount (15% on Hawaiian made products); Property & in-room Wi-Fi; Lobby guest computers and airline confirmations printing; Grocery discount card; 60 plus cable TV channels; DVD Library - 150 plus movies; Local calls; 30 minute daily long distance call, domestic US and Canada; Beach recreational equipment (snorkel gear, boogie boards, cooler-limited); 10% Discount at the Me Time Spa at our neighbor Harbor Mall; Parking; Pool, tennis, basketball, shuffleboard; Concierge and Activities desk on property.
mandatory $10.00
per night
Castle Hali'i Kai At Waikoloa       Big Island

Entry Gate Electronic Key Card (access to the resort premises and Ocean Club); Parking Permit.
mandatory $10.00
per night
Castle Kona Reef       Big Island

Castle calls this a Utility Fee.
mandatory $10.00
per night
Cliffs at Princeville       Kauai

Resort fee is per week.
mandatory $75.00
per stay
Fairmont Orchid Hawaii       Big Island

Unlimited basic internet access in guest rooms and resort public areas - wireless & wired (Fairmont's Club Members receive an upgrade to premium speed internet access.); Self-parking for one vehicle per room (Fairmont Gold Guests receive valet parking for one vehicle per room.); Local, domestic long distance and 1-800 access calls from guest room phone; Nightly housekeeping turndown service with bottled water for each registered guest;24 hour access to the fitness center; On demand shuttle transportation within the Mauna Lani Resort; One hour snorkel equipment rental (Based on two sets per room, per day); Various Cultural Activities including Outrigger Canoe Rides, Daily Arts and Crafts, Cultural Hikes, Tide Pool and Snorkel instructions. (Subject to available space)
mandatory $25.00
per night
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa       Kauai

Wired and wireless in-room internet access; access for two to the fitness center; self parking; unlimited local and 800 phone calls; one hour tennis court time; 10% discount on select merchandise at Anara Spa, the tennis center, Poipu Bay Golf Pro Shop, and Captain Andy's Lagon Side Hut; 10% discount on business center internet access; souvenir Grand Hyatt Kauai Luggage Tag available at the Logo Shop at the Tennis Center; local newspaper (available at front desk and elevator landings).
mandatory $25.00
per night
Grand Wailea Resort       Maui

Floral lei greeting and Mai Tai punch (non-alcoholic) upon arrival, unlimited local, toll-free, and credit card calls, coffee & tea in guest rooms, unlimited use of Spa Grande's cardiovascular and strength training facilities, participation in Yoga classes, admission to twice-daily scuba clinics, 24 hour business kiosk, complimentary beach umbrellas for use on Wailea Beach (subject to resort's inventory), participation in scheduled Garden and Art tours featuring the works of Botero, Leger, and Chihuly, in-room high-speed Internet access (up to 2 MB) with wireless capability. In addition, the Grand Wailea Resort has a $30/day valet-only parking charge. There is no self-parking.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Hali'i Kai At Waikoloa       Big Island

Electronic key cards for access to the property and Ocean Club facilities; Parking permit.
mandatory $10.42
per night
Hanalei Bay Resort       Kauai

Pool towels; local phone calls.
mandatory $5.00
per night
Hilton Hawaiian Village       Oahu

High Speed Internet access in guest rooms and all public areas; Local calls and 800 access calls; In-Room PlayStation 3 Console with unlimited movies and games; Daily cultural activities including Lei Making, Hula Lessons, Ukulele Lessons (Subject to class availability); Resort Audio Tour.
mandatory $30.00
per night
Hilton Waikoloa Village       Big Island

Internet/Wi-Fi access; Local & Toll Free Calls; Hula, Lei Making, & Ukulele Lessons; Play Station 3 with Unlimited Movies/Games; 20% discount on Lagoon Beach Toy Rentals; 10% discount on Cruises Ocean Sports.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Honua Kai Resort & Spa       Maui

Daily Parking, Unlimited Internet Access, In Room Safe, Access to the Fitness Center, Free Local and Toll Free Calls, Suite Starter Kit(laundry detergent, dishwasher detergent, bounce, sponge, liquid soap, dish towel and wash cloth, condiment and coffee).
mandatory $29.00
per night
Hotel Lanai       Lanai

This is a one-time airport service fee and applies to each person in your party. It allows guests to use transfer service between the Lanai Airport and Lanai Hotel.
$40.00
per stay
Hotel Renew by Aston       Oahu

Daily continental breakfast with morning coffee and tea service; WiFi access throughout hotel; Daily happy hour at Lounge Renew featuring signature cocktails; Use of beach gear; Blu-ray, DVD and PlayStation 3 game rentals; Cold scented towel and chilled beverage upon arrival; Mobile concierge; Local and toll-free calls; iDapt charger and docking station; eReaders for each guest to use; Daily newspaper in lobby; Access to a full-service fitness facility; Access to two resort pools; Aroma concierge; Specialty juice bar; Keurig coffee maker in room; Weekly mixer with hosted cocktails; In-room safe usage
mandatory $25.00
per night
Hotel Wailea Maui       Maui

Daily continental breakfast for all guests; valet or self parking; weekly managers reception; shuttle service to beach, shops, golf, & restaurants in Wailea; access to Hotel Wailea Spa; business center; fitness center and signing privileges at Grand Wailea.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa       Maui

Wireless in-room internet access, admission to the fitness center Moana Athletic Club, in-room coffee and tea, 800 and local calls, daily Maui News newspaper, one hour of court time at the Tennis Center.
mandatory $30.00
per night
Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa       Oahu

Wireless internet access; complimentary local phone and toll free calls; up to 60 minutes of international calls (per stay); health club access; resort cultural amenities (Hula lessons, Hawaiian history, etc.); beach amenities (towel, umbrella, beach chairs); 2 bottled waters daily.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Imperial of Waikiki       Oahu

Access to Kalia Spa Facility, unlimited local/toll free calls and use of in room safes.
mandatory $6.00
per night
JW Marriott Ihilani Ko Olina Resort & Spa       Oahu

High Speed Internet Access in-room (for access up to two (2) devices, valued at $14.95); Mai Tai for two (2) at Hokulea Lounge per stay (valued at $20.00); Kids 10 & under free breakfast buffet with each paid adult (valued at $10.00); 20% Discount at Reflections Boutique (excluding Sundry Shop); $100 Discount on Hawaiian Serenity Package at Ihilani Spa (50 minute facial & 50 minute massage, valued at $350.00); 45 minutes Daily Stretch by the Sea Fitness class (valued at $15); 30-minutes Tennis Court Time (valued at $20.00); 1-hour Beach Cabana (valued at $10.00); 30-minutes Water Hammock (valued at $25.00); 1-hour Snorkel Equipment (valued at $8.00); Beach and Lawn Toys (valued at $10.00); Unlimited Local Calls (valued at $3.00); 60-minutes Domestic Long Distance and International Calls Daily (valued at $20.00)
mandatory $30.00
per night
Kaanapali Beach Club       Maui

Parking; Internet; Local and toll free phone calls; Gym; Washer and dryer.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Kamaole Sands Resort Maui       Maui

Entry gate electronic card, pool gate codes, parking permit, morning Maui newspaper, Maui magazine, free local calls, complementary CyberCafe access card, Wednesday Mai Tai Party invitation.
mandatory $35.00
per stay
Kapalua Villas and Homes       Maui

Unlimited High Speed Cable and Wireless Internet Access in your villa; Unlimited local, long distance and select international long distance phone service; Use of Kapalua Tennis Garden facilities; Resort-wide shuttle on call from 6AM to 11PM daily; Airline boarding pass print kiosk in Reception Center; Use of in-villa safe; Incoming FAX service; Self-parking at your villa; Resort-wide charging privileges; Preferred guest rates at Kapalua golf courses; Preferred Kapalua Resort guest tee time reservations with 45 day advance booking.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Kauai Marriott Resort on Kalapaki Beach       Kauai

Unlimited In-Room High Speed Internet Access; Daily Self Parking; Local Inter-island, Toll Free Connect and Long Distance Phone Calls to the United States and Canada; Two Mai Tai Drinks per room, per stay; Merchandise Discount at participating retail shops on property; Free yoga classes; Free hula lessons.
mandatory $30.00
per night
Koa Kea Hotel & Resort at Poipu Beach       Kauai

In-room Internet access, use of fitness center, valet parking.
mandatory $26.04
per night
Koloa Landing at Poipu Beach Wyndham Grand Resort Hotel       Kauai

Wireless Internet Access in Rooms and elsewhere; self-parking; Use of Fitness Center; Use of Business Center; Local and 800 Calls
$25.00
per night
Maui Coast Hotel       Maui

Resort fee is FREE when booking with us. Includes: Bicycle and tennis court use; Parking; Wireless internet in the rooms; Shuttle service throughout Kihei Wailea area; Unlimited local and 800 phone calls; Use of computers in lobby; daily newspaper; use of fitness centers; laundry facilities on every even floor (soap 75 cents); in-room safe.
mandatory $17.50
per night
Maui Kai       Maui

Unlimited DVD rentals; Free in-state telephone calls; In-room beach towels; In-room safe; Morning lobby coffee service 7:00 am – 9:00 am; Daily maid service
mandatory $12.00
per night
Moana Surfrider, A Westin Resort & Spa       Oahu

High-speed internet access in guest room; Wireless high speed internet access in public areas to include lobby, pool area, and Banyan Courtyard; Self parking (valet parking available for a nominal fee); Unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls; Up to 60 minutes of long distance and international telephone calls per day; Children 12 and under eat for free from children's menu at designated dining outlets for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner with paying adult; Mini-surfing lesson (15 minutes, on the beach, on the basic fundamentals of surfing by Beach Services Surf Instruction); Moana Historical Tour (Monday, Wednesday and Friday); Ki Kilo Lani Yoga Class (Wednesday through Sunday) at 8:30am.
mandatory $31.41
per night
Outrigger Maui Eldorado Resort       Maui

Self parking, high speed in-room internet access, use of private beach cabana, towels and back rests at cabana, luggage storage, barbecue grills at pools.
mandatory $12.00
per night
Pacific Beach Hotel       Oahu

High Speed Internet access; Bottled Water; Toll Free and Local Phone Calls; Pool Towels; In-room Safe
mandatory $20.94
per night
Point at Poipu       Kauai

Parking; Internet access; Access to fitness center; Local and toll free telephone calls.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Ritz Carlton Kapalua       Maui

Wireless high-speed internet access, local telephone calls, toll-free telephone access, discounted golf fees and preferred tee times, Resort shuttle services (Kapalua Resort & West Maui Kapalua Airport only), use of our 24-hour fitness center, Aloha Friday festivities and cultural history tours, arts & crafts, self-parking, resort charging privileges at select shops and restaurants, and in-room coffee.
mandatory $30.00
per night
Royal Hawaiian Hotel       Oahu

Valet parking; high-speed internet access in guest room; unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls; up to 60 minutes of long distance and international telephone calls per day; two bottles of water in room per day; children 12 and under eat for free from children's menu in designated dining outlets with paying adult; non-alcoholic Blue Hawaii (two drink coupons per three night stay) available at the Mai Tai Bar only.
mandatory $36.65
per night
Sheraton Kauai Resort       Kauai

High-speed Wireless Internet access in guest rooms; Self parking; Use of Tennis Courts; Toll free telephone calls; Local on-island telephone calls; Morning Oceanfront Yoga (Tuesday, Thursday, Friday); Daily cultural arts and crafts including Hula Lessons and Lei Making; Guest news library with internet and e-mail access; Access to the Oceanfront Fitness Center.
mandatory $31.25
per night
Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay       Big Island

High-speed internet access in guest room and on the lobby level ocean deck; Self-parking for one vehicle (Valet parking additional $6.00 per night); Unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls; Up to 30 minutes of long distance telephone calls (Inter-Island and Continental U.S.) per day; Use of the Keauhou to Kona Trolley; Two Bottles of water daily; Yoga classes Monday through Saturday mornings; Cultural tours Monday through Thursday; Hawaii Island Welcome Orientation Daily in the Lobby; Hula and Lei making lessons; 50% off one Bike Rental at the Flying Fish.
mandatory $31.25
per night
Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa       Maui

High-speed in-room Internet Access; Free wireless Internet access in Lobby and Pool Bar areas; Self Parking; Unlimited local (on island) telephone calls; Toll-free telephone call access up to 60 minutes per day; Shuttle service to Westin Maui Resort and Spa, Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas, and historic Lahaina town; Cultural activities.
mandatory $36.46
per night
Sheraton Princess Kaiulani Hotel       Oahu

High-speed internet access in guest room; Self parking; Unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls; Up to 60 minutes of long distance calls per day; Two bottles of water in room per day; Children 12 and under eat for free from childrens menu in designated dining outlets for breakfast, lunch, and/or dinner with paying adult; Beach Experience (use of sand chair and fresh towels; whole fruit and water services provided twice daily between 10am and 2pm when seated in designated area on Waikiki Beach); Two Princess Punch drinks per stay.
mandatory $26.18
per night
Sheraton Waikiki Resort       Oahu

High-speed internet access in guest room; Self parking; Unlimited local and 1-800 telephone calls; Up to 60 minutes of long distance and international telephone calls per day; Adult pool floats; Fresh fruit served twice daily by pool staff at the Infinity Pool; Use of MP3 player featuring Hawaiian music; Use of portable DVD player with 8 inch screen and selected newly released movies; Fitness Classes; Children 12 and under eat for free from the childrens menu at designated dining outlets; Collections of Waikiki coupons; 4X6 color photograph per room.
mandatory $31.41
per night
Turtle Bay Resort & Ocean Villas       Oahu

Wi-Fi internet access for in-room and public areas; Self-Parking; Two hours snorkel equipment rental for two people per day; Access to Fitness Club; Daily newspaper delivery to guest floor; Long distance access including 800 numbers, credit card and collect calls; Unlimited local telephone calls; One hour Tennis court usage per person per day; In-room safe use; In-room private label coffee and tea; Incoming guest faxes; Access to the Business Center; One Hour Volleyball Rental; Live entertainment throughout the hotel’s Food & Beverage outlets; Complimentary 10-minute Stand Up Paddle Board Clinic.
mandatory $33.51
per night
Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa       Oahu

In-Room Internet Access; One Mai Tai per day at Moana Terrace or Kuhio Beach Grill; 60-Minutes International or Long Distance Calls per day; Free 800 and Local Calls; Free Faxes up to 20 Pages; Daily Fitness Class; Daily Cultural Class; Free newspapers; $10.00 Off Stand-Up-Paddle or Surf Lesson from Kai's Surf Shop
mandatory $31.42
per night
Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa       Big Island

Daily self parking; Unlimited in-room high speed Internet access; Free local, inter-island, toll free connect and long distance calls to the U.S. and Canada.
mandatory $25.00
per night
Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa       Maui

Unlimited U.S. Domestic Long Distance Phone Calls; Unlimited Local Phone Calls; Outgoing Domestic; U.S. Fax Service (up to 20 pages); Daily Self-Parking; 15% discount on Laundry and Dry Cleaning Services; Grandes' Gems - 10% discount on jewelry purchases (excluding special events) and complimentary jewelry cleaning between the hours of 3pm-5pm daily; Mandara Spa - 10% discount on 50-minute service and complimentary spa gift; Mala Wailea Restaurant - 20% discount in Restaurant, Dinner only (excludes lounge dining, Pre Fixed Menu, early bird specials and alcoholic beverages); Maluhia Pool - 20% discount on full Cabana and Casabella rentals; Pool Side Concierge & Activities - 20% off any scuba lesson or ocean dive and 20% off paddle board rental; Two Welcome Mai Tai drinks per stay at Kumu Bar & Grill OR Two Cups of Starbucks Coffee per stay at Lauhala Hut; A 10% discount on 2 tickets for the Te Au Moana Luau. *Services are subject to change at the hotel's discretion.
mandatory $30.00
per night
Westin Maui Resort & Spa       Maui

High-speed in-room Internet access; Admission to the WestinWORKOUT Fitness Center; Self parking; Shuttle service to Kapalua West Maui Airport and to Kaanapali golf and tennis facilities; Westin Maui souvenir shopping bag; 2 bottles of spring water in room replenished daily as necessary; Outdoor portrait sitting and free 4 X 6 color photograph through Reflections Photography.
mandatory $31.25
per night
Whalers Cove       Kauai

Parking; Local and 800 calls; Internet access; Newspaper access in lobby; daily housekeeping; daily coffee; beach accessories;
mandatory $15.00
per night

 

Comments
17 Responses to Resort Fees at Hawaii Hotels & Resorts
On Jun 15, 2014 at 6:08P Bronwyn Landers said
I was seriously considering an extensive Hawaiian holiday, but now I have learned about the rip-off "resort fees" for services which are normally part of hotel's services, I have changed my mind. This is an appalling scam.
On Mar 15, 2014 at 06:39A Dale St. Gemme said
I was looking at going to Hawaii to celebrate our 50th anniversary, but will not go now that I have discovered the unfair resort fees. What a rip off. Cancun here I come. Bye bye Hawaii. Why did greed have to lead to ruining a good thing and a fantastic place to vacation?
On Feb 21, 2014 at 3:51P Karen said
I have spent days trying to book a nice vacation package for my daughter's 16th birthday. Resort Fees have added an additional cost I was not expecting. I am sorry the resort hotels in Hawaii have implemented such a shady tactic! Hello Jamaica..
On Feb 2, 2014 at 7:42P Barry P said
We have been traveling to Hawaii every couple of years. Until now I have not paid or even knew about this rip off. In the process of planning our next visit and will not be booking anywhere that charges this tax regardless of how attractive the hotel is.
On Nov 23, 2013 at 3:00P Irene said
Hawaii! Forget your saturation advertising downunder, you forgot to mention the resort rip-off charge. Just got slugged USD1,036 for fortnight's holiday. Talk about robbing tourists. We've just kissed Hawaii as our favourite holiday destination after 35 years due to this rip-off. Coming from Australia, we don't have a car, 1800 phone calls are free anyway, don't want a 'family painting', nor cultural activities (we can organise ourselves), pool towels (can use the room ones), bottled water in our room (isn't Hawaii's water safe to drink?), internet access of any speed (can use our iPhones), an iron & ironing board (what does the room rate include?)... next we'll be travelling with our own bed linen! The Royal Hawaiian Hotel can't understand English (it's America, isn't it?). On its website it says Resort Charge "EXclusions" when it is an "INclusion" - deceptive advertising - there are no EXclusions, it's mandatory so there. Goodbye Hawaii, beaut holidays but no more. Back to Aussie Gold Coast and Fiji.
On Mar 19, 2013 at 06:12A Rick said
Fees are per room
On Oct 1, 2012 at 6:05P Tim Dixon said
It is at a level that gets attention. We are avoiding them which equals zero revenue for those charging the fee. Thank you for bringing more attention to this expense.
On Apr 30, 2012 at 12:49P TM said
Would it be preferable to charge extra for parking, internet, fitness center, etc? If everything was included in the room rate, you'd also have to pay 9% hotel tax and 4% state tax on that amount.
On Nov 24, 2011 at 01:07A bill said
I've stayed at highish-end hotels in Hawaii for years, and this resort-fee business started a few years ago. Sad to say, it is probably here to stay. Of course it is a scam, since it is mandatory whether a guest uses the pool or gym or not. This is common in Vegas, where almost all the high-end places charges $20-$25/night for "resort fees". Since that is the routine, one either decides to stay at a nice hotel there, or not. Eventually, they will charge even higher fees while advertising lower base prices. Hawaii is just copying the same model. As someone already mentioned, this practice very efficiently shelters part of the hotel price from the likes of Orbitz, Hotwire, and the like. In terms of hospitality commercialization, Hawaii is already very much like Vegas, so I am not surprised it is following along.
On Nov 15, 2011 at 11:43A Kath Bignell said
I am from the UK and resort fees are new to me. I stayed 3 nights Royal lahanai Maui and 7 nights Turtle Bay Oahu Aug 2011. 5000 vacation cost and then had appx $250 resort fees on top. I dont expect to pay extra for pool / coffee in room and parking. all this on top of the price paid to be a GUEST at those resorts. I LOVE HAWAII but these fees are unfair especially if you don't use all they say is included in the fee.
On Sep 20, 2011 at 02:46A Mike said
I only just found out about this resort tax scam, and believe me it is a total scam. I am booked into two hotels in Hawaii next week and it will be the very last time I will set foot on this Island of blatant rorts. Everyone should consider staying somewhere else, and watch the immediate result.
On May 16, 2011 at 05:33A Traveler said
There are 2 reason hotels put part of their nightly cost as resort fees. 1. Resort fees make their hotel looks cheaper online when you rank searches by price it comes up higher in the search. 2. They don't pay travel agents a commission on resort fees and if it was a higher rate they would have to pay the people who actually do the work selling their property more. They are helping to put your local travel agent out of business.
On Nov 1, 2010 at 09:56A Fred Elledge said
Resort fees are a scam. There have been class action lawsuits on this issue and it's about time a plaintiffs firm takes on Starwood and the other resorts who want to stick clients with the fees. It's all about declining revenues because in this economy guests are spending less. If the resorts raise room rates per night, they risk lowering occupancies so they charge the resort fee instead because it's psychologically easier on the guests. I won't stay in a hotel with a resort fee. It's just a game for me to find the best priced resort without paying an extra charge. Furthermore, I'm already in the top tier of Starwood and Hyatt's frequent stay programs so I don't need the additional check-ins that I lose by boycotting their hotels if they charge the fee. It's a rip off.
On Jul 14, 2010 at 05:00A Susan said
Okay. so if I don't have a car, don't use fitness facilities, don't use the pool, can I deduct the fees from total hotel bill? Yeah right....what a scam!
On Jun 16, 2010 at 06:17A OC traveler said
I agree. Resort fees are a total bait and switch and should be illegal. Mandatory fees should be included in the room price.
On Mar 27, 2010 at 2:04P ami shah said
I think its terrible to have a mandatory fee. Why not include as part of hotel stay? Feels like you are trying to trick tourists. What's new? Stayed at marriott wailea. If you valet, they charge you 25 resort fee and 25 for parking..that's crazy. Feel cheated!!
On Jul 28, 2009 at 11:06A K T said
What you do not include in this list is whether these resort fees are PER ROOM or PER PERSON. Often they are per person, which leads to even greater checkout sticker shock. These services that you get for the resort fee are are things the hotel provides anyway, and they just list them as being what the fee covers in a lame attempt to justify the fee. If the fees are mandatory, any sane person would just say they should be included in the room rate, but the hotels just want to make their rates look lower than they really are.
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