Useless Things You Are Forced to Buy
You are a business traveler. Your plane gets in late, you book a room, grab a few hours of sleep and get up early to check out before your meeting.
Your needs may have been simple, but the hotel very likely tacked on the cost of various amenities via a "resort fee" that can add $15 or more a night to your bill -- whether or not you even bothered to look at the pool or sauna.
There are groundskeeping fees for the lawn you walked past, business center fees for the fax machine you didn't use and fitness center fees for the treadmill you didn't know about. There are even energy surcharges. That copy of USA Today (GCI) that shows up unbidden at your door to stumble over might also wind up on the bill.-- Written by Joe Mont in Boston.
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