Ask the front desk to waive your resort feeToday’s tip comes out of a tweet shared by Richard Kerr of Award Travel 101:

In addition to Richard’s take, there’s a tip worth acknowledging here, which is that—according to Kimpton, a popular hotel brand—the front desk agreeing to waive your resort fee is “always a possibility.” Apparently, all you need to do is ask. It’s well-known that resort fees and the like can get outrageously expensive. It probably won’t work often with major hotels but it’s worth a try.

If this or something similar has ever worked for you, please share you story in the comments below.

Related: How to Avoid Hotel Cancellation Fees



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5 Comments On "Ask the Front Desk to Waive Your Resort Fee"
  1. David Miller|

    The BEST way to avoid paying rip off “resort” fees is stay where there are NO “resort” fees. That is what I do.

    1. Johnny Jet|


  2. Jerry Mandel|

    Never go to any hotel with a resort fee. Note: They use other phony names, such as Destination Fee.

  3. Chris|

    Best bet – AVOID. Sure, you can ask, but if they say no, (since you are already there and they have you by the …) what option do you have? If you leave you will still get charged for a no show or same day cancellation. Hotels need to learn we, the guest, are in charge. We need to stop paying the extremely high overcharges (resort, bad wifi access, mini-bar, etc). Best way to do this is to AVOID these hotels until they get some sense in their heads.

  4. Isis|

    I have always asked and have always been turned down. Especially in Vegas.

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