New Hotel Fees and Surcharges Can Add Up on Vacation

Last year the hotel industry made a record-breaking $2.25 billion in surcharges alone.
1:45 | 08/25/14

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We move now to a reporter about some surprising new hotel charges just -- 35 million Americans are expected to take one more summer trip this Labor Day weekend. ABC's Linda Davis shows us services that now may come with a hefty price tag. It's a record breaking year for the hotel industry. Raking in two -- -- million dollars from surcharges alone. Something that's new -- an early arrivals -- So it might be thirty dollars for example to go to the room -- few -- -- In the study out today. NYU professor Bjorn Hanson reveals some surcharges you might not expect like when the -- takes your bags up to your room and you give him a tip. In addition to that to my people automatic gratuity headed to the -- probably twice that's right. Planning on having a hotel store your luggage as a courtesy some hotels now charge two dollars a bag. -- the five dollar calls for cope from the mini bar was tough to swallow. -- the new restocking fee sometimes as high as five dollars more -- -- guarantee eighteen or two queen beds. Thirty dollars -- this sort of makes me feel like I'm being -- -- stop but the American hotel and lodging association told ABC news hotels and resorts provide guests full disclosure for all fees charged at the time of booking with each property setting its own fee structure. According to professor Hanson one of the challenges for -- is that these fees are not consistent across the same hotel brands. -- -- -- could stay -- -- brand hotel. On the east side of Manhattan one that would be certain fees and surcharges and amounts the next night saying that exact same -- him on the west side of Manhattan. And the fees and surcharges and different. New reason tonight to check out the fine print before checking in. Lindsey Davis ABC news New York.

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