Resorts are known to charge resort fees for guests when they provide added amenities, such as snorkeling, stand-up paddle boards, property tours, photography, etc. and it’s become the norm to expect to pay this when staying at resort.
However, I was shocked to see a NYC midtown hotel charge a nightly
resort fee facility charge of $15 per night, while searching for some hotels for a quick weekend in the city. This is the Le Parker Meridien, part of Starwood that is the hotel in question.
From the Le Parker Meridien site:
Please note that there is a mandatory daily facilities fee of 15 USD plus tax per room per night. This includes:
- Wired or Wireless High Speed Internet Access for multi-devices in guestrooms, the lobby, restaurants and the bar. *
- Unlimited use of Gravity Fitness Center.
- Unlimited use of the penthouse pool.
- Unlimited toll free and local calls from your in room phone.
* Internet access does not apply to meeting rooms or pre-function areas.
I don’t know what to think of this that a hotel in midtown NYC is charging a resort fee for use of the gym, pool, internet and local calls. While I accept that resorts do tack on these hefty fees, do you feel it’s fair that a city center hotel can get away with this?
What’s your thoughts on the Le Parker Meridien charging a facility fee, even though it’s located in the middle of Manhattan? Feel free to share below!