Most Expensive Resort Fees at NYC Luxury Hotels


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It’s quite common to see resorts add on mandatory resort fees, but now it seems that the majority of the hotels in New York City, including luxury properties are tacking on these additional fees, with some being as much as $50 extra per night.

We recently wrote how both the Sheraton New York Times Square and the Grand Hyatt New York have added mandatory $25 nightly resort fees called Destination fees. However now, we see more luxury properties joining this movement.

The St. Regis New York is now adding a whopping $50 nightly destination fee to all reservations, which is not waived fork Platinum members.

  • Standard room rates do not include the hotel’s mandatory destination charge of 50 USD per room per night, plus local and state taxes. This charge includes:
    • 50 USD Food and Beverage Credit (available in all outlets)
    • 50 USD Laundry/Dry Cleaning Credit
    • 25 USD Fodera Hair Salon Credit
    • Free HSIA, Local, Long Distance and International calls (unlimited)
    • 2 Museum (MOMA or Met) tickets per day

The Plaza New York has just added a mandatory $50 nightly destination fee plus tax to all their reservations. Included is WiFi, bottled water, long distance phone callas, as all as a50 USD daily credit ($150 total) for each of the following: Food and Beverage, laundry, & spa. 

Another new offender is the James NoMad hotel has a hotel Facilities Fee of 35 USD + tax per night provides guests with these amenities: Daily coffee tea & fresh fruit each morning, & wine and cheese reception each evening, and unlimited phone calls. With tax, this fee is over $40 a night.

Looking for NYC luxury hotels that don’t have fees yet? The Ritz-Carlton New York, Central ParkFour Seasons New York and the Park Hyatt New York all don’t have added fees.

Check out this list of 42 Manhattan Hotels With Resort Fees, to know which properties to avoid, if you don’t want to stay at a hotel in New York City that adds on a nightly fee.

What are your thoughts on these destination fees being added to these luxury NYC hotel bookings? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. 

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Comments

  1. The St Regis no longer gives the 1000 points, which is a shame as it is arguably a decent deal when you include those!

    It isn’t terrible value. The Met and MOMA tickets are $50 for a couple, the $50 food and beverage credit daily is easy to use and the laundry service is efficient as I found recently. Pack light and make the most of your $50 daily laundry credit 🙂

  2. I stayed at Lowes Ventana Canyon in Tucson this weekend. Each night was about $35 per night which was good for valet parking and little else that I could determine. I consider mid October stays on the “shoulder” and not necessarily prime season. It’s a beautiful hotel but on top of $265 per night plus taxes etc. rather exorbitant. Certainly not NYC.

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