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JoeH

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Posted: 07/11/19 12:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am finding some CG's ( aka resorts) that add on a "Resort Fee" on top of their daily rate.
Not sure why they would do that vs just raising the rates, but what are your thoughts when you encounter this situation ?


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It is an easy way to raise the rates without actually showing that they raised the rates. How many RV parks could realistically be called a resort? How many have resort like features, pool, hot tub, nice clubhouse with activities etc.? Since the resort fee is rarely, if ever, published along with their daily rates I will consider this an extremely dishonest practice.
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Posted: 07/11/19 12:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It’s the overall price that I want. RV parks can call it whatever they like.


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If they posted a daily rate without clear indication there as a mandatory “resort fee” I would consider that false and deceitful advertising. I would probably move on when I found out.

If they clearly indicate the resort fee in their pricing then it is just a matter of whether I thought it was worth the total or not.

But it has been a very rare time I have stayed at an RV “resort”.

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It is done so that a lower rate is displayed on Internet searches and hope you don't notice when you make a reservation.


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Posted: 07/11/19 12:33pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Resort fees are just a way to increase profits without raining a daily rate. Hotels do this, too. The RV park considers what is the best price point for daily rate and charges that, but then adds on a resort fee that actually raises the daily rate. Example, the daily rate is $36.95. Maybe you find that rate acceptable and consider staying there. But in the small type is the $5 daily resort fee, which makes the rate actually $41.95. You may say the daily rate of $41.95 is too much and move on!

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Posted: 07/11/19 02:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I thought the Marriott Hotel chain just got fined for doing this.

The advertised a rate then added "resort fees" on checkout - I believe they
have been ordered to reimburse their customers for the "resort fee".

How's this any different?


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I always call to get the total for the length of stay so I won't be surprised by extra fees. The great thing is we can choose to stay or not stay if the prices are unreasonable.

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the bear II wrote:

I always call to get the total for the length of stay so I won't be surprised by extra fees. The great thing is we can choose to stay or not stay if the prices are unreasonable.


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Posted: 07/11/19 05:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Remember "RV Resort" is the most verbally abused word in the RV park industry. What does it include and does everything work???????

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