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10 Biggest Hotel-Fee Gripes

Biggest Hotel-Fee Gripes
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Travelers hate fees. Yet almost every segment of the travel industry keeps adding fees. “More consumer choice!” the industry trumpets, to excuse the fees. “More confusion, misrepresentation, and nickel-and-diming!” reply consumers.

Nobody does fees better (or worse, depending on your viewpoint) than hotels. Fees that travelers recognize as gouges are especially annoying, even when the dollar amount of the gouge is relatively small. You don’t have to be an accountant to have a pretty good sense of which fees are gouges. Here are my picks for the most annoying, shadowy, and unavoidable hotel fees in the industry.

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