Hotel Sunshine

Hotel Sunshine

If you are going to be traveling you will probably need to find a hotel to stay at while you are away from home.  After all, you will want to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.  But before you can book a hotel, you will first need to know how you can find them.  And even then, you will have to make a decision as to what hotel is best for your personal situation

 


Hotel Surcharges, Fees, and Taxes

Many people are under the impression that the hotel rate that they see is all that they will have to pay during their stay.  Even though this may be the truth, the fact of the matter is that it usually is not.  When it comes down to it, almost every hotel is going to hit you with surcharges, fees, and taxes. And if you do not know about these miscellaneous costs up front you may end up in a bad mood before your trip ever gets underway.  To make sure that this does not happen to you, ask the hotel you are interested in about these fees up front.

Surcharges and Fees

There are many different types of surcharges and/or fees that you may get stuck paying when you book a hotel room. The bad thing about some of these additional fees is that your hotel will not even tell you about them until you are ready to book the room, or until you actually check in.  One of the more common fees is for parking.  Most of the time this is only true when you are staying at a crowded hotel in the city, but this is not always the case.  You may be surprised to find out that you have to pay a one time fee for a parking pass.  In addition, you may also be charged to take food from the bar in your room.  Make sure that before you break into all of the goodies that you know how much money you are going to have to pay.




Taxes

Just like almost anything else, when you book a hotel room you will have to pay tax.  The rate of tax that you pay will have a lot to do with the state that the hotel is located in.  You can get the rate of tax on your hotel room by simply calling and asking.  The good thing is that even a high tax rate will not add too much to your overall bill.

 

Knowing about the surcharges, fees, and taxes is very important before you book a hotel or motel room.  When you know about some of these costs you will be able to avoid many of them.  Make sure that you look into all of these before you book a room.  This way you will not get stuck with too many charges that you did not expect.




 
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