Nickel-and-Dimed

Resort and amenities fees, telephone surcharges, mini-bar restocking charges, automatic gratuities — the list of add-on fees that can appear in the fine print of a hotel contract is long, and getting longer by the minute.

Barbara Mastroddi was recently surprised by a new add-on fee while planning a breakfast meeting. “On the hotel's menu for ‘Continental-Style Breakfasts,’ there was a line that read ‘Maximum service time of one hour; with seating add $2.50 per person,’” says th

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