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time2roll

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Posted: 01/13/21 04:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just a ploy to list a low competitive price on the travel websites to make you click to see the real cost.
Resort fee is nothing more than part of the cost to stay at the venue.

Possibly they may not pay fees to the booking website on the resort fee. Similar to charging excessive shipping on ebay to avoid seller ebay fees.


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Posted: 01/14/21 08:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

In a recent survey distributed by the Hospitality Financial & Technology Professionals (HFTP) Research Institute, 74 percent of respondents indicated that they charge a
resort fee at their property.Link


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Posted: 01/14/21 08:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As you can see, what some are happy to pay $100 a night for, Location, beach, pool, entertainment, tiki huts, or what ever, the rest of us have no need or use for and wouldn't pay $50 for, as a "Resort", doesn't sound like that place is hitting on much, no matter where it is.
So, it's back to the old term "To each their own".


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We are of the "bottom line' folks. Don't care how a CG breaks it down, what do we put on the pay line on our check or credit card? Otherwise, we don't care much what the campground charges or does with the money after we pay it.

It's kinda like buying a truck. What do we write the check for, not 'Here's the price' but we charge tax, dealer fees, etc., on top. Nope that's NOT the number we care about or want to hear.


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If it's the only place available in that area, and you NEED to stay there... then you pay it. Who cares what they call the fees, in the end, the total is the total.

We pay, what I consider to be, a really high amount to stay at the KOA in Laramie, WY sometimes when UW has home football games. We're basically only there to sleep and then head home the next day. It's not a nice park, we're like sardines, and it's right next to the interstate. But we pay it because it's the only park in Laramie pretty much, and it's still cheaper than a hotel. Supply and Demand.


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JoeH wrote:

What's your take on a RV park that charges over $100/night, has only a pool for an amenity (nothing else other than an empty clubhouse and
a couple corn hole games) , has no activities or entertainment and now wants to add a resort fee on top of the rate ?


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JAC1982 wrote:

If it's the only place available in that area, and you NEED to stay there... then you pay it. Who cares what they call the fees, in the end, the total is the total.

We pay, what I consider to be, a really high amount to stay at the KOA in Laramie, WY sometimes when UW has home football games. We're basically only there to sleep and then head home the next day. It's not a nice park, we're like sardines, and it's right next to the interstate. But we pay it because it's the only park in Laramie pretty much, and it's still cheaper than a hotel. Supply and Demand.


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Guy Roan wrote:

I don't understand the "resort Fee" and never heard of it.
Our park here in the Keys charges over a hundred a night, (like all the others) but along with what you said we have a free boat ramp for renters and each spot is on a canal and each has a tiki hut dock. We also have two small sandy beaches.
The things that you said were closed are probably the same as ours -closed due to the Covid.

If you don't like the cost, you should use another place, but along the coast and the farther south you head you'll have trouble finding any thing less expensive

Guy
Sounds like you may be at Bluewater Key.


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Bird Freak wrote:

Guy Roan wrote:

I don't understand the "resort Fee" and never heard of it.
Our park here in the Keys charges over a hundred a night, (like all the others) but along with what you said we have a free boat ramp for renters and each spot is on a canal and each has a tiki hut dock. We also have two small sandy beaches.
The things that you said were closed are probably the same as ours -closed due to the Covid.

If you don't like the cost, you should use another place, but along the coast and the farther south you head you'll have trouble finding any thing less expensive

Guy
Sounds like you may be at Bluewater Key.


Nope !
"Key Largo Kampground and Marina" -We have been all over the Keys and like this one the best. Check us out on line.
If you are a kayaker, canoer or paddleboard paddler there are fifty miles of protected water ways in the mangrove gardens including the John Pennekamp state park canoe trails or you can paddle out to one of the reefs, (like "Mosquitoe Banks) for superb under sea viewing.
If you are a power boater, the canal leads you right into the Atlantic or Largo sound

Not only that, but we are only 40 minutes from The Everglades National Park.

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what is the location? missing a vital fact here. is it in the Keys? next door to disney world? as said, if they can get that much a night, must be something good there.
bumpy





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