How to Negotiate Your M Life Hyatt Award Resort Fees
Resort fees are extra charges resort hotels use to cover extra perks like a welcome drink, phone calls, or beach chairs. The problem is that you're required to pay these additional fees whether you use those services or not.
My life Hyatt is no exception.
However, you can negotiate your . It takes a lot of work and skill to deal with large hotel chains, but it can be done. Unfortunately, it can also take up a lot of time and can be frustrating.
That's why you should let DoNotPay negotiate the resort fees for you.
DoNotPay can also help you with the following services related to your hotel stays:
- Negotiate hotel prices
- Getting hotel parking fees waived
- How to get around paying resort fees in Las Vegas
- How to ask a hotel to waive fees owed
- Other hotel fees and surcharges
Why Do Hotels Make You Pay a Resort Fee?
A resort fee (also known as a facilities fee, destination fee, amenity fee, or resort charge) is a separate fee that a hotel guest is charged for hotel amenities. The resort fee is charged along with the base room rate and tax. A resort fee can cover various amenities, including phone service, newspapers, high-speed internet access, use of the gym or pool, continental breakfast, etc.
Hotel resort fees typically range from $20 per night to about $150 per night, depending on the range of amenities offered.
Hotels like as a way to offset costs for amenities that are meant to seem as though they are complementary. They charge these fees to all guests, even if you have no intention of using those extra perks.
Can I Refuse to Pay a Resort Fee?
Many hotels claim that their resort fees are mandatory, but that is not necessarily the case. You can dispute these surcharges. For example, if the resort fee was not made clear to you when you booked the hotel room, you could ask to remove the fee.
If a hotel's resort fee covers things you didn't need during your stay, you can ask them to remove those charges from your bill.
However, these tactics are not guaranteed to be successful. Some hotels might drop those fees; some will not.
How to Ask For a Lower Resort Fee
If you don't want to pay your resort fee, follow these three tips:
Refuse to Pay
|If the hotel clerk refuses to give you your hotel key because you refuse to pay the resort fee, ask to see the manager. Inform the manager that you paid the published rate for the room, including the taxes. Most managers like happy customers, so they may go ahead and waive the fee.|
Dispute the Charge With Your Credit Card Company
|If they do not let you in your room without paying the fee, contact your credit card company. Your credit card company may want documentation. For example, you could send your credit card company over to the hotel's website advertising their complimentary amenities. Then show them your hotel bill charging you for those same complimentary amenities as part of the resort fee. Finally, show your credit card company that there was no service exchange for the hotel resort fee.|
File a Consumer Complaint With the Attorney General
|The Attorney General is responsible for enforcing existing state laws for consumer protection. All fifty state Attorney General's are currently investigating hotel resort fees for being misleading and deceptive.|
How to Negotiate Your Resort Fee by Yourself
To negotiate your hotel resort fees, go item by item. Just pay for the things that you plan on using. If you plan on using the gym but don't want coffee or a newspaper delivered to your room, negotiate to pay for the gym. Many hotels will take that deal.
However, it's not always easy. First, you need to contact the front desk, either in person or by phone. If the front desk does not negotiate with you, you can take it up with the general manager.
Unfortunately, negotiating with the front desk can be time-consuming. Whether you walk up to the front desk in person or call them on the phone, it can take hours waiting for the manager to come out and review the bill with you. As a result, negotiating your resort fee can take up a significant amount of time that you should be using to enjoy your vacation.
Let DoNotPay Negotiate Your M Life Hyatt Resort Fee
Imagine if you could skip the entire process of going to the front desk, explaining that you want to remove some of your resort fees, waiting for the manager, reviewing the bill, and negotiating. Well, with DoNotPay's new Hotel Bill Negotiation solution, you can. All you have to do is answer a few questions about the bill and error, and DoNotPay will draft a demand letter on your behalf to send to the front desk or general manager requesting a refund.
All you have to do is:
- Go to the Hotel Bill Negotiations product on DoNotPay.
- Answer a few questions about your hotel bill, which charges you want to have refunded, and the details of your reservation.
- Tell us whether this is for a past reservation or you're still at the hotel (this helps us decide whether negotiation or chargeback is a better option for your case).
- Choose whether you want us to contact the front desk or general manager (if you've already tried contacting the front desk already).
Why Use DoNotPay to Negotiate Your M Life Hyatt Resort Fee
Here's why you should let DoNotPay negotiate your :
- Fast—You don't have to spend hours trying to solve the issue.
- Easy—You don't have to struggle to fill out tedious forms or keep track of all the steps involved in solving your problem.
- Successful—You can rest assured knowing we'll make the best case for you.
What Else Can DoNotPay Do?
Negotiating hotel resort fees is just one of many things DoNotPay can do. DoNotPay also provides the following services:
- Dealing with parking tickets
- Chargebacks and refunds
- Create passport photos
- Child travel consent forms
- Filing a complaint against any company
- Tourist Visas