If you're budgeting for summer travel, be on the lookout for fees on your hotel bill for everything from newspapers to luggage storage.
Some of the fees can be avoided: Be careful with the mini-bar, because even jostling items may incur a charge if they are electronically tracked, and ask about charges for routine things like early check-in.
"What's driving this is the Internet," said Ed Perkins, contributing editor to SmarterTravel.com. "It has so magnified the importance of price comparisons that a lot of hotels feel it's very important for them to show up as low as they can in the base rates. The temptation is very high to take something that should be part of the room rate and carve it out separately and add it on later."
Here are some charges to watch for:
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Fees for mandatory valet parking, porters, fitness centers, late check-out, housekeeping services, Internet connection, package or fax delivery, mini-bar restocking, in-room safes and even in-room coffee.
Mandatory resort fees, which can range from a few bucks a night to $20 or $30, to cover items like a newspaper, Internet connection or access to the fitness center and pool. If you're booking online, they don't appear in the price quote, making it much harder to comparison-shop.
Mandatory housekeeping fees, although some hotels are now offering an option for rooms without housekeeping. Others offer discounts for guests who forgo daily maid service.