5 Hotel Amenities That Can Cost You a Fortune

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Staying at a hotel has its perks, but some of the amenities can put a dent in your budget. If you’re trying to make more reasonable choices, here are five overpriced hotel amenities that are best avoided.


It’s best to forget that the mini-bar even exists while staying at a hotel because all the drinks and snacks it has to offer are much cheaper at local grocery stores.

Airport Shuttle

Some hotels offer airport shuttles for the guests, but it’s not free of charge, and it will always cost you more than public transportation and even ridesharing services such as Uber.

Room Service

Ordering room service is one of those quintessential hotel experiences, but it doesn’t come cheap, so it’s worth considering exploring local eateries with authentic cuisine instead.

Laundry Service

Hotel laundry services tend to be severely overpriced, so try to avoid them at all costs. If re-wearing your clothes is a must, consider finding a cheaper laundromat in the neighborhood or washing your clothes by hand.

Spa & Gym

Many hotels offer such amenities as their own spa, pool, and gym, but they never come free. Decide for yourself if they’re worth the price after researching local gyms and wellness centers.