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Travel Fee: Room-Service Charges

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The Cost: As high as 25 percent of your food bill, plus an additional “delivery fee” of $2.50 and up, and sales tax on top of it all (not to mention a blank line for a “gratuity”).

How to Avoid It: If you’re intent on saving money, forsake convenience and avoid room service altogether—go down to the hotel restaurant. In any city, it’s easier still to walk out the door and go somewhere else to eat that’s probably more affordable—and often better.

Most Annoying Travel Fees 2011

Travel Fee: Room-Service Charges

The Cost: As high as 25 percent of your food bill, plus an additional “delivery fee” of $2.50 and up, and sales tax on top of it all (not to mention a blank line for a “gratuity”).

How to Avoid It: If you’re intent on saving money, forsake convenience and avoid room service altogether—go down to the hotel restaurant. In any city, it’s easier still to walk out the door and go somewhere else to eat that’s probably more affordable—and often better.

OneOff Food / Alamy

Most Annoying Travel Fees 2011

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