Yuk! Fairmont Jasper has added a Resort Fee!

 
Old May 8, 16, 11:01 pm
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Thumbs down Yuk! Fairmont Jasper has added a Resort Fee!

This message now appears on the Select a Room page when checking rates:
"For the convenience of our guests, as of May 1st, 2016 we have implemented a daily Resort Fee of $15.00 CAD (plus 5% tax), per room, per night. The fee will be added to your guest room folio upon check-out, therefore eliminating multiple individual charges."
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Old May 9, 16, 2:46 pm
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I despise resort fees.

As much as I hate them, I can sort of see why properties may be "forced" to introduce them where they are common practice (e.g. Hawaii), but since there's no other luxury hotel (with a resort fee) within a ~300km radius, I'm giving the hotel a for this change.
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Old May 9, 16, 3:06 pm
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Also, this hotel's rates are > double the next most expensive hotel in town in summer! With rates for a basic room of C$669 loonies a night, it ain't like they're trying to hide how expensive they are! ROFLMAO
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Originally Posted by Jasper2009 View Post
I despise resort fees.

As much as I hate them, I can sort of see why properties may be "forced" to introduce them where they are common practice (e.g. Hawaii), but since there's no other luxury hotel (with a resort fee) within a ~300km radius, I'm giving the hotel a for this change.
Actually, the Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Springs are both within 300km of Jasper, and both have resort fees (and both make the room rates at Jasper look cheap). $15 at Banff and $13 at Lake Louise I think are the current fees there.

But I agree, I don't like resort fees either. I'd much rather see everything built into the room rate. I get upset with hotel resort fees the way I get upset at fuel surcharges on airline tickets. I guess they charge it because they can. As much as I don't like them, I still return to both BSH and CLL at least twice every year, and keep paying the charges.

The only time I felt OK about it, was at Banff, when the staff refused tips, saying that it's all included in the resort fee. That was a refreshing change.
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Old May 9, 16, 6:56 pm
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Because they can... I guess.. although I hate it!

There are hundreds of weddings at these resorts, and with the canadian dollar weakness, occupancy's are at all time highs.

Oxford owns alot of real estate, but these are their highest performing assets of 2015/2016.
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Old May 10, 16, 9:47 am
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Is anything actually included in the fee?
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Old May 10, 16, 11:29 am
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From their website. Nothing new that wasn't already included in the rates, I believe (except maybe the tennis/driving range?).

Guest shuttle service on property
• Access to pool, hot tub, steam rooms,
saunas and fitness center
• Scheduled yoga classes
• Seasonal family activities; including nature hikes,
campfire stories, movie nights and s’mores
• Unlimited internet in your guest room and resort public areas
• Local and toll free calls from your guest room
• Resort activity programs
• Access to outdoor activity center
• Scheduled shuttle service to Jasper townsite
• Daily fitness classes
(times change seasonally, call the Health Club to inquire)
• Valet service for your ski’s, bike and
golf clubs including storage
• Pressreader online access to international
newspaper and magazines
• Children’s play room and teen games room
• Driving range and putting green access
• Access to hotel tennis courts and use of rackets and ball
RESORT FEE
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Originally Posted by CanuckFlyHigh View Post
From their website. Nothing new that wasn't already included in the rates, I believe (except maybe the tennis/driving range?).

Guest shuttle service on property
Scheduled shuttle service to Jasper townsite
I haven't stayed at JPL in quite a while, but IIRC the shuttle bus from/to town used to cost $5/person each way (though it was free >5 years ago afaik). If this is now included, at least that's a marginal improvement.
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Old May 10, 16, 6:06 pm
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Jasper2009, how could you?!

I joined FT and it was free. How could you do this to me?!

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First they should make sure they are a resort, before instituting a resort fee

This hotel is no Banff Springs or Chateau Lake Louise. Their renos are half measures and service is not top notch.
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Old May 28, 16, 7:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Altaflyer View Post
First they should make sure they are a resort, before instituting a resort fee
What's in a name? Some hotels just call it a "facilities fee", but it's the same thing.
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Old Sep 19, 16, 10:34 pm
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I'm so surprised that, after 4 months, nobody has ragged on this part of the quote in my OP: "For the convenience of our guests. . .!"
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I'm so surprised that, after 4 months, nobody has ragged on this part of the quote in my OP
I suspect most of us simply ignore hotel double-speak.
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Old Sep 19, 16, 11:06 pm
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Originally Posted by mahasamatman View Post
I suspect most of us simply ignore hotel double-speak.
Indeed, resort fees are just disgraceful.

I could create a long list why I despise them, but I guess I'll just get on with my life.

But I strongly encourage every guest (especially Plats) to complain about them.
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