It’s almost becoming a game – checking to see what extra charges the airlines are laying on to compensate for fuels prices … and what free services hotels are offering to attract guests.
In Hawaii, some hotels have begun to provide free overnight parking for guests. Overnight parking has been costing an average of $20 a night, and has gone as high as $29. Other hotels are including free parking as an incentive within the packages they offer. Aqua Hotels and Resorts, for example, is offering a “snooze-n-crooze” special at 11 of its properties that includes a room, rental car and complimentary daily parking. Some Outrigger and Ohana hotels also have packages that include free parking.
Turtle Bay Resort, on Oahu’s North Shore, has gone for a daily, $20 “resort fee” of $20. It includes parking, Wi-Fi Internet access, a daily newspaper, coffee, an hour of tennis court time, and free snorkel gear for an hour. Guests seem to consider that a bargain.