As airport hotels, along with other hotels, seek to find new fees (akin to those associated with minibar and ordering movies and food), travelers are looking for ways to spot unnecessary fees. Another travel blog cited the reason for travelers being billed for unknown fees is that they’re in such a rush to leave the hotel in order to get to the airport on time that they don’t bother to look over the bill and verify that there aren’t any errors. However, if these travelers stay at airport hotels instead of just hotels in the same city as the airport, then there would be no rush to sign the bill upon checking out.
First, it’s important to know the difference between a hotel and an airport hotel. An airport hotel doesn’t simply mean the accommodations are close to an airport, but rather that an airport hotel offers a park sleep and fly package, combining a reservation in a hotel room with a parking space. Airport hotels also offer complementary shuttles, along with an assortment of additional amenities that are sometimes specific to the particular airport hotel.
It is that complementary shuttle that makes all the difference. Rather than rushing to meet a taxi so as to not rack up charges on the running meter, and perhaps not reading the bill carefully, travelers who stay at airport hotels, who can make use of the shuttles, have all the time they need to peruse each item listed on their check-out bill. Are airport hotels trying to scam travelers? Of course not; without travelers, airport hotels would be empty and then wouldn’t have any revenue whatsoever. But travelers do need to remember that different hotels have different fee schedules, and also that mistakes can be made. Reviewing a bill before signing for the charges can make travel less stressful; no one wants to return to a credit card bill that’s higher than anticipated simply because he or she stayed at a hotel instead of an airport hotel.
Of course, when travelers book with ParkSleepFly, there is no need for concern about extra hotel fees. Travelers know exactly what to expect from each airport hotel because PSF provides detailed information during the search process.