ARIZONA BILTMORE, A WALDORF ASTORIA
Phoenix, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $436 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: 31.52 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $525.70
What does the Arizona Biltmore say the resort fee includes? "Local phone calls, access to long distance calls, wifi, admission to spa and fitness center, shuttle to Biltmore mall, a putting green"
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the fee? No.

ARIZONA GRAND RESORT
Phoenix, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $199 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $55.13 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $279.18
What does the Arizona Grand Resort say the resort fee includes? "Four wristbands to the Oasis waterpark, overnight parking, 20% a round of golf, high speed internet, in suite coffee, newspaper and shuttle service"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No. 

CAREFREE RESORT & CONFERENCE CENTER
Carefree, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $129 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $13.60 (tax inclusive)     
Actual Hotel Rate: $159.78
What does the Carefree Resort & Conference Center say the resort fee includes? "Newspaper, two water bottles in the room per day, pool access, tennis access, fitness center access, wifi, access to the shuttle, access to the business center"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

WE-KO-PA RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Fort McDowell, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $249 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $22.55 (tax inclusive) 
Actual Hotel Rate: $303.30
What does the We-ko-pa Resort and Conference Center say the resort fee includes? "Amenities like the pool, the business center and fitness center, parking and valet, mini fridge and coffee maker, four bottles of water per day, one shoe shine per day and wifi"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.
Note - Absolutely no mention of the resort fee booking online

HYATT REGENCY SCOTTSDALE RESORT AND SPA AT GAINEY RANCH
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $339 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $33.04 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $419.23
What does the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch say the resort fee includes? Internet, shopping shuttle, health club admission, bike rentals, chipping and putting access at Gainey Ranch Golf Course, live nightly entertainment, poolside games and more
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

ARIZONA GOLF RESORT HOTEL SPA AND CONFERENCE CENTER
Mesa, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $79 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $11.40 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $101.48
What does the Arizona Golf Resort claim the resort fee includes? "Parking, internet, newspaper"
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

JW MARRIOTT PHOENIX DESERT RIDGE RESORT & SPA
Phoenix, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $322 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $32.65 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $395.13
What does the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa say the resort fee includes? "Standard stuff. Driving range use, bike rental, facilities that you get to use like the pool area, overnight self-parking, use of fitness center and spa"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.
Note - Absolutely no mention of the resort fee anywhere booking online


CROWNE PLAZA PHOENIX - CHANDLER GOLF RESORT
Chandler, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $145 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $16.76 (tax inclusive) - They call it a "service charge"   
Actual Hotel Rate: $161.75
What does the Crowne Plaza Phoenix - Chandler Golf Resort say the daily "service charge" includes? "Cleanings, amenities, you know"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

POINTE HILTON SQUAW PEAK RESORT
Phoenix, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $169 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $26.94 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $216.68
What does the Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort say the resort fee includes? Guest internet access, river ranch access (4 guests), miniature golf, health club access, tennis (1 hour), nearby golf driving range, 20% off one spa treatment, local, toll-free calls
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

ROYAL PALMS RESORT AND SPA - DESTINATION HOTELS & RESORTS
Phoenix, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $476.10 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $33.68 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $559.20
What does the Royal Palms Resort and Spa say the resort fee includes? "Normal mandatory fee. Includes access to pool, fitness center, newspaper, in-room coffee and tea, wifi" 
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

BOULDERS RESORT AND SPA
Carefree, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $359 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee:  $34.18 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $443.15
What does The Boulders say the resort fee includes? "Basic guest internet access; fitness classes and center access; club storage; self-parking; on property shuttle; local and toll-free calls. It also includes a gratuity for bell service, resort drivers and concierge"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

CLARENDON HOTEL AND SPA
Phoenix, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $349 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $23.51 (tax inclusive) 
Actual Hotel Rate: $429.27
What does the Clarendon Hotel and Spa say the resort fee includes? "Unlimited snacks and soda, long distance, bike rentals and breakfast"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No

FIRESKY RESORT & SPA
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $199 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $25.06 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $255.18
What does Firesky Resort & Spa say the resort fee includes? "Parking, s'mores to roast over fire pit, coffee and tea every day, water and seasonal flavored non-alcoholic beverages and access to fitness and business center"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

FOUR SEASONS RESORT SCOTTSDALE AT TROON NORTH
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $479 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $34.18 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $579.86
What does The Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North say the resort fee includes? "Use of the pool and the locker rooms in the spa" 
If you don't want to go to the pool or need a locker can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

FAIRMONT SCOTTSDALE PRINCESS
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $329 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $33.04 (tax inclusive) 
Actual Hotel Rate: $407.84
What does The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess say the resort fee includes? "Unlimited basic wifi, unlimited local and long distance phone calls, one car parking per room, three kids to the Trailblazers kids club, access to the 24 hour fitness center and on-site transportation"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

JW MARRIOTT CAMELBACK INN
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $349 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $32.81 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $427.78
What does The JW Marriott Camelback Inn say the resort fee includes? "Overnight parking, internet and local calls, two hour use of bikes, driving range, tennis courts" 
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

JW MARRIOTT TUCSON STAR PASS RESORT & SPA
Tucson, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $219 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $32.50 (tax inclusive) 
Actual Hotel Rate: $279.88
What does The JW Marriott Tucson Star Pass Resort & Spa say the resort fee includes? "In-room high speed internet access, unlimited local and domestic long distane calls, self parking, guided morning hike, daily fitness activities, kids eat free at the SignatureGrill for Dinner, 15% discount n resort shops, unlimite use of driving range with complimentary use of Taylor Made golf clubs"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

OMNI SCOTTSDALE RESORT & SPA AT MONTELUCIA
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $329 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $28.29 (tax inclusive) 
Actual Hotel Rate: $400.64
What does the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia say the resort fee includes? "24 hour access to the fitness center, the pool access, in-room coffee and tea, USA Today delivered, wireless internet, free 1-800 calls and express checkout on the TV"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.
Note - No mention of the resort fee on the booking page

OMNI TUCSON NATIONAL RESORT
Tucson, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $169 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $22.41 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $211.77
What does the Omni Tucson National Resort say the resort fee includes? "Wifi in-room, 24 hour access to fitness center, valet, self-park and storage of golf bags, access to the spa, jacuzzi and sauna, tennis courts, turndown service and local calls." 
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

THE PHOENICIAN
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $436 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $32.65 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate:  $523.45
What does The Phoenician say the resort fee includes? "Wired and wireless internet access in guest rooms and all public areas (except meeting rooms), local and toll-free 800 number calls, use of The Center for Well-Being facilities, tennis, bike rental and 50% off fitness classes and driving range fees"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

POINTE HILTON TAPATIO CLIFFS RESORT
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $159 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $28.14 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $207.13
What does Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs say the resort fee includes? "Guest internet access, river raft access, health club, miniature golf, nearby golf driving range for an hour, 20% off one spa treatment and local toll free calls"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No. 

SANCTUARY CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN RESORT
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $429 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $36.21 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $521.71
What does Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort say the resort fee includes? "Valet parking, coffee and tea in the room, daily newspaper, 24 hour pool, fitness classes"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

SCOTTSDALE PLAZA RESORT
Paradise Valley, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $213.89 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $24.90 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $238.79
What does the Scottsdale Plaza Resort say the resort fee includes? "Newspaper, faxes, local phone calls, internet"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No

THE SCOTTSDALE RESORT MCCORMICK SPA
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $209 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $22.78 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $260.87
What does the Scottsdale Resort McCormick Spa say is included in the resort fee? "Internet, free bike rentals, spa, free access to fitness center, self parking, newspaper available at the desk, postage for anything you send out, and 1-800 phone calls" 
If you do not want any of these things can you get out of the resort fee? No. 

SHERATON WILD HORSE PASS RESORT & SPA
Chandler, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $219 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $28 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $273.28
What does Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort & Spa say the resort fee includes? "High speed internet access in-room and in the lobby, 1-800 and local calls, fitness center, shuttle service to outlets, tennis court and equipment rental"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

WESTIN KIERLAND
Scottsdale, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $449 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $32.65 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $538.09
What does the Westin Kierland say the resort fee includes? "Internet access, access to the spa facility, a complimentary daily yoga class, fitness center access, tennis and a shuttle" 
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

WIGWAM
Litchfield Park, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $199 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $27.77 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $248.80
What does The Wigwam say the resort fee includes? "Business center access, guest room internet, self-over-night parking, lobby business center, local and toll-free calls."
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

ENCHANTMENT RESORT 
Sedona, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $495 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $31.90 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $558.21
What does the Enchantment Resort say the resort fee includes? "Access to all of our daily resort activities with no additional charge so anything on the activities schedule, access to the spa, parking, internet access and daily turndown service"
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

AMARA RESORT AND SPA
Sedona, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $359 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $30.44 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $437.73
What does the Amara Resort and Spa say the resort fee includes? "Free valet parking, sauna and steam room, daily yoga and fitness center" 
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No. 

L'AUBERGE DE SEDONA
Sedona, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $435 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $49.33 (tax inclusive) - They call it a "service charge" and it is 10% of the pre-tax room rate (not a fixed amount)
Actual Hotel Rate: $560.62
What does the L'Auberge de Sedona say the resort fee includes? Gratuity for the front desk, valet and house keeping
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

HILTON SEDONA RESORT AT BELL ROCK
Sedona, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $279 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $21.27 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $317.91
What does the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock say the resort fee includes? "Basic guest internet, 1-800/local calls, Athletic club access, 15% off Signature Spa services, 10% off at the Golf Pro Shop, pool toys/board Games, Use of Washer/Dryer, select fitness classes, live music on selected nights, parking."
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

LOS ABRIGADOS RESORT AND SPA
Sedona, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $257 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $15.95 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $281.69
What does the Los Abrigados Resort and Spa say the resort fee includes? "Activities, BBQ area, children's club, horse shoe pit, DVD rental, pool table, table tennis, basket ball - basically all the amenities" 
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

RIDGE ON SEDONA GOLF RESORT
Sedona, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $221.11 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $10.63 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $245.73
What does the Ridge on Sedona Golf Resort say the resort fee includes? "Access to amenities at the resort such as wifi, pool, spas, fitness center, DVD rentals, parking, coffee and there's a life sized chess board."
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

LOEWS VENTANA CANYON RESORT
Tucson, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $189 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $28.69 (tax inclusive) 
Actual Hotel Rate: $245.58
What does the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort say the resort fee includes? "Parking and all the amenities on the property"
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No. 
Note - Absolutely no mention of any resort fee anywhere online

HILTON TUCSON EL CONQUISTADOR GOLF & TENNIS
Tucson, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $129 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $22.91 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $170.69
What does the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador Golf & Tennis resort say the resort fee includes? "Guest internet access, two bottles of water on arrival, 1 hour putting and driving range, 1 hour tennis court, 2 hour bike rental, shuttle to daily fitness classes, 15% off massage, local and toll-free calls"
If you do not want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No. 

WESTWARD LOOK WYNDHAM GRAND RESORT AND SPA
Tucson, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: 111.20 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $22.41 (tax inclusive) 
Actual Hotel Rate: $147.01
What does the Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa say the resort fee includes? "Internet in-room, in-room safe, unlimited fitness and tennis, newspaper and self or valet parking"
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

THE LODGE AT VENTANA CANYON
Tucson, Arizona
Advertised Room Rate: $195 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $26.88 (tax inclusive)
Actual Hotel Rate: $245.39
What does The Lodge at Ventana Canyon say the resort fee includes? "Wireless in-room internet, business center, valet parking, use of fitness center, gratuity for housekeepers, concierge, valet, van driver and housekeepers."
If you don't want any of these things can you just not pay the resort fee? No.

Arizona tax rates vary by county and city. All information on this page was confirmed with a call to the hotel either on April 5, 2016 or April 6, 2016. All rates quoted are for a one night stay, double occupancy, in the least expensive room available for September 16, 2016. The Hilton Sedona Resort at Bellrock was sold out for September 16th so the rate quoted is for September 17th. No discounts, special rates or promotions were considered. Most of the hotels did not list online and could not figure out over the phone what the final price of the resort fee was with tax.