THE OMNI GROVE PARK INN
Asheville, North Carolina
Advertised Rate: $339 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $25 (+ tax)
Actual Hotel Price: $411.32
What does the Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville say a guest gets for the resort fee? "Amenities that come with the resort like activities and all the special things that you get with the resort"
If you do not want any of these things can you get out of the resort fee? No.

THE CAROLINA HOTEL AT PINEHURST RESORT
Advertised Rate: $399 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: The resort fee is 10% of the room or package rate (so a 10% per day - not a set amount)
Actual Hotel Price: $479
What does The Carolina Hotel at Pinehurst say a guest gets for the resort fee? "Gratuity for the bell staff, access to the 24 hour fitness center, free parking, shuttle, wifi"
If you do not want any of these things can you get out of the resort fee? No

THE HOLLY INN AT PINEHURST RESORT
Advertised Rate: $299 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: The resort fee is 10% of the room or package rate (so a 10% per day - not a set amount)
Actual Hotel Price: $390
What does the Holly Inn at Pinehurst say a guest gets for the resort fee? "Gratuity for the bell staff, access to the 24 hour fitness center, free parking, shuttle, wifi"
If you do not want any of these things can you get out of the resort fee? No. 

SANDERLING RESORT
Outer Banks, North Carolina
Advertised Room Rate: $339 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $30 (+ tax)
Actual Hotel Price:  $416.05
What does the Sanderling Resort in the Outerbanks say a guest gets for the fee? A $30 daily charge chairs and umbrellas, beach service that sets up the chairs and umbrellas, access to the pools, parking wireless, newspaper, coffee, access to the fitness center, access to the fires we light each evening, includes gratuity for the beach bellman, bellmen, cleaning people, front desk staff, etc. 
If you do not want any of these things can you get out of the resort fee? No.

THE INN AT CRESTWOOD
Boone, North Carolina
Advertised Room Rate: $149 (+ tax) 
Mandatory Resort Fee: $5.34 (tax inclusive)- They call it a "destination fee"
Actual Hotel Price: $173.34
What does The Inn at Crestwood say you get for the "destination fee"? Spa amenities, game room, wifi, parking
If you do not want any of these things can you get out of the resort fee? No.

THE RESIDENCES AT BILTMORE
Asheville, North Carolina
Advertised Room Rate: $349 (+ tax)
Mandatory Resort Fee: $15.77 - They call it a "convenience fee"
Actual Hotel Price: $412.19
What does The Residences at Biltmore say you get for the "convenience fee"? "It is a processing fee for the credit card"
If you do not want to pay the convenience fee can you get out of it? No.

BROOKWOOD INN DURHAM
Durham, North Carolina
This hotel is pretty special in that it has a $1 safe charge. That said, they said they'd waive the charge if you just let them know you didn't use the safe. So kudos for at least being able to waive the $1 fee.

All rates quoted were confirmed via phone call to the hotel on April 5, 2016. Rates quoted are for a one night stay at the hotel on September 16, 2016. Rates are for the least expensive room available, double occupancy. No discounts or special promotions were considered.