This is an interesting article about how hotels are increasingly charging fees for just about anything:
Hotels piling on hidden fees
Thinking of taking a dip in the pool while on vacation? Even if you choose not to, you could get charged $40 just for having the option.
Following in the footsteps of the airlines, hotels are piling on a slew of hidden fees for services that used to be free. Now guests are getting charged for everything from access to a gym (or a pool), to early check-ins or departures to holding your luggage.
...To avoid getting taken for a ride, look for hotels that include the amenities you care about, whether that's breakfast, high-speed Internet or access to the gym, as part of the nightly rate, said Mogck.