These fees do not apply to weeks. You will not see those disclaimers on any week exchanges that didn't already have some fees disclosed, I don't think.
I believe these housekeeping fees are new after the "site enhancements" I have been on rci weeks for 15 years and never have seen them on the weeks side (although I only search certain locations) I have certainly never been charged these fees on any of my exchanges. These new fees are listed under Urgent Information. I noticed them yesterday while trading into the Hilton in Orlando which I have done a dozen times without housekeeping fees listed.
Here's a kicker - Endless Vacation rentals don't charge housekeeping fees for the weekly stays I looked at.I just checked Last Calls.
Yep. Housekeeping fee of $75 charged for Wyndham Cypress Palms there too.
This is outrageous. Owners pay for weekly housekeeping thru their MFs. Now the resort wants to 'double dip' by charging a housekeeping fee to full week exchangers too??
Is this only Wyndham resorts?
Answer: Vacation Village at Parkway lists a $20 housekeeping fee for a weekly stay for Last Calls too. Silver Lake lists the $30 daily fee for 1 bed units for Last Calls too.
What the heck is going on???
I noticed that one too as I am searching for Orlando for a short stay in November. Since I just stayed at Star Island (thru a TUG last minute rental posting) I KNEW it wasn't all Inclusive. But geez, all of this craziness is making it impossible for me to feel comfortable pulling the trigger on any type of exchange right now!Something is very wrong. Look at the disclaimer for Star Island, which I am absolutely sure is not an all-inclusive resort???
•For important information regarding your All Inclusive Resort vacation and resort fees, visit RCI’s “All Inclusive” website AI.RCI.COM
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•Mandatory All Inclusive Program. Fees are per adult, per night plus 14% tax. Minimum occupancy of 2 adults in studio units & 4 adults in 2 bedroom units.
•2011 Fees: Jan2-Feb3 US$94; Feb04-May05 US$100; May06-Jul14 US$76; Jul15-Aug18 US$87; Aug19-Dec15 US$70; Dec16-Jan05 US$118. Children 6-12 yrs old Jan02-May05 & Jul01-Aug18 US$30; Dec16-Jan05 US$40;
•May06-Jun30 & Aug19-Dec15, two Children 6-12 yrs old for free. The program includes all meals, beverages, entertainment and non-motorized water sports.
•The All Inclusive Fees must be paid upon arrival at front desk (cash not accepted). Fees are subject to change without notice.