I brought this up recently in the context of researching a stay at the HR Waikiki, and I also submitted a question for the chat yesterday (but it wasn't picked): while waived for Diamonds (not sure about Plats) for award stays, it seems that resort fees often take away a significant portion of the earned status benefits for Platinum and Diamond members. Waikiki: A Resort Fee of $18.00 plus tax per room, per night will be assessed. The fee covers the following items: two large bottles of water - replenished daily, high speed internet access, complimentary use of in-room safe, complimentary local phone calls, complimentary 1-800 calls, complimentary international calls (up to 60 minutes) per stay, local newspaper (Monday-Friday), pick up at the Front Desk, complimentary incoming faxes, Health Club access, resort cultural activities, access to beach amenities. Kauai: A Resort Fee of $25 per room, per night will be assessed. The resort fee program covers: Access for two (2) to the fitness center including fitness classes, internet access, self parking, two (2) bottled waters in-room daily, in-room coffee and tea, 10% discount on select merchandise at Anara Spa, the Logo Shop at the Tennis Garden, Poipu Bay Golf Pro Shop and Captain Andy's Lagoon Side Hut, One (1) hour tennis court time each day, 10% discount on business center internet access, local and 1-800 phone calls, incoming faxes, local newspaper, luggage tag made with key upon checkout. Maui: A Resort Fee of $25 per room, per night will be assessed. The fee covers the following items: Admission to the fitness center Moana Athletic Club, Fitness classes including Hydro-Fit, Water Aerobics, Yoga, Flexibility Training, Meditation, Body Conditioning, Pilates, Step, Boot Camp and Zumba, in-room coffee and tea, 1-800/888 and local calls, daily Maui News newspaper, one hour of court time at the Tennis Center, and wireless internet access in guestroom. Clearwater Beach, FL: A Resort Fee of $20 per room, per night will be assessed. The fee includes: High Speed Wireless or Wired Internet Access in Guest Rooms, Poolside Activities & Games (Ping Pong, Foosball, Wii), Pool Chair & Towel Service and Beach Towel Service, Two Bottles of Water Replenished Daily, Complimentary Self Service Laundry, 24 Hour Access to Our Stay Fit Gym, Local Newspaper Upon Request, Complimentary Arrival Beverage, Incoming & Outgoing Fax Service, Local & 800 Calls, In Room Coffee Tamaya: A Resort Fee of $20 per room, per night will be assessed. The fee covers the following items: High Speed Wired Internet, Golf bag storage, bicycle rental, local telephone calls, 800/888 telephone surcharges, incoming faxes, self-parking, spa facility access, and 24 hour Stay Fit exercise facilities. ... Personally, I feel offended by being asked to pay a surcharge for something I either should get for "free" based on my elite level or simply don't care about (Golf Bag Storage? I don't play golf. Incoming faxes? What's that worth, 3 cents a page? I haven't used a fax machine in probably 5 years. In-room coffee? All your Hyatt Place properties have free in-room coffee. Etc. etc. etc.) I believe SPG faced a lot of criticism for their resort fees from elites and instituted a policy last year that properties are required to offer an alternative benefit for the resort fee portion that is covering elite benefits. What's Hyatt GP's view of this?