So my buddy Lucky Pete writes me that there is this great sale at NYNY. Why the rooms are just $24 ON THE STRIP! He knows I am not going any time soon, but perhaps this great sale will be repeated when I am going. Perhaps I ought to guess at when I might be going to go and book, Pete suggests. I could always cancel or modify. It's not like I haven't told him about resort fees. It's just the way our minds work. All day long every day I get banners all over my computer for hotel prices that are outrageously cheap deals. But aren't. I wrote back and told him to add in the $22.40 resort fee which adds 93% to the advertised price of a room. I remember it being just about this time one year when Sam's Town on the B Connected site showed a pricing calendar with all weekday rooms January through December on sale for $9.99. I knew this had to be an error, and sure enough before too many fellow board members booked, Sam's Town took it down. But they honored my booking. Sam's Town has a $4.50 resort fee and I was figuring that $15.70 a night was fine in the spring. When I checked out of the hotel, no resort fee was on my bill. I paid the advertised price of $9.99 and tax. Somehow, I don't think that practice would happen at NYNY. And here is an interesting piece of math. The NYNY resort fee is 500% higher than the Sam's Town resort fee.