In this environment, as many of the amenities will be closed, resort fee is BS and it shouldn't be charged. But I am sure they will charge it, until at least when they cannot. They'll gauge the demand. Incidentals hold, although mostly used for paying for room charges, is also used for potential damages as Rollvadice also mentioned. A similar type of a deposit is in the works when you rent a place, or a car. What happens if after you leave, they figure that two floorlamps are broken, or the armchair is cut across, or all of the towels/robes are missing etc. That's how they secure their inventory. I think incidental hold is fair, and I don't think they should stop doing that practice. Incidental charge has been there for ages, and it's even used by Motel 6, Super 8 type establishments. So, it's not really based on amenities, but mostly for the hotel to protect their investment/revenue. If your cash holdings or credit card limit does not cover the incidentals, then you might prefer to stay at a lower cost hotel, as incidentals are almost always a function of room rates (the cheaper the hotel, the lower the incidental hold).