I'm starting to notice a lot of hotels will quote you a rate, sans tax (which is normal practice in the US it seems) but then also mention in the fine print a nightly "resort fee" which they'll tack onto your bill upon leaving.
This fee can be anything from $2 to $30 a night.
Some places have an actual spa attached and this resort fee is an optional price which makes sense. For example you can pay for a night at a Disney Hotel, but your theme park tickets are a separate property and a separate price.
But it seems that some of these operators have say, a pool, and therefore add another compulsory $2.50 a night to your bill outside the quoted room rate. Another example I found was that they supply towels and a tea & coffee making facilities so it's another $2 a night thank you very much.
This seems a very underhanded way to pretend that their room rates are cheaper than they are. What's next? $5 a night "bed fee"?