The average resort fee, which covers everything from "free" WiFi to access to exercise facilities, now stands at almost $21, a jump of 8.7 percent from last December. The biggest increases came in large metropolitan cities, including New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles, where resort fees are up by a whopping 70 percent in six months. "Until recently, most hotels in these cities didn't charge a fee," says Randy Greencorn, publisher of Resortfeechecker.com. No wonder, then, that frustration with resort fees is reaching a boiling point. They're difficult to fight once they've been added to a bill. Government action on the fees, once thought to be inevitable, has stalled. Get the full story at the Chicago Tribune