Update: Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare No Longer Charging Energy Fee

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Update: Hyatt Place Chicago O'Hare No Longer Charging Energy Fee

Update: Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare No Longer Charging Energy Fee

In positive news, the Hyatt Place Chicago O’Hare is no longer charging its ridiculous energy fee. This is an update on news from early in June. Here’s the latest.

Hyatt Energy Fee

We’ve talked about some ridiculous fees before. I’m pretty sure I played a part in Marriott preventing their U.S. hotels from charging extra fees when using credit cards. We’ve also talked about the craziness of resort fees. There are also some crazy fees in Las Vegas that they seem to make up out of thin air.

This Hyatt energy fee, though? That’s a new one. They’re charging you an extra fee…to use the electricity. It was a percentage of the hotel room rate, which is odd. Guests don’t use more electricity on more expensive nights, so this is not a legitimate fee. Not at all. One Mile At A Time had a write-up on this when it reared its head early in June.

Update: Hyatt Place Chicago O'Hare No Longer Charging Energy Fee

Update

Reader Bobby J commented on my Hyatt Rosemont review asking if this was the same hotel. I made a dummy booking to see if the fee is still there, and it’s not.

First, I tried booking from my wife’s account, since she isn’t a Globalist. Then, I tried from mine. Neither test booking shows the fee.

Final Thoughts

It’s good to see that this fee is gone. I am very against these invented fees to fleece customers. Let’s hope this fee isn’t a sign of things to come.

Ryan S
Travel hacker in 2-player mode, intent on visiting every country in the world, and can say "hello" or "how much does this cost?" in a bunch of different languages.

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  1. Thanks for the shoutout and glad my question confirmed the fee was gone. Admittedly, I’m a Marriott/Accor loyalist so Hyatt doesn’t really figure for me; though when I see BS fees like this, my blood boils. Marriott and Accor are just as guilty as everyone else, but seeing an energy fee at a rinky-dink airport hotel like this is a whole new level of chutzpah.

  2. Glad Hyatt Place Chicago has ditched the fee, wonder if it was because of all the fee shaming.
    Watch them introduce a check-in fee to replace it.

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