NEW YORK – The next time you book a hotel room, read the fine print first.

New fees and novel freebies continue to pop up on hotel bills. Knowing what’s included — and what you’re willing to pay for — can make a big difference when it comes time to settle the bill.

More hotels are now charging for in-room Internet access while others are providing free computers in the lobby, coffee in the room and even breakfast. Some downtown hotels have added airport shuttles, aiming to steal business from properties closer to the terminal.

Often, budget hotels include more freebies while higher-end lodgings offer fewer.

Five-star lodgings “feel their customers can pay for it. They’re either on an expense account or have the wherewithal with disposable income,” says Joseph A. McInerney, head of the American Hotel and Lodging Association, the industry’s trade group.

The findings are part of a survey by travel research firm STR on behalf of the lodging association. STR contacted the 52,155 hotels in America and heard back from 23 percent.

One of the biggest growth areas in fees is in-room Internet access: 23 percent of hotels now charge for the service, up from just 15 percent four years ago.

If you don’t want to pay for Internet, go to the lobby. That’s where a whopping 78 percent of hotels — mostly upscale ones — offer free Internet access.

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, but breakfast is another matter. Some 79 percent of hotels now offer complimentary breakfast. At midscale chains, that number jumps to 97 percent.

Vegetarians, however, are out of luck. Only 35 percent of hotels offer meat-free menu choices, down from 48 percent in 2008.

Want to work off that breakfast? Most hotels have some type of fitness room — 84 percent overall and 95 percent for midscale hotels and higher. However, while gyms are increasingly common, more properties — about 25 percent — charge for their use.

Miss Fido or Fluffy when you’re on the road? Sixty-one percent of properties surveyed allow pets, mostly the midscale and economy ones. There was a drop in fees for keeping a pet. Only 42 percent charge for it, down from 46 percent in 2010.