Whats the best way to find out if a market/city will charge for hospitality/occupancy taxes or not?
contact the city and state directly
Google is your friend. For example, I googled "New York City occupancy tax" and this was the first result:
The Hotel Room Occupancy Tax Rate of 5.875% went into effect on December 20, 2013. From December 1, 2013 to December 19, 2013, the Hotel Room Occupancy Tax rate was 5%. When filing your Hotel Room Occupancy Tax return, you should include all of the rent charged on Line 5 and multiply that by 5.875%.