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2016 Hotel Resort Fees Thread

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by Sonya, Jan 4, 2016.

  1. Sonya

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    Several Las Vegas hotels charge a nightly resort fee on top of the advertised room rates. These fees apply on top of rooms booked directly with the hotel, as well as those booked through a broker or outside web site. They also often apply to rooms that are comped or free with a club card offer.

    In an effort to help people better make decisions when choosing a hotel, we've compiled this list. Please be aware that these fees change without notice. If you find something in this post that is not current, please send a PM to Sonya or post in this thread and one of us will edit the original post ASAP. Thanks for your help keeping this list current.

    Hotels with NO RESORT FEE:
    • Arizona Charlies Boulder
    • Arizona Charlies Decatur
    • California
    • Cannery
    • Casino Royale
    • Eastside Cannery
    • Four Queens (they have a $3/day fee for parking)
    • Fremont
    • Gold Strike
    • M Resort
    • Main Street Station
    • Marriott Grand Chateau
    • Skylofts at MGM Grand
    • Wynn Suites (regular, non-suite rooms do have a fee)
    These hotels are reporting that they will allow you to waive the resort fee and forego the amenities provided in the fee:
    • Bally's - Fee waived for Diamond and higherTotal Rewards Club Members
    • Caesars Palace- Fee waived for Diamond and higher Total Rewards Club Members
    • Flamingo - Fee waived for Diamond and higher Total Rewards Club Members
    • Harrah's - Fee waived for Diamond and higher Total Rewards Club Members
    • JW Marriott
    • Paris - Fee waived for Diamond and higher Total Rewards Club Members
    • Planet Hollywood - Fee waived for Diamond and higher Total Rewards Club Members
    • Linq - Fee waived for Diamond and higher Total Rewards Club Members
    • Rio - Fee waived for Diamond and higher Total Rewards Club Members
    • TI - Will waive fee for Players Club Members (for offer TVad Only)
    Hotels with Resort Fee:

    Property Name
    & Resort Fee (per night)
    Fee Includes:
    Aliante Casino + Hotel
    $12.99 ($14,55 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Shuttle (to/from Aliante Golf Course)
    Aria
    $35.00 ($39.20 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Business Center (Boarding Pass Printing)
    Bally's
    $29.00 ($32.48 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Bellagio
    $35.00 ($39.20 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Business Center (Boarding Pass Printing)
    Boulder Station
    $13.99 ($15.67 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Local Newspaper
    Gift Shop Discount
    Business Center (Copy & Fax)
    Caesars Palace
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Circus Circus
    $24.00 ($26.88 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Two (2) complimentary K- cups for a Keurig coffee maker
    Coupon for free chips & salsa w/purchase @ Blue Iguana
    Coupon for Buy-1-Get1 drink at West Casino or Slots A Fun bar
    Coupon for two Midway games
    Coupon for one premium Adventuredome ride
    Coupon for two Fitness passes
    Complimentary printing of your boarding pass at the mail and info desk
    Cosmopolitan
    $30.00 ($33.60 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet for up to 2 devices
    Local and Long Distance calls (In US Only)
    Fitness Center Access
    Tennis Court Access (when available)
    Cromwell
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center Access
    The D (Was Fitzgeralds)
    $20.00 ($22.40 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center Access
    $10 off Show Tickets
    Delano
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper (digital)
    Business Center (Outgoing faxes & Print boarding passes)
    Two complimentary cocktails per room, per stay
    Downtown Grand
    $19.95 ($22.34 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Two Bottles of Water
    Morning Coffee
    Coupon Book
    El Cortez
    $8.95 ($10.02 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Two Bottles of Water
    Complimentary glass of wine or 12 oz draft beer w/purchase of entree
    Encore
    $35.00 ($39.20 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Excalibur
    $29.00 ($32.48 w/tax)

    Wired Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Business Center (free incoming faxes)
    Fiesta Henderson
    $9.99 ($11.19 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Gift Shop Discount
    Business Center (Copy & Fax)
    Fiesta Rancho Station
    $9.99 ($11.19 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Gift Shop Discount
    Business Center (Copy & Fax)
    Flamingo
    $29.00 ($32.48 w/tax)

    Wireless & Wired Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Four Seasons
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Shoeshine Service
    In-room Coffee & Tea Service
    Gold Coast Hotel & Casino
    $15.99 ($17.90 w/tax)

    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Shuttle (to/from Orleans & Strip)
    Valet Parking
    In-room coffee
    Golden Gate
    $20.00 ($22.40 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    $10 off Show Tickets
    Golden Nugget
    $27.50 ($30.80 w/tax)

    Access for two to the Fitness Center daily (does not include the wet areas),
    Basic, in-room Internet access for 2 devices daily
    Two bottled waters daily (waters will be located in the guest rooms)
    Complimentary parking
    Complimentary airline boarding passes printing via the Front Desk or Box Office 24/7
    Complimentary newspapers in tower lobby from 6am to 10am daily
    $5 off Gordie Brown Tickets
    Green Valley Ranch Las Vegas
    $26.22 ($29.37 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Shoe Shine Service
    Shuttle (to/from Airport)
    Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
    $25.00 ($28.00 w/tax)

    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Shuttle (to/from Strip/Fashion Show Mall)
    Self Parking
    Valet Parking
    Pool Towels
    Harrah's
    $29.00 ($32.48 w/tax)

    Wired Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Hooter's
    $19.95 ($22.34 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Pool access
    In-room Safe
    Two bottles of water
    JW Marriott
    $14.99($16.79 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Drink Coupons
    Spa Credit
    Free Shuttle
    The Linq
    $29.00 ($32.48 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Lucky Dragon
    $18.00 ($20.16 w/tax)

    WiFi for up to 2 Devices of Basic Internet connection
    Maximum of 2 Bottled Waters Per Day in Room
    Boarding Pass Printed free at the Front Desk
    Free Parking
    Luxor
    $29.00 ($32.48 w/tax)

    Wired Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Fun book
    Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Business Center (Outgoing Fax & Boarding Pass printing)
    Mandarin Oriental
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Coffee & Tea 6am-8am
    MGM Grand Las Vegas
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Newspaper (USA Today - available at News Stand)
    Business Center (Copy & Fax - Limited services)
    Access to the Cardio Room
    The Mirage
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless & Wired Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center (cardio room only)
    Local Newspaper (available at News Stand)
    Business Center (Copy & Fax)
    Two robes for use during stay
    Monte Carlo
    $30.00 ($33.60 w/tax)

    Wired Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Business Center (Copy & Fax, Print boarding pass)
    2 Keurig K-cups/coffee pods per day
    New York New York
    $30.00 ($33.60 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Business Center (5 page fax, print boarding pass)
    The Orleans Hotel & Casino
    $15.99 ($17.91 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet (up to 3 devices)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    In-room coffee
    Palace Station
    $14.99 ($16.80 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Business Center (Copy & Fax)
    Shuttle (to/from Airport
    Palazzo
    $35.00 ($39.20 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    One two-for-one drink coupon for well drinks, domestic beer or wine at any casino bar excluding the pool decks
    Palms Casino Resort & Palm Place
    $25.00 ($28.00 w/tax)

    Unlimited local and toll-free calls
    Complimentary In-Room High speed internet service (faster rates available for additional fee)
    Complimentary access to Palms Cardio Center & Palms Place Fitness Center
    Daily Newspaper (available at select locations)
    Shuttle Service to and from the Forum Shops 11AM-8PM Daily (please note hours may adjust some)
    Paris
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet ( device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Planet Hollywood
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Plaza Hotel & Casino
    $18.00 ($20.16 w/tax)

    Local and 800# calls
    Wireless internet
    Bottled Water x2
    $300 Coupon Book
    Complimentary parking
    Early Check In (if available)
    Fitness Center
    Airport shuttle drop off
    Red Rock Casino Resort
    $25.99 ($29.11 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Shoe shine service
    Shuttle (to/from Airport & Strip)
    Rio
    $29.00 ($32.48 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Sam's Town
    $14.99 ($16.79 w/tax)

    Local and 800# calls
    Business Center (Copy & Fax)
    Shuttle (to/from Strip & Downtown Boyd Properties)
    Valet & Self-parking
    Santa Fe Station
    $13.99 ($15.67 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Local Newspaper
    Free Game of Bowling
    Free Cup of Starbucks Coffee
    The Signature at MGM Grand
    $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    In-room private label coffee
    2 bottles of water per day
    Silverton
    $14.55 ($16.30 w/tax)

    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Shuttle to Las Vegas Strip and Outlet Mall
    Silver Sevens (was Terribles)
    $14.99 ($16.79 w/tax)

    Wi-Fi access at Corona Cantina
    Boarding Pass Printing
    Copy & Fax Services
    Fitness Center
    Shuttle to Las Vegas Strip and McCarran Airport
    SLS Las Vegas
    $30.00 ($33.60 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Airport Shuttle
    Fitness Center Access
    South Point
    $18.75 ($21.00 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Airport Shuttle
    Stratosphere
    $20.99 ($23.57 w/tax)

    Free access to the fitness center
    Admission to the tower for up to 4 guests per room per day
    Wi-Fi for 3 devices
    2-for-1 Tickets to PinUp
    All day thrill ride pass for $28
    Suncoast
    $15.99 ($17.91 w/tax)

    Fitness Center
    Newspaper (USA Today)
    In-room coffee
    In-room safe
    In-room refrigerator
    Shuttle (to/from Strip and Airport w/reservation)
    Sunset Station
    $18.07 (tax included)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Gift Shop Discount - 20%
    2-for-1 Bowling
    Super 8 (Ellis Island)
    $9.99 ($11.19 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Super Star Breakfast: Complimentary breakfast buffet
    Complimentary Airport Shuttle
    Heated pool and spa
    Free Truck/bus parking
    Texas Station
    $12.99 ($14.55 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    Gift Shop Discount
    Free Bowling for 2
    Outlet Line Pass
    Treasure Island / TI
    $30.00 ($33.60 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper (available at Guest Center)
    Business Center (Copy & Fax - limit 10 pages)
    $25 Future Stay Credit
    Two-for-One cocktail, one per stay
    Tropicana Las Vegas
    $25.00 ($28.00 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    2 bottled waters
    Business Center (select services)
    Happy Hour and Show Discounts available
    Tuscany Suites
    $24.00 ($26.88 w/tax)

    Fitness Center
    Parking
    Pool Access
    Wireless Internet
    Bottled Water in room
    Vdara at City Center
    $35.00 ($39.20 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Local Newspaper
    Bottled water in room
    Fitness Center
    Boarding pass printing & notary services
    10% off Spa retail
    Turndown service (upon request)
    Venetian
    $35.00 ($39.20 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    Local Newspaper
    One two-for-one drink coupon for well drinks, domestic beer or wine at any casino bar excluding the pool decks
    Westgate
    $29.95 ($33.54 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet (1 device)
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
    In-room safe
    Wynn
    $35.00 ($39.20 w/tax)

    Wireless Internet
    Local and 800# calls
    Fitness Center
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  2. cmasia

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  3. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Ellis Island is now telling me their resort fee is $9.99, even though that page says $12.99. Still trying to find out which is true. I've updated the list to include the new fee and the amenities covered.
     
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    Venetian/Palazzo are currently showing $32 plus tax when I go to their booking pages. Also, I don't see the Cafe Presse feature in their current list.
     
  5. Sonya

    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Updated Venetian/Palazzo.

    Also, per another thread, I confirmed that Caesars Palace, Cromwell, Paris, Planet Hollywood (and Nobu) are all also going to $32.00 ($35.84 w/tax) resort fee. I updated those as well.
     
  6. win4me

    win4me Low-Roller

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    I believe this changed at all CET Vegas properties effective 3/1/16 for Diamond & 7* ---New: resort fees waived & amenities are included

    "These hotels are reporting that they will allow you to waive the resort fee and forego the amenities provided in the fee"
     
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    Just looked today and the Westgate now quotes a resort fee of $33.54 per night tax included.

    Cheers,
    cmasia
     
  8. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Afraid so. :( That's $29.95 w/o tax, Sonya. Their standard room is less than the resort fee on a weekday...:evillaugh
     
  9. bubbakitty

    bubbakitty native Texan; born and bred.

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    Shouldn't it be referred to as another type fee? If you look at just the fiirst column of hotel names and categorize the property as resort or / other; few seem to fit the resort label. I get the "piggy-backing" but resort just seems a bit much in many cases. My property choices ar.e dwindling
     
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    No, of course some of those places aren't resorts, but the term "resort fee" is just the industry standard... its like when you see a "convenience fee" - when is it ever going to be "convenient"

    By just using the blanket term "resort fee" people pretty much know what it is and don't have to muddle through where at one place it might be a "room fee" and another its an "amenity fee" and elsewhere it might be a "facilities fee"

    Maybe, but you have to be smart about it: avoiding places that charge a resort fee for the sole reason that they charge a resort fee isn't always the best choice, especially if you have to stay at a dump or a place off strip where you basically end up spending the equivalent money getting to/from The Strip or wasting a lot of time walking or taking public transit. Also, for a lot of places that charge resort fees if you look back at their pricing over the last ten years for most of them their room rates have only gone up a small amount, other than via the resort fee, whereas for the places that don't charge a resort fee have seen their prices go up by larger amounts, that would be pretty much the same as if they'd gone up the small amount and added a resort fee, IE: place A back in 2005 was $40 and now they are $45 plus a $20 resort and place B back in 2005 was $40 and now their price is $65 and they have no resort fee - its the same increase at both places, so to pick place B just because they have no resort fee doesn't make any sense.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I upated Westgate's fee. I also had to change the descriptions of what's included for MGM Mirage properties.
     
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    Tropicana is now $29.00 before tax.
     
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    Fixed the table in the first post to show up correctly on the new software. It even works on your mobile phone now.
     
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    Sonya Queen of VMB

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    Updated Plaza's entry to reflect $18 resort fee.
     
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    topcard Older than the Stardust!

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    Hi Sonya... is there any way you could list the properties that typically waive the resort on comped/offer rooms?
    I know that Plaza, Golden Gate & Gold Coast all waive it on offer/comp rooms...(but you do have pay daily for wi-fi).
    It might be nice to know who the others may be.
    I know CET charges the fee, even on 'free-room' offers/comps.
     
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    I have this on top of the post:

    I can add the any other hotels that waive for comped stays or players club members.
     
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    Strange when I stayed at the aria in 2013 , we weren't allowed in the gym. I did pay resort fee though.
     
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    I know this is a pet peeve for a lot of people, me included. I stayed at the Flamingo in May of last year. It didn't include the pool. You had to pay extra for that.
    I'm sorry, but that is BS. A pool is expected at a "resort". In two previous stays, at Palazzo and Harrah's, I complained (at the time) that the wifi was spotty and I actually did need it to do some work. Of course, other than send someone up to scratch their heads, they don't fix the problem or offer you anything. However, since I was on record as calling during my stay to get someone to fix it, I complained again at check out. Palazzo comped me the resort fee. Harrah's cut it in half.
    I'm not saying to complain for the hell of it. However, if you're paying for something that doesn't work let them know.
     
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    Just updated this list to reflect some changes - Delano, Mandalay Bay, MGM Grand and Mirage are raising their resort fee to $32 ($35.84 w/tax) for reservations booked on or after 8/9/16.
     
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    You can update SLS - it's now $30