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CET/Rio resort fee question?

Discussion in 'Off-Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by jamesxnj, Jul 25, 2013.

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  1. jamesxnj

    jamesxnj VIP Whale

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    I have a few nights comped at the Rio (Booked in May) and in April signed up for the Total Rewards Visa card which included the upgrade to Platinum level.
    The thread in the comps section here mentions resort fees waived for Platinum status...

    Now today a buddy emailed me this from some CET page he came across while booking a night..:

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    Las Vegas room reservations subject to a daily resort fee between $15 and $25 (subject to applicable tax) to be added at check-in. Resort Fee includes: daily in-room high speed Internet and fitness center access for two and local calls. Resort Fees not assessed for Diamond and Seven StarsĀ® guests, but such packages may be purchased upon request with call center agent or at check in.
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    So now I'm not quite sure if I'll be charged upon check-in or not? My reservation shows no mention of a resort fee,but under
    Estimated total there is a ** disclaimer about 'service fees,taxes'

    Can anyone who is Platinum status with CET help out? Thanks Very Much !
     
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    I am platinum and am not paying resort fees. I had forgotten all about them actually until I went to book my moms room. She is gold, and has to pay the fees.
     
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    The resort fee is waived if you have already upgraded to a TR Visa card. Many people have done that knowing Platinum and above have a waiver on the resort fee. If you are Platinum and above, you also have the option to pay the daily fee if you so choose.
    You'll love Rio......i was there in May and if you can, stay in the Ipinema Tower with a Strip/Pool view. My week was comped at Rio but i used the $20 tip when checking in to upgrade to Premium. Also, the Ipinema is close to the pool, the Rio shuttle, and when getting off the elevator, you have Starbucks, a snack shop, and some eats nearby. And don't forget to use the Rio Zip line.
     
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    I also received the new TR credit card and was upgraded to platimum. I recently booked 4 comped nights at the Rio for late October and my reservation specifically shows $0.00 resort fee.
     
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    I also received the new TR credit card and was upgraded to platimum. I recently booked 4 comped nights at the Rio for late October and my reservation specifically shows $0.00 resort fee.
     
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    The reservation you made for comped rooms will say zero regardless. My reservation next week at Caesars shows zero (i'm also comped) but being Gold i will have to pay the fee upon check out. The resort fee is done at check out because you may have other charges (like dining, porno movies, etc). The resort fee is stated in the "Terms/Conditions" area, it's generic except for the price depending on what CET property you stay at ($10-$25+ tax).
    I look at it this way..........i'm only paying about $140 for 5 nights at Caesars, or about $28 a night at being Gold, that's not bad. I considered the Visa card, but in the long run (12 months from now) it wasn't worth it. There is no way i would achieve Platinum the old fashioned way........by gambling.
     
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    Thanks for the replies everyone!
    Waverunner,thankyou for the Rio advice - I've stayed there quite a bit it is home away from home since 2003!
    I also like the Ipenema and the pool view :thumbsup:
    I notice your timer is just about a week away,Have a fantastic trip!
     
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    Thank you, even though i am staying at Caesars next week, i plan to take the Rio shuttle from Bally's to Rio and walk across the street to Gold Coast for lunch. I will probably say hello to Rio on my way back from GC and check out the new Rio Zip Line. I'm booked the rest of 2013 but may stay at Rio again in the Spring of 2014. I loved Rio.
     
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