Uh oh, looks like the Downtown Grand will be charging a resort fee when they open. :Þ http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2013/9/11/18282/5298/vegas-travel/Downtown+Grand+To+Charge+Grand+Experience+Fee This is a gist of the fee: When guests check into the Grand, they will be agreeing to pay a Grand Experience Fee billed at $11 a night. That will include high-speed internet access (although, free public WiFi will be available in certain locations), in-room bottled water, local and toll-free calls, morning coffee at one of multiple locations and a Grand Experience Book featuring a variety of discount and complimentary offers from Downtown Grand Las Vegas, Downtown3rd (think Mob Bar, Triple George) and many of its selected neighbors. But with downtown offerring free wifi and most of us having cel phones (I don't drink coffee, nor visit the bars) I won't make much use of their "Grand Experience". I usually drink a lot of water but with bottled water being so cheap (you can get a gallon of bottled water for under $2) I won't make much use of their bottled water unless they resupply the stock and give us 3 to 4 bottles a day. The article said that nightly rates start at $59 a night (that means $70 a night with resort fee) so I will probably gaze at the grand from the EC which usually offers much lower nightly rates. I really hope that the EC doesn't jump on the resort fee bandwagon, they can raise their rates and still be much lower than most of the downtown hotels.