Got an offer from V/P today for some comp nights. My sister still doesn’t have a room booked for our March/April trip together, so I figured I’d give them a call. Now, I’ve given V/P very little play over the past few years. So, usually when I call them about an offer, it’s all “sold out”. Surprisingly, this time was different and they actually had the dates I wanted available. So, as we’re going through the whole booking process, the (incredibly friendly and helpful, btw,) lady mentions the resort fee and what it covers, that it is charged at check in…blah, blah, blah. Then she says “can you hold on for a minute?” When she comes back, she says “I’m glad I checked…the resort fee is optional; you don’t have to pay it, but you won’t get the benefits.” I assume that this is only for comp’d rooms. In two prior (comp’d) stays at V/P, I was charged the resort fee once and not charged it the other time. This is the first time I’ve ever heard anyone say that it was “optional”. :confused2: I’m not really going anywhere with this…just thought I’d put it out there as I found it interesting.