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So, I was going to stay at Planet Hollywoood

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by gotavegasjones, Apr 22, 2013.

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  1. gotavegasjones

    gotavegasjones VIP Whale

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    But, over the weekend my wife received an offer ffrom Red Rock which included 3 comped nights. $59.00 for tonight followed by 3 free nights. And, they will not charge us the $27.99 Resort Fee! They will charge a fee of $12.99 for tonight. We'll spend less than $80.00 for 4 nights at Red Rock. I'm pretty sure we will have that covered after talking to a host just before we check out on Friday. I always rent a car in Vegas so getting around is not an issue.

    When I called Planet Hollywood Saturday to cancel our reservation the clerk asked why. I simply said "Resort Fee." She told me that I wasn't the first to cancel for that reason. Of course, free romms at RR emboldened my indignation against CET.

    We have not paid for a room in a CET property in more than 5 years. We've stayed at Paris, Pho, Flamingo, IP and Harrah's. When I was planning this trip very few of the nights I wanted were comped. The Quad and Rio had free nights Ballys, Flamingo and Paris had relatively low rates (($3.75 to $19.25 per night). We decided on Pho with rates which averaged $42.00 per night. On top of the room rate was a $20 resort fee. It galled me to pay for a rom at CET and I hated paying the fee. But, my wife wanted to stay mid-strip. She changed her mind and booked the Red Rock offer. Even being charged $52 by Pho for cancelling less than 72 hours prior to arrival, we are gonna save almost $200. We get a win before the trip even begins.

    later, GVJ
     
  2. mdee

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    I'm sure you'll have a nice time! I spent a day out there in January just hanging out, going bowling and playing the slots.
    I'm not a table player so I cannot comment on those games but Red Rock seems to have more penny slots over the $1 type.
    The food court was nice and having a movie theater on premises seems cool if you are wanting a break from the action.
    I didn't check out any of the other restaurants but I like the resort. Do you plan on hitting the strip at all during your stay?
    Have fun!!
     
  3. DReynolds86

    DReynolds86 Come On, You Blues!

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    But I thought that everyone asked for Resort Fees. It made life so much easier and more convenient.
     
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    Excellent! The more folks who make specific mention of resort fee for their choice of staying somewhere else, the more likely it is to become clear to the casino/hotel operators that such fees can be really bad for their business, particularly with regard to knowledgeable/experienced guests (which happens to include most of the experienced gamblers whose action is still (though diminishing, it's still a huge chunk) a major source of income for them).
     
  5. gotavegasjones

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    mdee - thanks ffor the well wishes. Indeed it is a nice place. We have stayed there several times. I really enjoy the spa and fitness area in the early morning. We frequently see a movie in the afternoon when at RR. The restaurants and the Buffet are pretty good. I always rent a car so we'll hit the strip or downtown every day. The video Poker is very good at RR. The BlackJack rules are O.K, compared to CET and most Downtown properties. It should be a fine time.

    DReynolds86 - yeah, "recent surveys suggest, blah, blah, blah." I'm gonna give MGM joints (Aria, Bellagio, Mandalay, Monte Carlo) and Red Rock some significant action this trip. If this leads to some good offers, I'll take 'em. I'd rather pay resort fees to MGM propderties than CET.

    thebucket - I agree. If every person who thinks the fees sucks said so.....maybe. The trouble is that most folks recognize that even with the fees, rooms at nice hotels in Vegas are much less expensive than comparable hotel rooms in any other 'destination city.'

    We head to the airport in a few hours. Of course I've been packed since yesterday.

    later, GVJ
     
  6. split10's?

    split10's? Low-Roller

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    Now you're even closer to Frankie's Tiki Room! :banana::woohoo::woot::jester::beer:
     
  7. Marky147

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    Sounds like you're already winning before you even get to Vegas!!

    Great result on the room, and best of luck for your trip GVJ :thumbsup:
     
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    Hopefully they track the reason when guests cancel. Assuming they do, management will need a substantial percentage of cancellations attributed to resort fees before considering reversing their policy. There is too much money on the table.

    Besides, management earning the big bonuses do not have to deal with any grief - it's an added convenience for low paid front line staff to endure.

    I look forward to the first Vegas $50 per night (plus tax) resort fee.

    Kudos to Venetian/Palazzo for making these fees optional (TI is said to have as well, but nothing on their website indicates the fees are optional).

    To the OP > I really liked my stay at Red Rock, and would return again with a comp offer (and no resort fees). I received monthly offers for 2 or 3 nights plus small free play until this year, where my comp offers are down to certain weekdays or $59/night for non comp nights. I do not want to pay a $30 per night resort fee (w/ tax).

    Their casino is attractive to me because of their excellent full pay VP, great sports / race book. Their BJ rules are OK, not great, and they have decent dining options.
     
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