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Third Party Resort Fees

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by grosx2, Apr 16, 2016.

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  1. grosx2

    grosx2 VIP Whale

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    When booking thru a third party site, is the resort fee included in the total price, or is that added on at the hotel? My girlfriend's parents booked Bally's thru bookit.com, before I even had a chance to see if I could get them a friends and family rate. The confirmation email lists a price breakdown as follows:

    $351.88 - Room price total for 4 nights
    $58.03 - Taxes and Service Fees
    $409.91 - Total Price

    Will this be their all in price, or will a $30+ resort fee be added for each of the 4 nights?
     
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    Usually the resort fee is added and collected directly at the hotel.
     
  3. eaglejohn

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    about another $135 for resort fee will be added by hotel
     
  4. grosx2

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    Thats what I figured, thanks.
     
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    Its right on the bookit site Not that hard to see as it is in big bold letters

    "Please note this property imposes a Daily Resort Fee of $32.48 (includes tax) per room per night. The resort fee includes: fitness center admission for 2 per day, daily in-room internet access for one device, all local calls."
     
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    Yeah I didn't book the room or visit the site, all I have is a confirmation email that was forwarded to me. But good to know!
     
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    The resort fees added separately.

    The reason the casinos have moved to this model is so that they do not have to pay any commissions on the resort fee. They will only pay commissions to the third party booking agent for the room rate (which is lowered now).
     
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    That is the reason behind resort fees. The hotel can raise their rates without having to give a portion to the 3rd party booking agent. And to boot, they list sooner on the list of hotels because their rate is lower and most sites list hotels from least expensive to most expensive. It's truly a win-win proposition for the hotel...unless people start to avoid hotels that do this sneaky act of raising the price via resort fees instead of being straight forward about it. Yeah, that will happen when Hell freezes over.
     
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