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Venetian waives resort fees for Priceline 'Name Your Own Price' bookings

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels & Casinos' started by wishman35, Jun 4, 2013.

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  1. wishman35

    wishman35 VIP Whale

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    I forgot to update after my last trip where I got Venetian through bidding on Priceline.

    Asked front desk if I could waive resort fee at check in, he said no problem!

    I know that it was asked weeks ago and nobody was sure in regards to third party bookings, so I am here to confirm 100% that the resort fee must be optional at the Venetian/Palazzo on all reservations. Just make sure you ask.

    Progress indeed!
     
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    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    A pretty sharp role reversal from most despised Strip property after pulling existing comp offers a few years ago to the sole casino operator on LV Blvd, aka The Strip, to offer guests a chance to waive resort fees (South Point was the last Strip holdout). Every other Strip casino operator requires a resort fee for paid rooms. A good number also require fees on comped rooms (depending on offer, players club status and/or other factors).

    Link - All Vegas Casinos (Strip, Downtown and Off Strip) offering NO Resort Fees or fees under $10 + tax.
     
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    Not true. It is still possible to stay at a strip casino with absolutely no resort fee - Casino Royale.
     
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    Hmm you may have just gotten lucky, doesn't it specifically say resort fee is added when you book now?

    Did you tell him you didn't know about it or something? Or just ask if you could wave it?

    Also random side note about Priceline and Hotwire, I've been looking at it for an upcoming trip rather frequently. A lot of the prices on there are MORE or the same as booking direct with a promo code (from smartervegas.com) especially if it's like Aria and Vdara and Trump. So check before you bid or buy through Hotwire, just thought I'd share. I know I'd rather have the refundable direct option versus a bidding option.
     
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    Viva Las Vegas Ramblin' Gamblin' Man

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    You are correct. List updated.
     
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    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    True - though there have been some reports of prices there that compare to the "real" hotels on the strip. No idea if that has changed.
     
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    Casino Royale doesn't count hahaha ;)

    I mean it sucks we have to pay them, but now that every hotel has them, it's fairly even now. I mean it's annoying, but I just add $28 to everything I price out.
     
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    As for Priceline/Hotwire, you just have to be smart and know what the prices are. My whole trip is booked with them. Priceline has been offering 10% off Express Deal coupons. One could say that bidding will net you a lower price...true it can sometimes BUT for instance Strip South had a 5 star hotel with bed choice the other day. Low and behold - Studio Terrace was available for a Saturday/Sunday/Monday night at $165 before coupon (City Room was actually MORE, I couldn't believe it). The Saturday night is around $450/night regular price and with Cosmo.. even the 3 days/20% off deal is not allowing this Saturday to be booked direct. Bidding in Strip South risks getting Vdara or Aria since the nightly price is lower.

    After coupon I got Cosmo for 3 nights after tax for close to what that Saturday night is costing regularly.

    Another easy one is Fremont 4 Star - always available as an express deal and it is obviously Golden Nugget. $109 for a Friday night through their email discount, $84 - 10% on Priceline Express Deals...about $92 after taxes and fees. Also available as a bed choice so you can get Rush tower for cheaper if you want.

    Obviously you are prepaying which is the downside...but if you are smart, the savings come in handy! :)
     
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