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2019 Hotel Resort Fees Thread

Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Sonya, Dec 31, 2018.

  1. VegasBJ

    VegasBJ VIP Whale

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    Hence, my statement of staying somewhere else. it still will not affect the occupancy rates of Vdara, Bellagio, or Aria
     
  2. Flyers

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    My husband and I are hosted at Mandalay Bay and have never paid a resort fee. However, I will say that over the years, these fees are bullsh...t We all know you get nothing for it. Sad.
     
  3. AlPal

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    Vdara was my preferred place to stay, until I said enough was enough. So technically it has. I am far from the only one. But you're right, people by and large like wasting money. They will not suffer.
     
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  4. mikel123

    mikel123 Not A Lawyer

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    I also cancelled a "comp" stay at Vdara. IMO, the only people not sensitive to these fees are business travelers expensing the costs.
     
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  5. The Toddster

    The Toddster Don't be an egg-suckin' dawg!

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    Everyone has a limit on what they'll put up with. I don't like resort fees but I'm getting comped rooms and my Rewards Credits usually cover the fees, so I'm still getting a free room. If I was paying for a room and then had to pay the fees on top of that, well, then it might be a different story. I won't patronize a convenience store that requires a minimum purchase to avoid a 50 cent debit card fee. Doesn't matter if I'm using cash or I've more than covered the minimum - I ain't shopping there. We all have our quirks over these sorts of things.
     
  6. Ten_On_The_End

    Ten_On_The_End Low-Roller

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    Will this ever end ?

    Article here

    "We are constantly evaluating prices to ensure they properly reflect the business landscape and the services and amenities they support," said Brian Ahren, director of corporate media relations at MGM.

    Code speak for "Let's see how high we can go"
     
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  7. Tex

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    Aren’t resort fees the result of people booking rooms thru travel agencies instead of booking direct because of the sales commissions paid?
    The casinos add the resort fees on the end and don’t pay commissions on that part of the overall cost to Travelocity, Kayak etc. ?

    So if consumers would quit using those sites for convenience and book direct, eventually resort fees might go away?
    LOL who am I kidding. They would just tack it on somewhere else but at least the total “advertised” room price would be posted.
     
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    {press play} As long as the economy remains strong, this kind of drek will not only continue, but get worse! {press rewind}
     
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    The resort fees are here to stay.....will only keep increasing unfortunately.
     
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  10. vegaskid74

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    As others have noted, all it will take to put the brakes on all of this fee nonsense is another deep recession. Any takers?
     
  11. Figment76

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    Yes please!
     
  12. duffer1991

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    Just to add a small note....The Golden Gate waives the resort fee on comped rooms.

    I have never seen the parking lot full, but they require you to use the valet. It is not a big deal.
     
  13. Sam610

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    It kind of annoys me that MGM are increasing resort fees at some properties when they stated only in March this year that they would not - "MGM Resorts has no plans to increase resort fees this year, Chief Financial Officer Corey Sanders and Chief Strategy Officer Aaron Fischer told a JPMorgan conference in March". :thumbsdown:
     
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    Unplanned resort fee increases! :wink2:
     
  15. stlguy197239

    stlguy197239 High-Roller

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    That's what happens when you miss targets and need to increase revenue before the end of the year - you lay people off and then increase fees where you can. It will be interesting to see how long it takes CET/ElDorado to follow suit even though they are saying they won't this year.
     
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  17. SH0CK

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    Per the offer email I received from Sahara today, they now charge $37.95 plus tax.
     
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  18. SH0CK

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    With the change from Hooter's to Oyo Las Vegas, they now charge a $41.95 resort fee, before tax. Up from $35.
     
  19. tringlomane

    tringlomane STP Addicted Beer Snob

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    Ouch. I thought this was supposed to be a discount hotel chain!
     
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  20. Init2winit

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    Wonder how much higher these fees need to go before some regulations are passed to ban/control these add-on fees.
     
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