Discussion in 'LV Strip Hotels' started by Blonde_4_ever, Feb 17, 2017.
From the LA Times
Resort fees at 10 popular Las Vegas hotel-casinos set to increase
Crappy gambling, drink vouchers, overpriced mediocre buffets, paid parking, increased resort fees, what's next?
But I suck it up and suck it in all the same. It won't be long now. \/
Caesars Palace, $35 (Currently $32)
The Cromwell, $35 (Currently $32)
Flamingo, $30 (Currently $29)
Harrah’s, $30 (Currently $29)
The Linq, $30 (Currently $29)
NOBU, $35 (Currently $32)
Paris, $35 (Currently $32)
Planet Hollywood, $35 (Currently $32)
Rio, $30 (Currently $25)
resort and parking fees=good reason to try other venues like downtown and local casinos----
I just updated the Resort Fee Sticky in this section to reflect the new fees for CET as well as the tax increase, both occurring on 3/1/17.
Sure is starting to feel like Vegas doesn't want me to visit anymore.
Where does it end?
Just wait for the next economic downturn!
Perhaps people are willing to pay an admission fee to walk the strip to buy watered down daiquiris....access controls start at wynn and end at MB. lol.
There are lots that would pay
Parking a resort fees are one heck of a revenue stream. Like crack to the financial types. Good luck getting them into rehab.
At this point, customers can either be
A) Willing to pay to enjoy the strip or certain locations/facilities
B) Play enough to get them waived
C) Go elsewhere
(Parking fees can be eliminated by not driving for some people)
There really otta be a law that these places must include resort fees in their pricing listings.
Pretty funny 30$ at the Linq .rooms used to be 15$ at IP .bed bugs stay free
$30 extra to stay at the rio?
One of the great things about Vegas used to be nice lodging for relatively cheap prices. With these crazy resort fees that has basically been destroyed. Paying for parking doesn't help the situation either. It's like Vegas is trying to sabotage itself with all these fees. Whose genius ideas are these?
Airlines and hotels have been loading on junk/crap fees, and then increasing them for nearly 10 years minimum. The airlines started after the near meltdown of their industry post 9/11 and the subsequent bankruptcies many of them went through. That was followed up by the fuel surcharges to offset unhedged fuel costs. When the price of jet fuel came down, the fuel surcharges morphed into misc. fees. Then they unbundled various services from the fares and started charging extra for those too. It's a beautiful thing when the free market economy gets twisted around like this.
For hotels, it's been the resort fee. They bundled up a collection of things, made them mandatory (unless you have a certain level of elite status with some hotels) and get away with advertising what is often a deceptively low rate per night. Add-on parking fees, early check in fees, early check out fees, metered drinks for VP at a bar and a host of other fees and surcharges and, once again, the customer gets less value for every dollar forked over.
I've lived through a few economic downturns and there'll be another one sometime soon. I can hardly wait.
Do you think the casinos will loosen up when the economy goes south?
Never has this been a more appropriate response, "I would bet on it."
I like how the article says MGM will hold their fee increases...lol
Resort fee is a genius move. Vegas thriving like never before and we all (mostly) shell out for it each trip.
They days of all rooms being comped, yet with $100/$200 resort fees can't be too far away
There was a law passed several years ago that required airlines to list the final prices including all miscellaneous fees... I think that something similar can easily be done industry wide for hotels. If consumers just look at the final "out the door" price just like we do with the airline tickets, I think we will be fine.
What is the breaking point for resort fees? We're up to $35. What about $40? $45? Those are basically what lower end rooms used to cost sun-thu. Maybe even more.
So if Luxor say comps me 3 weekday nights but I have to pay valet or regular parking and $35 resort fee or whatever, I'm up to like $50 a night. plus taxes on all that. That's no comp, brother.
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