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Resort Fees - just say No?

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by VegasTravelNews, Jul 10, 2017.

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  1. VegasTravelNews

    VegasTravelNews MIA

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    Has anyone tried to get a Vegas resort to waive the resort fees at check in (basically, "Just say No")? Were you successful?

    Did anyone get the Resort fees waived at checkout? If so, why did they waive them?

    If you stay was comped, did the resort still require you to pay the resort fees?

    Any other tips or info on getting resort fees waived?
     
  2. BlacklabberMike

    BlacklabberMike VIP Whale

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    my host at PH credited back my credit card the fees..... she said,,,, you've been a busy boy



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  3. topcard

    topcard Re-Open Vegas!

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    Plenty of properties still provide a true "comp" and do not charge the resort fee on a comped room.
    The last time I stayed on a 'TR' comp (at the Rio), I asked about having the resort fee waived & they told me "no".

    On the other hand, I once stayed at Gold Coast an extra, unscheduled night (not comped up-front).
    I was able to get the room night comped 'back-end'... but had to use my 'points' to cover the resort fee for that 1 night.
    So, technically, it was still "comped", as any "points" I earn are still part of the "comp" system... but it was no different than a meal room charge paid for with points.
     
  4. andyg99

    andyg99 VIP Whale

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    when I first got a comped room (usually NYNY, Luxor or Excalibur) I had to pay the resort fees. The past few trips the resort fees were waived. I'm booked for Luxor in a couple of weeks with 3 comped nights but this time it looks like I'm back to paying the resort fee. Judging by the posts in the COMPS forum it must be because MLife has scaled back on their free-bees for us low rollers (high rollers too?)
     
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    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    Poke around the $20 trick section. There are a few here and there where the folks were able to bribe their way out of paying resort fees at different hotels. I wouldn't expect that to always be the way though.
     
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    Sams Town does not charge them on comp rooms. Flamingo did not last summer.
     
  7. The Rumor

    The Rumor VIP Whale

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    Flamingo generally does if you aren't diamond.
     
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    Its Only Money VIP Whale

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    If your play warrants it, the resort fees will be removed.

    I have a question about Diamond with TR. Do you get to use the amenities of the resort fees without paying if you are Diamond or are those amenities a la carte extras? I am one who uses all of the resort fee amenities and really have no issue with the packaged rate of them compared to the a la carte fees associated with each one. I know that is an unpopular opinion on this board, but I'm going to be spending on food, shows, gaming and whatever else while in town, I'm not going to sweat an ext $40 on an extremely cheap/free yet fabulous room.
     
  9. jcombs

    jcombs Low-Roller

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    Diamond gives you "free" access to the amenities covered by the resort free, so Wifi/spa access/etc. are all covered.
     
  10. nostresshere

    nostresshere Mr. Anti Debit Card

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    As to the first part - I am sure lots of people said "they are not going to pay that ___". But, in the end they did. Have not heard stories where people can just get them to take it off.

    As to comped rooms - all depends on level of play. If you are just barely getting a comped room, then nope. If you are a bit higher in your "donations" to the casino, they do waive them.
     
  11. eaglejohn

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    all Boyds comp resort fee with comp room offers. Except downtown(since they don't have RF LOL). Stations also comps RF on comp room offers.
     
  12. tex55

    tex55 High-Roller

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    Hard Rock does not charge a resort fee on comped rooms.
     
  13. mescalita

    mescalita old and in the way...

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    Many moons ago, before resort fees, my lovely wife and I were low rolling at Palace Station in a "luxurious" Courtyard room - probably paying less than $15 a night. While checking out I noticed we were being overcharged by a couple bucks per day. We started questioning the extra charges and were told about the "electric surcharge fee." I was really ticked off that they hadn't mentioned this earlier, and raised enough hell that they waived the fee just to get me away from the registration desk....
     
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  14. fugsworth

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    People can get them waived based on their play, as part of a travel package or loyalty program, as compensation for a customer service issue, and sometimes from the $20 trick, but I've never heard of anyone successfully getting them waived just because they asked/insisted.
     
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    gilly from philly Low-Roller

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    I have yet had to pay a resort fee on a comped room.
     
  16. waverunner

    waverunner ------VEGA$------

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    gilly, could you explain further?
    Do you have a host? Are you at the lowest level tier wise? Do you book only 2 or 3 nights instead of 5 or 6?
    I have 5 nights comped next month, but i expect to pay about $150 for the resort fee. I'm OK with having to spend $30 per night instead of $60 per, but obviously spending zero per night (resort fee) is so much better.
    I have always been told that if you are comped, but at the lower level (gold), without a host, you will have no choice but to pay the resort fee.
    I don't gamble enough to use a host, but i do enough gambling to warrant comped rooms for 5 nights.
     
  17. BlacklabberMike

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    just ask at check out to have someone review your play and see if they will remove the fee
     
  18. gilly from philly

    gilly from philly Low-Roller

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    I stay at only three different property groups, MGM, Cosmo and the Wynn. I do have a host at all three. I am the lowest tier at Cosmo and Platinum at Mlife. My stays varies from 3 to 5 nights.
     
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    Thanks gilly. I'll try what BlacklabberMike suggested. I do have plenty of TR rewards credits to use next month, but i would like to save as much of them as i can (i usually use the credits at checkout), but do to my health i had to change my diet and would like to use some of those credits towards dining instead of the junk food i always eat in Vegas away from the Strip.
    Thanks guys.
     
  20. Multifarious5

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    HI Wave, I know Gilly said he's Platinum, but I figured I'd chime in from a you former gold perspective.

    You CAN get offers with waived resort fees with gold. I'm platinum now, but was gold the last few years and never was charged resort fees on comped rooms. This includes Aria when gold, not just lower hotels.

    So yes, to date, you can have no resort fees at gold, and conversely, you CAN have resort fees at Platinum. Now, the secret amount they need to bump you to "no resort fees," who knows.
     
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