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Over the years the number one complaint from Las Vegas visitors has been airport taxi scams. Today very few people talk about the I-215 tunnel taxi scam. Currently, the number one Las Vegas visitor complain is Las Vegas hotel resort fee.
What is a resort fee you ask!. Resort fees are surcharges imposed by hotels to cover everything from local phone calls, daily newspaper to guest use of the gym. You are required to pay these fees whether you use those services or not. Ethically such fees should be included in the advertised room rate rather than tacked on to the final bill making you believe their rooms are cheaper than they actually are.
Imagine, finding and booking a room for $59 /night only to find out that the hotel plans to collect an extra $15 a day plus tax in resort fees. Instead of your 3 day stay costing $180 plus a 12% hotel tax, you are billed $180 + $45 + 12% hotel tax.
Are the resort fees unethical? Yes. Are they illegal? Unfortunately No, as long as it is disclosed. In most cases you will need help finding the fine print.
** Resort fees are charged per night (plus tax)
|SKYLOFTS at MGM Grand||Elara, a Hilton Grand Vacations Hotel|
|Aliante Casino and Hotel||Fairfield Inn By Marriott Las Vegas|
|Las Vegas Marriott||Marriott's Grand Chateau|
|Casino Royale||Desert Rose|
|Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino||Four Queens Hotel and Casino|
|The Palms Casino Resort||M Resort Las Vegas|
|Fremont Hotel & Casino||Golden Gate Hotel and Casino|
|California Hotel and Casino||Vegas Club Hotel & Casino|
|Royal Resort||Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel|
This list is updated periodically as more Las Vegas hotels adopt or reject the practice of charging resort fees.
Note: As of March 1, 2013, the following Las Vegas hotels Paris Las Vegas, Bally's, Rio All-Suite, Caesars Palace, Flamingo, The Quad , Planet Hollywood and Harrah's, now impose a mandatory resort fees that will be attached to a room reservation.
|Bally's Las Vegas - $15||Caesars Palace Las Vegas - $25|
|Flamingo Las Vegas - $18||Harrah's Las Vegas - $18|
|Paris Las Vegas - $20||Planet Hollywood Las Vegas - $20|
|The Quad Las Vegas - $10||Rio Las Vegas - $18|
|Harrah's Lake Tahoe - $20||Harvey's Lake Tahoe - $25|
Resort-Fee Optional Las Vegas Hotels
Resort-Fee option means you may decline the Resort Fee and the services included in the fee at check-in or check-out. However If you decline the Resort Fee, the services included in the fee are charged at regular prices whenever you use them.
The following Las Vegas Hotels offer a Resort Fee option to it's guests.
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Share your Las Vegas Hotel Resort Fee Experience
Comments to date: 6. Page 1 of 1.
Feb 4, 2014
The El Cortez DOES charge a Resort Fee now. They advertise in bold-face type that they don't, and when you make a reservation you won't see one on your confirmation, but when they give you your final bill you will notice a $10 "Fee" added to the taxes for each night. I guess since they don't call it... read more »
Jan 30, 2014
There actually was a law suit over the resort fees back in the early 2000's, when the fee was only about $4 a day, because there was NO notice or fine print AT ALL until you checked in and were told. I believe all this c*** is now in tiny print somewhere. If it's not, perhaps it's time for another... read more »
Dec 3, 2013
I usually stay at Golden Nugget, so I didn't know about any resort fees. Thanksgiving holiday 2013 I decided to stay at Excalibur because of the price, then when I checked in I was robbed into paying a $20 resort fee. $20 a day!! When I asked what that fee was for they told me it was a mandatory, no... read more »
Oct 3, 2013
These fees are sometimes for things that you should get with the cost of the room charge. Entrance into the pool, a newspaper, entrance to fitness room.You are a guest you should have access to the pool. How many people read a newspaper while on vacation. Do you go on vacation to exercise? Local cal... read more »
Jan 17, 2013
circus circus stifted me for resort fee. last time i will stay there.the place is a dump
Nov 21, 2012
I HATE resort fees. What a bunch of bull. I got nailed with this at excalibur & circus circus. Now i wont even go into those casinos.