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Which Hotels Have Resort Fees and What They Include

April 21, 2009 at 4:10 PM | by | Comments (7)

GO HERE FOR THE UPDATED LIST OF RESORT FEES. Many of the fees listed below have now increased.

Resort Fees are nothing new in the hotel world. Guests have long been shocked over what they're being socked with—all those little extras that get added to the bill, like it or not, for a bunch of hotel amenities, use 'em or not. 20/20 even did a piece on resort fees last year. But in today's economic climate, where travel on the cheap seems to be the only kind of travel anyone is interested in, resort fees are seeming more and more excessive.

In Las Vegas, several of the big hotel casinos have resort fees. Here we tell you who's got 'em and what they include.

At the Excalibur a resort fee of $5 is tacked on, per day, to your room rate plus tax for a total of $5.45. This is what it gets you:
· Unlimited local and 800 number calls (domestic long distance is 10 cents/minute)
· Entrance to the fitness center
· Two free well, wine, or draft beverages at casino bars
· Two free midway games at Fantasy Faire

Hooters and Luxor also have $5 resort fees covering similar "perks." New York, New York has a $3.99 fee, The Signature at MGM Grand charges $20 and The Stratosphere charges $7.50. The Palms hotels tacks on a $1.00 for unlimited phone calls and Trump dings you with $16.50. The Westin Casuarina charges $15 and word is that Vdara at CityCenter will charge $15. Stay at Planet Hollywood, Tropicana, or Hard Rock Hotel, and you'll still pay a resort fee ($4, $7.99, and $8 respectively).

But stay fancy at Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, and be ready to pony up an extra $22 per night. At least you get internet access with that. And a $20 slot match play certificate for Casino Montelago. And valet and self parking, access to the fitness center and spa, unlimited local and 800 calls, and seasonal water taxi to village. Oh, and golf bag storage. No word if you can deduct a buck or two if you don't bring your golf stuff.

At the Red Rock Resort a fee of $24.99 is tacked onto your bill and that includes internet service, unlimited local and 800 calls, fitness center access, daily local newspaper, shoe shine service and airport shuttle service.

The just-opened M Resort's $25 daily resort fee also includes internet access, fitness center access, free calls, choice of daily newspaper, and also nightly turn-down service including bottled water. If you've ever bought a bottle of water in a Vegas hotel, you know what a great deal this is.

For more information on which hotels have resort fees, Vegas.com has compiled a pretty extensive list here.

Have you stayed at hotels in Vegas with resort fees? Do you think they were worth it or a total rip-off? Let us know here.

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Update?

hi there,

thanks for the helpful information about additional hotel's fees. Do you have any news there? Has anything changed?

Cheers

Andrew

Thank you

Don't you hate those additional fees!!
I haven't had any with the following hotels that I have stayed at: Four Queens Harrahs Las Vegas

resort fees

We just got back from Vegas.  We stayed (for the last time) at Treasure Island.  They charged us $20 @ day + tax. When we went to have them print our boarding passes---guest services was closed.  A man at the lobby desk tried several times to print them.  Finally we had to lean over their counter to see the computer screen and tell him how to do it.  They should have paid us to stay there.  We will NEVER stay there again

COSMOPOLITON HOTEL

Does anyone know how much they charge for resort fee's.

You're in luck

The Cosmo has decided not to charge a resort fee.

All Resort Fees

If you go here: <a href="http://deals.lasvegasadvisor.com/hotels">http://deals.lasvegasadvisor.com/hotels</a>
All of the resort fees are listed next to the hotel names, and if you mouse over it tells you more about them.

TUCANY SUITE & INN

$14.00 RESORT FEE, what it covers who knows.  Wasn't worth it.  Will be looking for hotels w/o RS.

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