A Room Reservation By Phone? There's Now A $10 Fee For That
There are probably not that many people that reserve hotel rooms by phone, anymore. And, when it comes securing reservations in Las Vegas, there will be even less.
VegasChatter reader Ken R. informed us that a new fee has popped up on the websites for MGM Resorts' properties. It's a $10 fee for phone reservations. Instead, website visitors are urged to "avoid" it by booking online. We found the fee cited on the websites of Bellagio, MGM Grand, Luxor, Excalibur, New York-New York, and The Mirage.
Web reservation aren't a hassle for someone who was already online in the first place. But, what if someone doesn't have access and chooses to let their fingers do the walking the old-fashioned way? An August 2013 article by theverge.com reports that only 2 percent of Americans can't get internet access, but 20 percent choose not to." For them, the fee could mean a decision to spend their vacation dollars elsewhere.