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Hard Rock Hotel, Tropicana Raise Resort Fees

February 3, 2015 at 2:35 PM | by | ()

It's going to be a long year because these hits just won't stop.

It hasn't even been a month yet since our 2015 resort fee guide dropped and already we've had to update it four times. Over the last few weeks, Golden Nugget has zinged guests with a $22.60 nightly charge, Cosmo's fee climbed to $30 before tax, and Hooters jumped to $15.95 pre-tax. The only good resort fee news we had (if that's not an oxymoron) was hearing TI was raising its future stay credit (offered as a resort fee amenity) from $20 to $25.

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Silverton Reels In Another Resort Fee Hike (But, We're Kinda Ok With It)

Where: 3333 Blue Diamond Road [map], 89139
October 13, 2014 at 3:01 PM | by | ()

Where once it had a tiered resort fee, Silverton has rolled out a one rate fits all (accommodations) policy.

The off Strip casino-hotel used to charge $4.99 for standard rooms and $9.99 for its suites. Now, the resort fee is a flat $9.99 (not counting tax), no matter the spaciousness of your room type. The policy change quietly went into effect September 1. Here's what the website says guests receive for their money:

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Property-Wide WiFi Coming To The Linq Hotel (That's The New Quad)

Where: 3535 Las Vegas Blvd South [map], 89109
July 15, 2014 at 12:54 PM | by | ()

A couple of weeks ago, the a long-rumored change in†hotel names came true for†The Quad†which will become†The Linq Hotel†as of October 30. Hidden deep in the press release was the fact the renamed hotel-casino would have free, property-wide WiFi. That includes all common areas, hotel rooms and on the gaming floor. Everywhere. The Linq mall†promenade already has free WiFi so this will allow guests to stay connected seamlessly between the two.

The Linq Hotel will be the first Caesars Entertainment hotel in Las Vegas to offer free property-wide WiFi. Back in February, we reported that Caesars would be rolling out free WiFi for all its properties throughout the year.

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It's Nacho Daddy's Breakfast (Insert Groan Here)

Where: 113 North 4th Street [map], 89101
May 14, 2014 at 2:43 PM | by | ()

Downtown Vegas breakfast options are ample. Yes, DuParís pancakes at the Golden Gate are the bees knees, but one cannot live on pancakes alone. We've tried. Beyond DuPar's just about every other breakfast option is an old casino†coffee shop†or a towering monstrosity of food at Hash House A Go Go†at Plaza. A muffin or simple plate of bacon and eggs will often suffice, but sometimes we need more to wipe out the pain or memories from the night before.

Nacho Daddy on 4th Street (just off of Fremont) is known for being a fast casual Mexican-American restaurant. You know, the kind of place to grab some delicious street tacos and a couple of Dos Equis and go on with your afternoon or evening. What many people donít know is that Nacho Daddy opens its doors at 7 a.m. and, surprisingly, has one of the best breakfasts youíll find in Downtown Vegas. You wonít even find a peep or pic about breakfast anywhere on their website.

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There's Free WiFi With That At The Linq

May 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM | by | ()

In what may be the second most exciting thing to come out of The Linq (we'll give the first to that semi-obscured observation wheel while admitting we're unnaturally obsessing over Polaroid Fotobar), there's another reason to do some outdoor drinking at the new(ish) promenade between Flamingo and The Quad -- free WiFi.

A VegasChatter tipster shared this screen grab showing The Linq is offering complimentary Internet to its guests. While the welcome screen touts high-speed service, it's not known what the specific speed rates are. But, if you're looking to do a bit of work or some heavy BuzzFeed clicking, there's a new place to head on The Strip.

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Caesars Entertainment To Soon Offer WiFi In All Of Its Vegas Hotels?

February 19, 2014 at 8:17 PM | by | ()

We're not forgetting that dirty about face regarding resort fees, but this is helping us to be slightly ok with them now.

An anonymous tipster tells us that all of the Las Vegas properties of Caesars Entertainment will receive WiFi by summer's end. And, that guests should be able to start enjoying it come March!

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Wow, Las Vegas Marriott Dropped $4.3 Mil On A Room Remodel

Where: 325 Convention Center Drive [map], 89109
January 14, 2014 at 2:35 PM | by | ()

If you haven't been to the Las Vegas Marriott lately (and we're thinking that's pretty much all of us), you may be shocked to discover it's practically all new.

In the summer of 2012, we told you about an $800,000 renovation that brought a "refreshed lobby, restaurant (Cafe 325) and pool area" to the off Strip property. Fast forward a year and a half and we're now learning that an additional $4.3 mil has gone towards renovating the non-gaming hotel's 278 accommodations.

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Hooters Rings In The New Year By Raising Its Resort Fee (Again)

Where: 115 East Tropicana Ave. [map], 89109
January 2, 2014 at 4:01 PM | by | ()

In 2013, we saw more resort fees introduced or raised at Vegas hotels than in any other year. It was so bad that the hikes and add-ons got our biggest disappointment of the year award. Going into 2014, we know that fees arenít likely to go away soon. Nearly every hotel has one and they serve as significant sources of revenue. We can, however, hope for a break in the action. After so many additions and increases in 2013, donít we need a little rest?

Well, not according to Hooters. They started off the New Year by tacking an extra $2 on top of their existing $12.95 (before tax) daily resort fee. Whatís included? Nothing that wasnít there already. Hooters guests still receive bottled water, coffee, fitness center access, pool use, and Internet access in addition to the basics that are usually free anyway, like parking.

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More Resort Fee Hikes On The Way

July 24, 2013 at 12:16 PM | by | ()

Time to debut another new member of the VegasChatter team, @Ramblin Gamblin who is always, erm.. ramblin' and gamblin'. He impressed by not only uncovering a spate of forthcoming resort fee hikes, but also by providing tried and tested tips on how to (fingers crossed) beat the system.

The Orleans is not the only Boyd property set to increase its resort fee next week. Both Gold Coast and Sam's Town will be raising their nightly fees beginning August 1 while Suncoast will courteously wait until the 15th.

Gold Coast, which for years has maintained one of the lowest resort charges in town at just $3, will soon begin to bill $9.99. Included amenities do not appear to be changing so far, although we would expect to see in-room WiFi added based on the changes set to take place at The Orleans.

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Today's PSA Reminder: Not All Hotel Rooms Have WiFi

July 16, 2013 at 6:51 PM | by | ()

Sometimes, working from the desk of a Las Vegas hotel room just doesn't work. And, for a recent Luxor guest who needed to get online, a working Internet connection just wouldn't work. Christian T. took to the hotel's Facebook page to write:

It's pretty pathetic that this is what I need to do in order to get internet in my room at the Luxor - 2001 called and asked for their network cable back. Tomorrow I'm getting a room at the Mandalay bay and checking out of here...I will never again stay here.

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How Much It'll Cost If MGM Resorts' Free Public WiFi Isn't Fast Enough

March 19, 2013 at 2:45 PM | by | ()

In January, MGM Resorts announced it was bringing free WiFi to everyone.. in its public spaces. At the time, the gaming company mentioned that speedier service would be available for a fee. But, specific pricing wasn't mentioned.

A drinking trip to Mandalay Bay last night put the answer in the palm of our hand when we put down the Crabbie's picked up our smart phone and found the screen shown above. Basic connectivity was offered at a speed of 256 kbps while a Web Browsing speed of 512 kbps was billed at $7.95 for 24 hours. For those in search of Media Streaming, 1.5 mbps was available for $14.95 for 48 hours.

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About That Silverton Resort Fee

Where: 3333 Blue Diamond Rd. [map], 89139
March 14, 2013 at 10:10 PM | by | ()

When we stayed at the Silverton a couple weeks ago, we noticed a lot of strange things for the first time. Our special room rate was booked before Caesars Entertainment and South Point announced their resort fees so, at the time, finding that there was a $4.95 resort fee attached to our reservation was a bit surprising for a mid-tier, off-Strip hotel. Like most resort fees there is no mention on the hotel website until you click to reserve a room and, even then, there's no detail on what you get for the $4.95.

When we checked in, the desk agent informed us that WiFi was not included in the resort fee and that we could purchase it for an additional $11.95. WiFi is free throughout Silverton... except for the rooms. We were also advised that we could come to the lobby and use the WiFi on one of their couches or chairs. So, we grabbed a cup of Starbucks and took them up on that offer. No big deal.

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