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We don't know when in the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks this happened, but sometime between when Caesars Entertainment first hit us with news of Vegas-wide resort fees back in February and now, Bally's quietly upped its charge by three bucks.
The resort fee that was once $15 is now $18 per night. A move that really makes us want to remind Bally's that even though new nightlife, a new show, a new food court, and (maybe) new shopping are on the way in the near❘distant future, its rooms are still its rooms. So, unless those renovations really spring into gear and we mean quick, let's ease up on those increases, a'ight? A'ight.
Resort Fees / LVH / Off Strip / WTF / → All Tags
Our list of Vegas hotels that don't charge resort fees keeps getting smaller.
Las Vegas Advisor is reporting that LVH will begin charging one as of June 1. A trip to the LVH booking site confirms the news. And, just with Hooters' recently increased resort fee of $12.95 for rooms that start at $29, we're flummoxed at LVH's plan to charge an $18 resort fee (plus tax!) for accommodations advertised as low as $49.95.
When we opened our
phone lines email up to your Vegas rants, we knew we were providing a valuable service. Since we invited you to dump your Vegas woes on us, tales have been steady and frequent. Today's grumbles center around those dastardly resort fees. First up, George:
Just checked my status for a 4 nite stay at the RIO, we always got them comped. Not any more. Web-site wants $40.00 per nite or more depending on the date. PLUS the famous RESORT FEE. I feel sorry for the help there they are going to end up starving. Let's not forget those famous words THE PUBLIC ASKED THIS.
Resort Fees / WTF / Hooters / Off Strip / → All Tags
Resort fees are frustrating enough. But, when they're almost half the starting rate of a hotel room? That's downright flabbergasting.
Hooters wins our latest WTF label for recently raising its resort fee to $12.95 a night. Yes, $12.95 for Hooters where rooms start at $29. A mind-boggling notion that one VegasChatter fan recently encountered after deciding to extend their Vegas vacation by one more night:
The dominos have been set in motion.
After long being a haven from those hated resort fees we're probably on the verge of seeing the second Downtown Vegas hotel add them. The Plaza started billing resort fees, for your convenience, back in July of last year. And now, it seems as if Golden Nugget is on the verge of charging them, too.
Resort Fees / Venetian / Palazzo / → All Tags
It probably wasn't hard to see this one coming.
Venetian and Palazzo have hiked their resort fee five bucks to $25. The increase now puts them on par with a spate of other Vegas resorts including Aria, Bellagio, Caesars Palace, The Cosmopolitan, Four Seasons, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, HOTEL32, The Mirage, The Signature at MGM Grand, THEhotel at Mandalay Bay, Treasure Island, Trump, Vdara, Wynn and Encore.
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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.
@TIVegas told us on Twitter recently that there are ways around its $25 a night (plus tax) resort fee. And, it's sharing the news with others, too:
Frankie Moreno who?
The Strat has pinned up (see what we did there?) its newest headliner on billboards and signs all over Vegas while initial verdicts are mixed on the less-than-a-week-old production starring Playmate Claire Sinclair. The only two reviews for PIN UP on Yelp are a choice between "great singing, dancing, choreography and a really tight live band" and.. "If you think Holly Madison was okay in Peepshow then Claire Sinclair was terrible in Pin Up." Oh, my. A va-va-voom Claire Sinclair, however, isn't the only eye-raiser at the hotel-casino.
The Stratosphere raised their resort fee from 7.50 to 12.99 a night. And that does not include internet. Another 11.99 a day for internet.
Under the old charge, guests were granted admission to the tower during regular operating hours and pool access. Here's what guests are offered now for the extra $5.49:
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Caesars Entertainment began charging resort fees on March 1. They haven't released detailed information on the resort fees so we've had to do a little exploring on exactly who will pay resort fees and what we will get.
Nobody will argue that resort fees stink, but the Caesars resort fees aren't as bad as many initially thought. Why? Because not everyone will pay a resort fee. Caesars is "rewarding" their bigger players by waiving the charge. Total Rewards players with Platinum, Diamond or Seven Stars status won't have to pay a resort fee.
The resort fees at Caesars include only three items: local calls, fitness center and "Internet service for one device." According to a Caesars Entertainment spokesperson, this is what customers demanded. Many of us look at resort fees as the cost for WiFi since we don't bother with the local calls or fitness center. Well, the resort fees at the Caesars properties don't exactly include that.
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Remember when Oprah surprised her audience with cars and was all like, and you get a car, and you get a car and you get a car! Well, subtract the thrilling excitement and replace "car" with "resort fee" and you get the state of things in Vegas.
Since last July, the Plaza added one ($10), the Cosmo added one ($25) and all of Caesars Entertainment's Vegas properties added one ($10-$25). And, you guessed it, one more resort is saying, 'wait for me!'
Now that Caesars Entertainment has buckled under pressure and is charging resort fees at all their Las Vegas properties (and in its other Nevada locations), we've got some major updating to do to our 2013 Resort Fee Guide.
But, to make things easier for you, we've rounded up all the new resort fees right here. These will go into effect on March 1. And, to clarify, that is for bookings made on March 1st and after. So, if you're looking to go to Vegas and stay at one of the hotels below, book your stay now to avoid, on average, an extra $18 a night!