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Resort Fee

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Resort Fee

Hi

Just curious to know what the Resort Fee actually covers and are there any hotels which don't charge for it? If so,which?

Thanks in advance

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1. Re: Resort Fee

No resort fee in Flamingo

Lawrenceburg...
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2. Re: Resort Fee

CET properties typically do not charge resort fees, MGM properties do, as well as Station Casinos, Wynn and Encore, Palazzo and Venetian. Fee covers different things, just read the website or ask when making your reservation.

Burr Ridge, Illinois
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3. Re: Resort Fee

Numerous hotels don't charge. Paris, Flamingo, and others don't. MGM hotels and Venetian do.

Resort fees are rediculous and rarely cover anything of value.

Jersey
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4. Re: Resort Fee

Things change rapidly in Vegas, so it is always best to check with the hotel/website itself . This will give you some idea about hotels and resort fees:

http://www.vegas.com/incl/resortfees.html

NJ
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Resort Fee basically is all BS.

Usually gives you a bottle of water in the room, a newspaper, wifi etc.

Its a way for the hotels to charge you more money for stuff your probably going to never use.

No Caesars Properties charge a Resort Fee so they are your best bet to bypass the fee. Mandalay Bay has it but they atleast give you 2 free welcome cocktails which isnt bad.

Irvine, California
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Unless you won't pay a resort fee on principle, I suggest you just add it to the regular nightly rate and decide whether or not you're happy to pay the total figure for a night's accommodation. If you happen to actually use any of the included amenities then better still.

SGF, MO
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It's a deceptive practice though clearly presented in the fine print. Add the resort fee to the quoted room rate before making comparisons. It's an annoying added step but necessary to compare apples to apples.

Principle is an excellent reason to avoid properties with resort fees but has little effect unless this reason for not booking their hotel is expressed in writing to the management. Unfortunately, few take the time or effort to do this.

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8. Re: Resort Fee

If you book through uk tour operators resort fees are included so you no need to worry about them

Gloucester, United...
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9. Re: Resort Fee

Food for thought- thanks all

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10. Re: Resort Fee

We go every year, and since these fees started we have only stayed where they are not charged.

Kind of sad to miss out on so many places, but I hate being ripped off