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resort fee

can you refuse to pay the resort fee ?

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1. Re: resort fee

no

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2. Re: resort fee

Not at most hotels. Although TI is sending out some offers where the resort fee is optional.

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Just think of it as part of the nightly rate, to come up with a total per night.

If the nightly rate plus resort fee is more than you are willing to pay, look at another property. Same as you would at a property with no resort fee. The only difference is that you need to add the two numbers at a property with a resort fee.

Also remember at a hotel with a resort fee there are things that are includes that most people probably will buy at a property without one like internet, a couple bottles of water each day, a newspaper, etc.

Edited: 22 October 2012, 15:13
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If you are not going to use the internet, and prefer to buy your own water, and have no plans to read the newspaper (like who in the world reads newspapers anymore), than you are paying a resort fee for something you will not use.

Internet fees at non resort fee hotels are often cheaper than resort fees.

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5. Re: resort fee

Be careful - some of the non fee resorts charge an internet access fee per DEVICE rather than per room. That could add up to more than a resort fee.

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"If you are not going to use the internet, and prefer to buy your own water, and have no plans to read the newspaper (like who in the world reads newspapers anymore), than you are paying a resort fee for something you will not use."

And if you're staying there and not leaving a car with the valet, your room rate is paying for a service you don't use.

And if you're staying there and you don't use the pool, your room rate is paying for a service you don't use.

And if you're staying there and not using the jetted tub in your suite, your room rate is paying for a service you don't use.

And if you're staying there....

Get it yet? The argument of paying for something you don't use is irrelevant. Look at the whole cost, is it worth it for what you want? If so, great! If not, look elsewhere...

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7. Re: resort fee

Than put it in the price of the room.GET IT!

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8. Re: resort fee

"Than put it in the price of the room.GET IT!"

Yes, that would make sense, wouldn't it. But its not going to happen, sort of some law that bans these fees. They're a fact of life. Do the math, include what you will use (e.g., internet fees if you're at a non-resort property) and make your decisions.

Even hotel along every interstate all across the country includes free internet. Most have coffee makers, fridges and microwaves. Many have free breakfast, and some of those breakfasts are pretty decent. Some even have free drinks in the evening. What they don't have is Vegas. If you want to stay in Vegas, you have to put up with all the BS the hotels pull with fees, pricing, and amenities. Don't like it? Don't visit.

I'll be visiting Texas soon and staying at a Comfort Suites in Tomball. I'll get a fridge, breakfast and coffee. And be paying more than I paid at MGM Grand in a Executive King Suite on my recent visit, even with the resort fee. And there's no Las Vegas outside.

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9. Re: resort fee

<< its not going to happen, sort of some law that bans these fees.>>

If these fees were "banned", the hotels would simply jack up their room rates to make up for the lost income.

<<Do the math, include what you will use (e.g., internet fees if you're at a non-resort property) and make your decisions.>>

That's the only way to do it.

<<Even hotel along every interstate all across the country includes free internet. >>

Not always. Flagship Marriott and Hilton properties across the U.S. do still charge for internet (unless you have Gold or Diamond / Plat status, then the daily fee is waived).

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10. Re: resort fee

Not all the Hilton Properties charge for internet. Hamptonn Inn, most Embassy Suites, Hilton Garden Inns, Hilton Grand Vacations and Homewood Suites includes internet in the rates. Most of then also includes breakfast and/or refrigerators and microwaves.

That's why I choose to stay in any of the Hilton Grand Vacations in LV. Great hotels, great service, all amenities I need and reasonable rates (forget about resort fees).