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Sunday, January 2, 2022

LISTs: FEES AND NO FEES

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NOTE THAT  BECAUSE BLOGS ARE ARRANGED BY DATE, TO KEEP SOME POSTS AT THE TOP OF MY BLOG, I'VE CREATED ARTIFICIAL FUTURE DATES.  IGNORE THEM. 
THIS POST OF RESORT FEE LISTS WAS LAST EDITED February 20, 2014
 
BELOW ARE LISTED SITES THAT ATTEMPT TO COLLECT AND LIST RESORT FEES AND AMENITIES
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NOTE: Very few of these lists include the Super 8 on Koval right next to Ellis Island.  There is no resort fee there and yet they have a free shuttle to the airport, free coffee, a coin laundry, free wifi, and a heated pool.  Being right next to Ellis Island, they have great access to cheap food. The Flamingo 202 RTC bus on the corner offers many options for inexpensive travel from Eastside Cannery to the Palms.  The Boyd free shuttle picks up and drops very near in the back end of Bally's and goes to the Oleans or the Gold Coast.
Also, the Super 8 is part of Wyndham rewards program;  it will let you build up points toward free rooms.  Longer bookings are cheaper.  AARP rates are offered. 
Just be careful to check the cancelation policy because some of the cheapest deals cannot be cancelled for any reason.

Ask too about early check in fees.  Some folks are arriving at places like the Rio around noon to be charged an extra $10 -$20 to check into rooms, while others will be checked in easily to places like the D if a room is ready. 

Also note that the Stratosphere will cap their resort fee after 5 nights and still give the amenity of free tower entrance for up to 4 room guests.  So, a long booking there might create the smallest resort fee possible and one of the more interesting and real amenity.

1.  This list has been continuously updated.  It includes a mention of the amount after taxes.
http://www.vegasmessageboard.com/forums/showthread.php?p=441981
I use it as my first reference and I generally do not need another.  It currently misses that Venetian and Palazzo no longer will waive the resort fee, but most of the information is up to date.

2.  This is a fine site for all things Vegas and now they are doing a great job with the issue of resort fees.  http://www.vegaschatter.com/story/2014/1/19/195044/059/vegas-travel/Las+Vegas+Resort+Fees%3A+The+2014+Guide

3.  Some casinos will not be listed in the site below because they can't be booked here. This site lacks notice of when there is taxation of the fee itself.  Most resort fees do incur taxes. So, in general, add $1.20 per $10 resort fee. A fee quoted as $10 is really $11.20.  One quoted as $20 is really $22.40. Or use one of the other lists that tries to include that information.
http://www.vegas.com/incl/resortfees.html

4.  This site has very helpful information.  It includes some places other sites ignore http://www.vegas4visitors.com/hotels/resortfees.htm

4 comments:

BRochelle said...

I just called Hard Rock and their resort fees are $15 a day, which includes parking, shuttle to strip, internet, etc.

Dewey said...

Thanks for the time your took posting this. Tough news. They must figure that most people just don't pay attention.;

Toivo Lainevool said...

I also maintain a list of Vegas resort fees. I constantly update it, so it should be up to date.

See: http://www.vegashotelspecial.com/index.php/2009/10/07/hidden-fees-at-las-vegas-hotels-dont-be-a-victim/

Dewey said...

Thanks, Toivo. I added your list. When I last saw it it was not as updated as it is now. Add in the Gold Spike.
Also, in my opinion no list is compete if it just covers casinos and ignores places like Rumor Suites. They do not have slot machines, but their position is across from the Hard Rock.
There must be more hotels like this with fees.
Also, this 4 Queens optional parking fee may confuse some readers. It did when LVA included it. It is not a resort fee. It is not mandatory. It is a paid amenity charged only if you use it. 4 Queens guests pay no resort fee.