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August 3rd, 2019 at 4:25:17 AM permalink
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https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/local/mgm-resorts-announces-resort-fee-increases-for-aria-bellagio-and/article_983e9aaa-b552-11e9-bd71-f79cd7103127.html?fbclid=IwAR2JYeQTCO6qElmveJVzHwYtVbD3oOtTFN9l2iomv1ca_hKMg_qGM5F78-4

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- MGM Resorts International announced three Las Vegas Strip properties would see an increase of $6 in resort fees based on local and nationwide market prices.

According to a statement from MGM, Aria Resort & Casino, Bellagio Hotel and Casino, and Vdara Hotel and Spa adjusted their respective resort fees from $39 to $45, matching the fees already in place at Wynn Las Vegas, The Venetian and The Palazzo.

MGM announced the resort fee increases on August 1. The total resort fee for all three properties, after taxes, is $51.02


Q: Is there an obtainable M-Life player's club level that waives resort fees ?
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August 3rd, 2019 at 5:29:49 AM permalink
There is not. They will waive it based on play but nothing that automatically waives it
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August 3rd, 2019 at 6:10:03 AM permalink
Which hotel will be the first to offer everyone free rooms, but have $100 a day resort fees?
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August 3rd, 2019 at 7:43:43 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Which hotel will be the first to offer everyone free rooms, but have $100 a day resort fees?



My guess would be a MGM property
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August 3rd, 2019 at 8:35:09 AM permalink
Quote: billryan

Which hotel will be the first to offer everyone free rooms, but have $100 a day resort fees?

Ha ! That would be a good deal for most Strip tourists.
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August 3rd, 2019 at 9:58:09 AM permalink
$45 is so much money in all seriousness you can get hotel rooms at many other places in the country for that almost.
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August 3rd, 2019 at 10:19:04 AM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

$45 is so much money in all seriousness you can get hotel rooms at many other places in the country for that almost.

Perhaps small hick towns or whatever. I have not seen a $45 motel in a long time. $70 seems to be a good deal if you can find it.
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August 3rd, 2019 at 7:39:56 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

$45 is so much money in all seriousness you can get hotel rooms at many other places in the country for that almost.



Where exactly are you staying for $45?
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August 3rd, 2019 at 8:33:19 PM permalink
I agree. You can get Vegas hotel rooms for $45 a night. For someone who would book a multi-night stay at a property, MGM is going too far with these crazy resort fees and parking fees. At that point, why would anyone want to stay there? What's the premium experience or value proposition?
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August 3rd, 2019 at 8:55:03 PM permalink
Quote: Asswhoopermcdaddy

I agree. You can get Vegas hotel rooms for $45 a night. For someone who would book a multi-night stay at a property, MGM is going too far with these crazy resort fees and parking fees. At that point, why would anyone want to stay there? What's the premium experience or value proposition?



It's not going to change until people quit coming. That's not even close to happening.
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January 5th, 2020 at 7:14:54 PM permalink
Quote: billryan

Which hotel will be the first to offer everyone free rooms, but have $100 a day resort fees?



In the 1970's in NYC, there were apartments selling for $1. High monthly maintenance fees and the crime/general terribleness of 1970's NYC had essentially reduced the value of the apartments to nothing.
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January 5th, 2020 at 8:39:32 PM permalink
Quote: MaxPen

It's not going to change until people quit coming. That's not even close to happening.



Yet car dealers get away with advertising $99 monthly payments for $30K new cars. Obviously trying get uneducated customers with bad credit in the door and then bait and switch them into overpriced used cars at high interest rates.

Why not advertise .99 months payments with $28k down? Because they know there is a level even idiots wonít believe the ads.

Only question is do you believe the dealers/hotels are to blame or are the customers willing to fall for the deception?

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January 6th, 2020 at 8:06:36 AM permalink
Quote: JohnnyQ


Q: Is there an obtainable M-Life player's club level that waives resort fees ?



I'm not sure about MLife because I've never tried it, but with CET you can use rewards points to pay for everything, including resort fees.

Quote: onenickelmiracle

$45 is so much money in all seriousness you can get hotel rooms at many other places in the country for that almost.



Even $45 a night is cheap for a hotel nowadays, ESPECIALLY right smack dab in the middle of a major tourist destination. I recently stayed in some dumpy hotel in freakin' Branson that was $80 a night. The cheapest hotels in Disney World are about $130 a night in the off-season.

Everybody's always complaining about the cost of vacationing in Vegas but it's one of the cheapest places to visit in America relative to how major it is. I feel like some people never vacation or stay anywhere else so they have no idea how cheap things are in Vegas.
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January 6th, 2020 at 8:17:32 AM permalink
I stay in Motel 6ís (all renovated in the last 5 years) when Iím travelling across country and just need a bed for 8 hours. They run $40-$50 a night depending on where in North America I am.
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January 6th, 2020 at 10:37:06 AM permalink
I think TigerWu has the best point...comparatively inexpensive but high quality rooms are available in Vegas, even for non-gamblers.

As far as low end motels, three big problems:

1 - paper thin walls, you hear everything
2 - crappy mattresses. Compared to sleeping on a groundcloth while backpacking, superior, but otherwise - not!
3 - they start banging on your door at 11am or even 10am to enforce check out time. Higher end establishments don't bother you until it is well past checkout.

I've tried some Motel 6s years ago, I'd rather just pay some more money for something decent, even the 120 - 150 price point is much much better, but still, TigerW is right, comparing apples with apples the lodging in Vegas is not high priced. Plus in higher end cities, isn't even Motel 6 around a hundred a night? it is where I live.

When I travel to non-gaming cities I just accept that I'm going to pay over 200 a night, in many cases, far more.
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January 6th, 2020 at 2:26:10 PM permalink
Quote: MDawg

I think TigerWu has the best point...comparatively inexpensive but high quality rooms are available in Vegas, even for non-gamblers.

As far as low end motels, three big problems:

1 - paper thin walls, you hear everything
2 - crappy mattresses. Compared to sleeping on a groundcloth while backpacking, superior, but otherwise - not!
3 - they start banging on your door at 11am or even 10am to enforce check out time. Higher end establishments don't bother you until it is well past checkout.

I've tried some Motel 6s years ago, I'd rather just pay some more money for something decent, even the 120 - 150 price point is much much better, but still, TigerW is right, comparing apples with apples the lodging in Vegas is not high priced. Plus in higher end cities, isn't even Motel 6 around a hundred a night? it is where I live.

When I travel to non-gaming cities I just accept that I'm going to pay over 200 a night, in many cases, far more.


When I backpack Asia I get some pretty bad mattresses here and there so a mediocre motel 6 mattress doesnít bother me much. Iím 28 and if the room is just a 8 hour stop to sleep than I donít need more than a clean room but thatís just my preference. That might change as I get older, only time will tell. As far as the noise I wear earplugs so I hear absolutely nothing.
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January 6th, 2020 at 4:34:45 PM permalink
My biggest gripe is not the fact that they charge them, but that the fees are hidden. I have the same reaction when the I see a local event featured on the news with a great description of the location and time, but no mention that there is a $20 admission fee and another $18 for parking. The total cost is important when planning.
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January 6th, 2020 at 5:06:09 PM permalink
Just booked a 'luxury' hotel in San Juan for February. Peak time. Around $500 a night. Clearly noted before you finish the reservation is the $98 (20%) resort fee. Could not find a single reference to what I get for that $98. If I pay one day (of 8 day stay) non refundable I save 10%. So its around $650 a night for the 8 days (that includes taxes). THEY CHARGE THE FIRST NIGHT'S RESORT FEE NON REFUNDABLE AS WELL! It was mentioned, so not a surprise. But I HATE IT. TELL ME THE ROOM IS $600 plus taxes. Ugh.....
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January 6th, 2020 at 8:57:54 PM permalink
I donít think I could ever bring myself to spend $600 ($778 CDN) for one night at a hotel lol. Then again Iíve done dumb things like spend $500 USD on a hockey game (game 4 western conference finals WPG at Vegas) so to each their own.
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January 7th, 2020 at 5:20:19 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

I donít think I could ever bring myself to spend $600 ($778 CDN) for one night at a hotel lol. Then again Iíve done dumb things like spend $500 USD on a hockey game (game 4 western conference finals WPG at Vegas) so to each their own.



I am retired but wife is still working. So her vacations mean a lot to her, and she likes nice places with a view, on the beach, nice spa, etc... And my ex and I would NEVER have stayed in such a place. So I'm learning. I rationalize it (a little) that we at least get free airfare through Southwest points.
When I'm coming to Vegas in a bit staying at Rio. Not free but very cheap. If wife was with me its Wynn most likely....
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January 7th, 2020 at 7:42:53 AM permalink
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When I'm coming to Vegas in a bit staying at Rio. Not free but very cheap. If wife was with me its Wynn most likely....



The funny thing is thanks to the Wynn Slots app I will probably stay at Wynn for 12-16 nights this year completely free (you don't even pay resort fees).

The Rio would cost more than the Wynn for me.
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January 7th, 2020 at 10:25:25 AM permalink
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The funny thing is thanks to the Wynn Slots app I will probably stay at Wynn for 12-16 nights this year completely free (you don't even pay resort fees).

The Rio would cost more than the Wynn for me.


Is it play money or real money and how much play (time) do you have to put in to get those free nights?
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January 7th, 2020 at 10:26:48 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I am retired but wife is still working. So her vacations mean a lot to her, and she likes nice places with a view, on the beach, nice spa, etc... And my ex and I would NEVER have stayed in such a place. So I'm learning. I rationalize it (a little) that we at least get free airfare through Southwest points.
When I'm coming to Vegas in a bit staying at Rio. Not free but very cheap. If wife was with me its Wynn most likely....


I donít think I could bring myself to pay those prices no matter what lol. At the end of the day if you can afford it then happy wife equals happy life.
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January 7th, 2020 at 11:53:05 AM permalink
Quote: PokerGrinder

Is it play money or real money and how much play (time) do you have to put in to get those free nights?



I've only used play money, and about 30 minutes a day of play have already received two buffets at Wynn. It seems like real money purchases would be required to get to the free room "VIP" level, but I don't know, since that level seems so difficult to get to with only the free play. I think GWAE has cashed in some rooms with this app too. Apparently, they changed the rules so that points expire after 90 days unless you have qualifying play. This makes it difficult to save up points for rewards.
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January 7th, 2020 at 11:56:06 AM permalink
Thanks for the info Aye. Iíve found these apps to never be worth my time for the rewards sadly but Iím always interested when people bring up a new one.
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January 7th, 2020 at 1:42:03 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

The funny thing is thanks to the Wynn Slots app I will probably stay at Wynn for 12-16 nights this year completely free (you don't even pay resort fees).

The Rio would cost more than the Wynn for me.



Thanks for reminding me to do that! How much time a day or week do you spend on the app?
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January 7th, 2020 at 2:08:34 PM permalink
I live here. The strip has morphed into a tourist trap ala Times Square with their nickel and diming of visitors. I head down once every 3 months or so just to take in the sights. If there were similar options for visitors closer to home and gambling was the major draw....Iíd probably pass.

If you are a higher roller and are getting all this stuff on the arm....kudos. Between parking and other charges and the worst part imo....the gouging....ridiculous.

A friend of mine went to see that new monstrosity of a cirque show ďRunĒ. Pays $15 for a bottle of water only because they were so thirsty. Gotta be kidding me.

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January 7th, 2020 at 4:44:05 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

I am retired but wife is still working. So her vacations mean a lot to her, and she likes nice places with a view, on the beach, nice spa, etc... And my ex and I would NEVER have stayed in such a place. So I'm learning. I rationalize it (a little) that we at least get free airfare through Southwest points.
When I'm coming to Vegas in a bit staying at Rio. Not free but very cheap. If wife was with me its Wynn most likely....

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February 3rd, 2022 at 5:03:25 PM permalink
MGM Resorts now waives resort fees for Gold and above on any stay.
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