onenickelmiracle
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January 20th, 2014 at 8:30:17 PM permalink
It is a charge to those who have to resort to stay there.
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bw
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January 20th, 2014 at 8:34:46 PM permalink
Quote: onenickelmiracle

It is a charge to those who have to resort to stay there.



Well then change the name to a last resort fee.
Boz
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January 20th, 2014 at 8:59:27 PM permalink
I believe the resort fee is waived for anyone who doesn't raise their bet at the BJ tables.
AcesAndEights
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January 21st, 2014 at 1:37:29 AM permalink
God damn it. So, does anyone have a list handy of which casinos aren't charging resort fees? I lost track. I think either the D or the 4 Queens is still clean. Has Boyd fallen to the dark side as well?
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January 21st, 2014 at 1:56:49 AM permalink
Quote: AcesAndEights

God damn it. So, does anyone have a list handy of which casinos aren't charging resort fees? I lost track. I think either the D or the 4 Queens is still clean. Has Boyd fallen to the dark side as well?



Comped or paid?
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AcesAndEights
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January 21st, 2014 at 2:13:09 AM permalink
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Quote: AcesAndEights

God damn it. So, does anyone have a list handy of which casinos aren't charging resort fees? I lost track. I think either the D or the 4 Queens is still clean. Has Boyd fallen to the dark side as well?



Comped or paid?


That's a great question. What I really meant to ask with this is which casinos do NOT charge resort fees at all, regardless of comp status. I.e. like the El Kotex before this cheap ass move.

But a second and better question would be which casinos waive the fees with a comp, and/or if there is a tier requirement. For example, CET properties will waive the resort fee for Platinum+ card holders even if you aren't getting the room comped. But I would guess there are some properties out there who will just include the resort fee in the comp if you are getting an otherwise free room?

I have literally only stayed in CET properties other than a few odd stays at Luxor/Excalibur so I haven't had a lot of exposure to the different policies.
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Mission146
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January 21st, 2014 at 2:23:32 AM permalink
Why is everyone obsessed with resort fees?

If they were not charging resort fees, then the room rates would simply be higher, and the effective difference of that would be nothing.

I think the resort fees are a bad idea for the hotels because now it gives them a separate expense to the guests that they have to try to justify with something. For example, The D gives you Wireless Internet and I can't figure out what the resort fee is supposed to be doing for you beyond that if the pool is not open...oh right, free local and toll-free calls.

That's perfectly fine, but I should point out that, at the ECONOMY hotel I manage, we have free local, toll-free and long-distance calls within the continental United States, included Wireless Internet, Continental Breakfast and indoor heated pool and do not charge a resort fee.

Except, we do charge a, "Resort fee," in the form of a room rate higher than the hotels that don't have that stuff. We just don't have to worry about people saying things like, "Well, that wasn't worth the extra $20."

Just a really weird thing to have in the first place, so I can't claim to understand it. The only possible benefit is being able to advertise lower room rates, even though the rate is just the rate +$20 all the same. Oh, yeah, and comped rooms having to pay for stuff, that too.
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mcallister3200
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January 21st, 2014 at 2:28:32 AM permalink
Four queens and the downtown Boyd properties do not. The other Boyd properties, the d, golden gate waive it on comped stays. For the d that includes if you have a 1 day free, 1 day paid offer you pay no resort fee since one is comped I believe. Wonder how much longer till queens and downtown Boyd hold out?
mcallister3200
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January 21st, 2014 at 2:33:09 AM permalink
Mgm's policy varies from casino to casino whether they will waive on a comped room. It's a deceitful practice slipped into fine print for the pricing, that's a lot of the issue mission. Just because most are doing it at this point does not make it acceptable.
Mission146
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January 21st, 2014 at 2:34:19 AM permalink
What you said about The D, with all due respect, is not true.

I had four comped nights, paid for one night, and paid the resort fee on that one night. Also, and you may not have implied that everything was free, but while you do not pay the resort fee at The D on those nights that are comped, you must pay for Wireless Internet (if you want it) as well as Local Calls, if you make any. I don't know if toll-free calls would be charged something, that'd be hilarious, in a way, if they were.

The D and Golden Gate are also not Boyd properties, or you may have been saying the other Boyd properties (as well as) The D and Golden Gate in that sentence, I'm not sure.
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