Ayecarumba
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October 10th, 2019 at 1:55:02 PM permalink
I don't mind operators charging fees, but when advertising, they definitely should have to include them when prices are touted. Automobile manufacturers, mortgage lenders, and even fast food joints apparently have to disclose that the prices they are advertising are "only available to folks with excellent credit", or "higher in Manhattan, Alaska or Hawaii".

Charging $45 (Wynn) or $50 (Aria) a night on top of the advertised "$129/night" room rate is deceptive and should be stopped. I support requiring full disclosure to protect consumers.
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DRich
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October 10th, 2019 at 2:10:13 PM permalink
Quote: Ayecarumba

I don't mind operators charging fees, but when advertising, they definitely should have to include them when prices are touted. Automobile manufacturers, mortgage lenders, and even fast food joints apparently have to disclose that the prices they are advertising are "only available to folks with excellent credit", or "higher in Manhattan, Alaska or Hawaii".

Charging $45 (Wynn) or $50 (Aria) a night on top of the advertised "$129/night" room rate is deceptive and should be stopped. I support requiring full disclosure to protect consumers.



We just went through this a few years ago with airlines and I believe the government, for once, did it properly.
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smoothgrh
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October 16th, 2019 at 4:22:40 PM permalink
The Mrs. just got an email offer from Caesars for a "free" 3-night stay at one of their Las Vegas properties from now through Boxing Day. It doesn't include the resort fee ($35–$55 + tax/night) of course, but the fine print also says:

A $15 surcharge may apply to reservations booked through our call center; there is no service fee to book on our website.

I can't imagine they'd actually charge this! I'm guessing this is to just discourage the people who read the fine print from talking to real people. On second thought, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd actually charge this.
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October 16th, 2019 at 6:29:55 PM permalink
Quote: smoothgrh

The Mrs. just got an email offer from Caesars for a "free" 3-night stay at one of their Las Vegas properties from now through Boxing Day. It doesn't include the resort fee ($35–$55 + tax/night) of course, but the fine print also says:

A $15 surcharge may apply to reservations booked through our call center; there is no service fee to book on our website.

I can't imagine they'd actually charge this! I'm guessing this is to just discourage the people who read the fine print from talking to real people. On second thought, I wouldn't be surprised if they'd actually charge this.




It does not cost Caesar anything if you book it yourself online. If you use the call center they have to pay the person answering the phone. Yes they over charge but they are trying so hard to pay extra employees.

Look at going green. They say it is for the enviornment but of course if you don't get your room cleaned or your towels replaced again they can cut staff and pay out less. Caesars have started to remove pens and notepad from their rooms and even some of the condiments. They are pinching pennies everywhere.
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SOOPOO
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December 3rd, 2019 at 10:28:21 AM permalink
Was about to book expensive hotel in San Juan, in the beach (RESORT) area. Was going to be $403 a night. Resort fee was..... $73 a day...... Now I have to go back and compare other hotels since this is now really a $476 a night room.....
DRich
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December 3rd, 2019 at 10:36:54 AM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Was about to book expensive hotel in San Juan, in the beach (RESORT) area. Was going to be $403 a night. Resort fee was..... $73 a day...... Now I have to go back and compare other hotels since this is now really a $476 a night room.....



Most of the resorts in San Juan have a resort fee. The Serafina is a nice resort there.
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Ayecarumba
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December 3rd, 2019 at 1:11:43 PM permalink
What does the resort fee get you in San Juan? At Caesars, $51 per night gets you wifi for two devices, and access to the “gym”. Parking is an additional $18 per night.
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