Zcore13
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January 23rd, 2015 at 11:30:44 AM permalink
Damn, they must really want me back. This morning I got an email for 2 free tickets to Rod Stewart and up to 5 nights free at Ceasar's. Maybe things have changed since my last visit. I'll update on the Resort Fees next time I go. If they keep sending me these good offers (I don't care about Rod Stewart), eventually they are going to get me to break!


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beachbumbabs
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January 24th, 2015 at 8:57:51 AM permalink
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Damn, they must really want me back. This morning I got an email for 2 free tickets to Rod Stewart and up to 5 nights free at Ceasar's. Maybe things have changed since my last visit. I'll update on the Resort Fees next time I go. If they keep sending me these good offers (I don't care about Rod Stewart), eventually they are going to get me to break!


ZCore13



I stayed at The D 4 nights, Cosmo 3 nights, Harrah's 6 nights during my Jan 2015 trip. I was not asked to, nor did I pay, resort fees at any of them. First time staying at the first 2, though they both comped me the rooms due to previous play last year. Harrah's also comped my rooms and wrote off all charges. I had my own tablet with me and used it tethered so didn't need wifi, but it appeared to be available.

I got that Rod Stewart/5 nights CP also. They also sent 5 nights CP and 2 tickets to NASCAR Sprint Cup in March. Surprised to see both offers; they're a level up from what I'd been seeing lately.
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AcesAndEights
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January 24th, 2015 at 3:07:42 PM permalink
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Harrah's also comped my rooms and wrote off all charges. I had my own tablet with me and used it tethered so didn't need wifi, but it appeared to be available.


Did they apply some of your Rewards Credits to the resort fees? Also, what's your tier with Total Rewards?

Thanks everyone for putting up with my pushy questions.
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wanass
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March 20th, 2015 at 9:02:52 AM permalink
Hi

The resort fees are starting to get insanely high in my opinion

here is a useful updated list of all hotels charging resort fees + what you get in exchange

terapined
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March 20th, 2015 at 6:01:17 PM permalink
Vegas hotel owners are total wimps.
If you want to sell a hotel room for say 50 bucks, sell it for 50 bucks.
Its just so dumb to sell it for 35 and tack on the 15 fee,
Bunch of lemmings as executives in Vegas just playing follow the leader.
Do sales actually increase due to a low base rate of 35 instead of listing it at 50.
If sales bump up a bit initially which is to me the only reason to do this, bait and switch is what it is, you are now pissing off the customer with the bait and switch and maybe he or she wont be back. Oh checking out, here is your bill and some sticker shock.
I book corporate international travel. Some of these international tickets I see and sell can literally have up to 14 separate taxes and fees. Pretty common. Some of the taxes are insanely high. I never ever quote a base fare, I always quote total price including all taxes and fees. Its business, its honest, its the info my client needs to make a decision.
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March 20th, 2015 at 7:27:46 PM permalink
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Do sales actually increase due to a low base rate of 35 instead of listing it at 50.



The reason for this is merely a sign of the times. Years ago when people booked a vacation they either went through the airline or went to a travel agent. Today, people go on these pricewhore sites like priceline or orbitz or travelocity or whatever else you go to for travel. Among the options to organize these places is by price. In order to get more prominent positioning on sites due to pricing they hide some of the fees, much like the airlines do as they don't quote fees to check your bag in the price of the fare. Personally, I would love to go back to the days where it was all one transaction, but unfortunately it is not the world we live in anymore. Furthermore IMO, Vegas is not a market that needs to hide this kind of stuff. Hotel rooms in Vegas are dirt cheap compared to elsewhere. Where I live in Chicago, if I wanted a 5 star hotel, it would run me between $500 and $750 a night, whereas depending on the days, I could stay at the Wynn which is a 5 star resort for under $750 for a 4 night stay.
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wanass
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December 29th, 2015 at 1:59:42 AM permalink
Here is a new updated list of the resort fees.

increase everywhere with now 7 hotels charging $32+tax!!

DMSCR
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December 29th, 2015 at 6:47:18 AM permalink
At the Wynncore if you booked your room(s) through your Red Card online or by phone you would not get charged the daily fee. It is every time you get one of those seasonal promotions though. After that one shot you are charged a fee again going forward until next season.

$32 for some of the MGM properties. Unbelievable.
wanass
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December 29th, 2015 at 7:17:59 AM permalink
Quote: DMSCR

At the Wynncore if you booked your room(s) through your Red Card online or by phone you would not get charged the daily fee. It is every time you get one of those seasonal promotions though. After that one shot you are charged a fee again going forward until next season.

$32 for some of the MGM properties. Unbelievable.



A few other ways to skip the resort fees :

- Wynn/Encore: no RF if you stay in the tower suites (but they're obviously not the cheapest room in the resort..)
- CET: no RF if you're diamond or seven stars (not easy to achieve)
- Cosmopolitan: no RF if you're a gold or platinum identity member (gold is not so hard to achieve)

Other than that you should put enough coins in so that a host wave them for you...

I could bet we'll see a $35 fee before the end of the year...
Sabretom2
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December 29th, 2015 at 7:39:26 AM permalink
The resort fee thing is all about placement in search results. As most folks sort by price, the more unlisted fees the better. This explains why CET felt forced to start charging a fee. I had hoped a better ad campaign would have worked. Let's face it, consumers aren't too bright. If you can get folks to sit down at a 6:5 blackjack table, resort fees are easy.
I've never been charged a resort fee when comped. Some regulatory accounting thing, I guess.

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