DrawingDead
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January 5th, 2016 at 10:18:41 AM permalink
Quote: SanchoPanza

That is not accurate, based on a two-night comped stay at Bally's last month for my birthday. And I'm a steady Platinum.

Right. Resort fees are only being treated as optional for the Diamond & Seven Starts tiers, not for Platinum. My recollection is that it has been that way for over a year or two. I think they did also let Platinum skip the sleazy gotcha fee during the first year when they started them, if I remember correctly.

Quote: Caesars

Resort Fees are not automatically assessed for Diamond or Seven Stars members, but such packages may be purchased upon request...

https://www.totalrewards.com/content/cet-tr/en/overview.html

Also:

Quote: Caesars

We appreciate your interest in staying with us! There is a per night resort fee package which includes access for two each day to the Fitness Center at the property, in-room daily Internet access for two devices, and all local phone calls. The resort fee is incurred by all guests visiting our property whether the amenities are used or not. Additionally, if your room reservation has been comped, you will still be required to pay the resort fee. Reward Credits can be redeemed upon check-out for these charges.

https://totalrewards.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/2221/kw/resort%20fee

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January 5th, 2016 at 11:05:29 AM permalink
Wow, a year later and this thread is still active.

My thoughts on resort fees - I don't generally pay them.

On the Mississippi coast, Harrah's tries to charge a resort fee - but an active gaming day can get those comped easily. The problem I have is I shouldn't have to have a fee like that comped - it should never be charged. After all - if you're there to gamble, then you're the one with the odds against you. In fact, I'm the one that's enticed/lured/asked to be there by way of all the free play and "free" nights (except for the 10.95 resort fee).

This is part of the reason I stay at The Palace Casino Resort - no resort fees. (which is fair - the internet is slowed down so you can't stream video, there are no shows or other entertainment unless you count karaoke as entertaining. ) I would, however, be willing to pay for true high speed internet just to break away from gaming all day. After a time, I get bored with gambling - especially if I'm ahead or very behind.
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January 5th, 2016 at 11:20:18 AM permalink
It should be noted that not all CET properties charge the resort fee. Harrah's Cherokee does not have a resort fee that I am aware of. If they do, I know for a fact they waive it for comp'd rooms.

In Vegas now, I am pretty certain you have to be Diamond and above to have the resort fees waived. My memory can't be fully trusted anymore, and I am too busy doing nothing, to be bothered to research it, but I believe I was charged a resort fee at Paris in 2014, even though I was Platinum at the time. I was able to provide sufficient argument to get the fees waived in the end (I was on junket travel and no one informed me, or knew, I would have to cover the resort fee. So Paris agreed to not charge me, and I have agreed to never put them through the hassle again, as I will NEVER pay a resort fee. Not much chance of any more Vegas in my future....
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Romes
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January 5th, 2016 at 11:35:37 AM permalink
Those Caesars quotes seem a bit dated. Simply go review their card tier rewards and you'll see at diamond and up "No Resort Fee's." I'm sure at other levels they could be comped pending play, but they are straight waived at these levels.

https://www.totalrewards.com/content/cet-tr/en/overview.html
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ams288
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January 5th, 2016 at 12:15:04 PM permalink
I just booked a trip at Treasure Island for March. Resort fees are still optional when booking through VIP services.
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Romes
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January 5th, 2016 at 12:33:14 PM permalink
Quote: ams288

I just booked a trip at Treasure Island for March. Resort fees are still optional when booking through VIP services.

...so some people "opt in" for the resort fee's?
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ams288
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January 5th, 2016 at 3:34:45 PM permalink
Quote: Romes

...so some people "opt in" for the resort fee's?



Apparently.

I made sure to ask the VIP reservation woman how it worked. She said that at check in they will ask me if I want to pay the resort fee. I laughed.
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January 5th, 2016 at 3:36:59 PM permalink
Quote: teddys

NYNY went up to $30+tax per night now. CET won't charge a resort fee on a comped room, and not on any room if you are Platinum or higher.



Not true. They charge the resort fee on my 'free' room and I am Platinum. They changed that a year ago. I was notified in advance.
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January 6th, 2016 at 11:47:41 PM permalink
Quote: SOOPOO

Not true. They charge the resort fee on my 'free' room and I am Platinum. They changed that a year ago. I was notified in advance.



Yeah, it did change. That's the trouble with old threads, right? In 2014, CET was Platinum and up. In 2015, it was Diamond and up don't get charged a resort fee.
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HeyMrDJ
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January 7th, 2016 at 5:17:19 AM permalink
What is the actual cost on a "free" room?

Do you think that by paying the resort fee, the casino actually breaks even? Maid, clean sheets etc?
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