Your Expression As You Check Out Of Your Hotel
It used to be that when you checked out of your hotel room it was a painless experience. You knew what you were going to pay and what you would get in return. Not any more. At least, not in Las Vegas.
If you are a regular visitor to Las Vegas, you know how much resort fees can add to the cost of your trip. If you are a first time visitor, you may be unhappily surprised at checkout when they add $60-$80, or more, to your bill. This can hurt. Resort fees have been going up again in 2016. What do you do to save money?
The problem is that what you get in return for your resort fees may be next to nothing. Or, you may be paying for services you never use. The bottom line is that resort fees are a way that hotels get you to pay more for the room than the rate you thought you were paying.
Listed below are some of the Las Vegas properties that charge resort fees. Many fees have been raised in just the last few months. The rates are charged daily.
At the Bellagio, Caesars, Aria, Mandarin, Planet Hollywood, and the Cromwell, you will pay $29-$32.
At the Monte Carlo and New York New York, you will be $25-$30.
At Hooters $14.00-$19.95
At the Westgate-$22-$28
Short List Of Properties And What You Get For The Resort Fees
Aria-$32: In-room internet, fitness center, and local phone calls.
Bally’s-$29: In-room high speed internet, fitness center, and local calls. (7-Star and Diamond Total Rewards members can waive the resort fees).
Artisan-$11.99 (Plus $2.95 per day energy fee): wifi, pool, valet service, 2 bottles of water in room.
Circus Circus-$21: In-room internet, two cups of in-room coffee, 2 for 1 Coaster ticket at Adventuredome, 2 free Midway games, BOGO free drink at West Casino or Slots of Fun Bar, free chips and salsa at Blue Iguana with minimum $8 purchase. fitness center, free printing of boarding pass, and free local and 800 number calls. At least you get some good value in return for your money here.
Where They Don’t Charge Resort Fees
So, how do you dodge these fee? You opt to stay somewhere that does not charge them. Here is a list of some of them:
Arizona Charlie’s (Boulder Highway and Decatur)
Main Street Station
You can complete information here.
It is clear that the high resort fees make picking a place to stay harder, especially now that all nine of the MGM properties charge for parking. It’s your money. The question is, are you getting your moneys worth?