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The Neat Fee

Posted by MikeE on 20 Aug 2014
This is the era of outrageous fees and creative ways to nickel and dime patrons. After the uproar of resort fees, we ceded to the early check in, late check out, express check-in, bedding preferences,...

Tagged: fees   wynn   


How Much Does Your Las Vegas Hotel Room Really Cost?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Jun 2014
Have you ever wondered how much your hotel room is going to cost? This isn't a joke, I'm serious! From the time you book to the time you leave, how much money are...

Tagged: travel tips   hotels   fees   resort fees   


Thanks For The $10 Resort Credit, Luxor

Posted by Chuckmonster on 23 May 2014
Luxor sent me this email today. Does anybody even use email anymore? Anyways, they're giving out $10 in daily resort credits... how generous. They also asked "how will you use your resort credit?" ...

Tagged: luxor   resort fees   resort credit   


Paying For Preferences

Posted by Chuckmonster on 15 May 2014
These days, I check hotel rates via aggregators, not directly from the casinos themselves. Call me lazy for not prowling 73 websites to get the "Best Rates, Guaranteed". Or stupid for not using...

Tagged: bellagio   booking   fees   


What The Hell Golden Nugget Spa?

Posted by MissMonkay on 29 Apr 2014
Vegas trips are synonymous with many things. One such thing, at least for this girl, are trips to the spa. Not an incredibly unique pastime, granted, but one that brings me much joy. For equivalent...

Tagged: golden nugget   wynn   spa   massage   services   fees   what the hell   rampage   


Mailbag: Resort Fee At Main Street Station?

Posted by Chuckmonster on 28 Jan 2014
VT reader D.H emailed us yesterday about a mystery charge that appeared on his credit card after staying at Main Street Station. He says: Main Street Station levied a surprise charge of $9.99 to my...

Tagged: mailbag   resort fees   main street station   boyd gaming   sams town   orleans   gold coast   


Vegas Gang #93 : Derek Talks Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 Aug 2013
Earlier today, Derek Stevens, CEO of the D and Golden Gate, joined the Vegas Gang to discuss their announcement earlier this week that they would be implementing resort fees at both properties. No announcements, no topics,...

Tagged: vegas gang   derek stevens   the d   golden gate   resort fees   vimfp   


Resort Fees and The Death Of The Casino

Posted by Chuckmonster on 29 Jul 2013
Caesars Entertainment announced their quarterly earnings report today. This is the first full quarter since they began charging resort fees earlier this year. The result, unsurprisingly, was an increase in hotel revenues. From the...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   resort fees   gambling   gary loveman   


Golden Nugget Adds Fine Print Fremont Experience Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 13 Jun 2013
Starting July 1, the Golden Nugget will be adding a $5 Fremont Experience fee to all of their room offerings. Guests arriving on or after July 1, 2013 will incur a daily $5 Fremont Experience Fee...

Tagged: golden nugget   fremont street experience   resort fees   


LVH Adds $18/night Resort Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 31 May 2013
Effective tomorrow, the LVH is adding an $18/day (plus tax) resort fee to all accommodations. Resort fee includes "in room high speed internet for one device, cardio room access for two persons, use of in-room...

Tagged: lvh   resort fees   cha-ching   


This Week In Caesars: Resort Fees, PH, The Quad

Posted by Chuckmonster on 26 Apr 2013
We're reminded today by VT reader @dunebug that Total Rewards members who are Platinum or better don't have to pay Caesars Entertainment's asinine resort fees. The rest of you losers (who haven't had the...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   the quad   linq   planet hollywood   resort fees   


Caesars Reverses Course On Resort Fees Again

Posted by Chuckmonster on 1 Apr 2013
Caesars' mouthpiece blog has stated today that in response to customers demands, Gary Loveman himself has declared - in front of an investors conference at Planet Hollywood - that they made a mistake when breaking...

Tagged: caesars   resort fees   


Your Resort Fees At Work: The Planet Hollywood Resort Vista

Posted by Chuckmonster on 11 Mar 2013
Eagle eyed VT reader Funkhouser spotted something interesting on the Planet Hollywood website - a rogue photo of a refreshed Resort Vista room on the bottom right hand corner of their website. At first glance, I...

Tagged: planet hollywood   resort fees   resort vista   renovations   new rooms   


Caesars Statement Re: Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Caesars Entertainment has released a statement (via Las Vegas Advisor) regarding resort fees. Resort fees at Caesars Entertainment Las Vegas resorts will begin March 1st and vary based on resort ranging from $10-25 and offer a...

Tagged: caesars entertainment   quantum teledildonics   resort fees   


Thickening Plot Dept: Vegas.com Deletes Caesars Resort Fee Post

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Feb 2013
Ooooh boy, this is interesting. Vegas.com has deleted their blog post which announced that Caesars Entertainment was instituting resort fees at their Las Vegas properties. One can only wonder what has transpired behind the scenes....

Tagged: caesars entertainment   no resort fees   vegasdotcom   


Caesars Entertainment Adding Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Feb 2013
According to Vegas.com, Caesars Entertainment has turned their back on their promise to never charge resort fees. The article claims that Caesars will begin charging fees on rooms booked after March 1st. A cursory check...

Tagged: resort fees   caesars entertainment   broken promises   


Mandarin Oriental: New Website, Golden Access and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 5 Oct 2012
Mandarin Oriental has finally discarded their amateurish website for a sleek, sexy and professional display of their luxurious goods. Filigree has been eliminated in favor of large, bold, gorgeous photos of their room offerings....

Tagged: mandarin oriental   internets   high roller suites   resort fees   


Poll: Resort Fee Inclusions

Posted by Chuckmonster on 9 May 2012
Resort fees.... the Ticketmasterization of Las Vegas. We all love to hate them, but some perks justify some of the cost. Help us understand which of these resort fee inclusions you appreciate the most. Feel...

Tagged: resort fees   poll   


How To Get Mlife To Pay The Resort Fee

Posted by Blackjacker1979 on 24 Apr 2012
I know in most cases rooms at Bellagio are highly priced so saving a few bucks isn't a big deal, but if you want to get that resort fee for free at least, there's a...

Tagged: mlife   bellagio   resort fees   murren   


Update: Palms Has A Resort Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 6 Oct 2011
Along with the whole host of other changes at Palms, VT tipster Tom tells us that the hotel is on the verge of enacting a daily resort fee. The new fee, purported to be under $15,...

Tagged: palms   resort fees   


Caesars Enlists Showgirls Help In Anti-Resort Fee Publicity Stunt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 21 Jul 2011
Whats better than two boobs marketing against resort fees? One hundred boobs marketing against resort fees! Taking a cue from last year's "No Resort Fees" event at Planet Hollywood hosted by Holly Madison, Caesars Entertainment...

Tagged: caesars   showgirls   publicity stunt   resort fees   


I Want My. I Want My. I Want My Resort Fees!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 25 Jan 2011
Ladies and gentlemen, we are proud to (finally) present our constantly updated list of Las Vegas resort fees, what they cost and what they include, if anything. I want my. I want my resort fees. Now look...

Tagged: resort fees   


MGM Grand Adds Non-Smoking Guarantee Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Jan 2011
Before I quit two years ago, I smoked a pack and a half of cigs a day, double that if I was in Vegas on a bender. It took about a year to get...

Tagged: mgm grand   smoking   resort fees   


TI Pencils Out The Resort Fee

Posted by Chuckmonster on 24 Nov 2010
VT reader MinVegas just pointed out to us that the fine feathered folks at Treasure Island have decided to make an argument on their website that the resort fee is a good value. If it is...

Tagged: treasure island   resort fees   


Wynn Introduces The Extra Bed Fee

Posted by JohnH on 19 Nov 2010
While checking the various rates at Wynn and Encore during the days preceding Cosmopolitan's opening in twenty-six days, I both was and was not surprised to see that Wynn has finally introduced the tiered, "If...

Tagged: wynn las vegas   resort fees   encore   


Vdara To Increase Resort Fees

Posted by Chuckmonster on 2 Nov 2010
Ready to get burned a little bit more at Vdara? We've heard rumblings that the Bellagio and Aria adjacent non-smoking, non-gaming condotel is planning on increasing their resort fee by 20% from $15 to...

Tagged: vdara   resort fees   


Vdara Offers A Whole New Way To Get Burned

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Oct 2010
Capitalizing on their newfound notoriety as the only Las Vegas resort that threatens the health and safety of its guests, Vdara is offering a their guests a whole new way of getting burned - accepting...

Tagged: vdara   resort fees   vegas deals   


Bargain? Mirage $800/nt

Posted by Chuckmonster on 12 Oct 2010
Time to break out the tinfoil construction hats... Aria has sold out one night in October and the Mirage is charging $800/night on the night of the Vegas Podcast-A-Palooza. No, it ain't a typo... unless the...

Tagged: mirage   resort fees   


Bend Over, The Aria Resort Fee Is Coming For Christmas

Posted by JohnH on 5 Oct 2010
A month ago, we told you that Aria would soon be charging a daily resort fee. Well, hot on the heels of charging for your extra queen bed, that time has come... is coming...is...

Tagged: resort fees   aria   wynn   encore   murren   


Coming Soon To Aria: Simon Cowell's X Factor, Iron Chef America and Resort Fees!

Posted by Chuckmonster on 30 Aug 2010
What do Simon Cowell, Iron Chef America and Resort Fees have in common? If you said "they all suck" you would be only partially correct. The real answer is that all three...

Tagged: simon cowell   x factor   iron chef   resort fees   aria   city center   


Pencil: Vegas Resort Fees and Retail Pricing

Posted by Chuckmonster on 3 Aug 2010
Resort fees. A subject which divides tourists almost as much as top brass at competing casinos. On one side are those who argue that if good stuff comes with the fees, then...

Tagged: resort fees   pricing   harrah's   wynn   mgm   tropicana   


VegasGang #48 - Wynn Resort Fee, MGM and More

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 Jun 2010
The Admiral has just posted Episode #48 of the Vegas Gang wherein we discuss news from Wynncore including the resort fee and staffing reductions, MGM Mirage's name change, tracking CityCenter's performance, the LVRJ / Righthaven...

Tagged: vegas gang   wynn las vegas   mgm resorts international   resort fees   


Rio Uses VT To Fight Dirty

Posted by MikeE on 18 Jun 2010
Ugh. When will this stop? Shortly after we broke the news that Wynn would be implementing a resort fee, Caesars Palace was quick to throw a bitchslap at their bronzed neighbors up the street. Now Rio...

Tagged: rio las vegas   caesars palace   wynn las vegas   resort fees   


The Palazzo's Prestige

Posted by Chuckmonster on 18 May 2010
While we weren't looking, The Palazzo has added a completely new tier to their room offerings, code named Prestige. No, these aren't new rooms, but instead an offer to particular guests to upgrade...

Tagged: palazzo   resort fees   luxury   


MGM Mirage Round Up: New Name, New Players Club, New Rooms at MGM

Posted by Chuckmonster on 20 Apr 2010
This morning, MGM Mirage filed paperwork with its shareholders requesting to change the company's name to MGM Resorts International, or via acronym MRI. The name change is intended to change perceptions from MGM Mirage being primarily...

Tagged: mgm grand   mgm mirage   mgm resorts international   room renovations   players club   resort fees   


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