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Soon you'll have to pay parking fees for your stay at Caesars and Wynn hotels in Las Vegas

Say goodbye to free parking along the Las Vegas Strip. Caesars Entertainment and Wynn Resorts are joining MGM Resorts in charging hotel guests and visitors to park their vehicles. That’s right, now you must figure in resort fees and parking costs to the price of your hotel stay.

Caesars’ eight properties along Las Vegas Boulevard will begin paid parking on Dec. 19. That’s when the Linq Hotel & Casino and Harrah’s Las Vegas start charging for valet parking.

Self-parking will remain free until the company installs the necessary ticket machines, gates and payment kiosks.

Caesars said valet parking will continue to roll out at its other Strip resorts starting in late December. Its website notes: “In the first half of 2017, select Las Vegas hotels will also begin charging for self-parking.”

Wynn Resorts will impose fees for valet parking in mid-December at Wynn Las Vegas and Encore. Up to four hours will cost $13; then it's $18 for up to 24 hours. Self-parking will remain free "at this time," the company says.

At Caesars, valet parking costs will vary from property to property, ranging from $8 to $13 for stays up to four hours. Prices climb to $13 to $18 for stays up to 24 hours. Parking will be free for higher-tier members of Caesars’ players club, Total Rewards.

Fees for self-parking have yet to be announced.

Hotels that will impose parking fees are Bally’s, Caesars Palace, the Cromwell, Flamingo, Harrah’s, the Linq, Paris and Planet Hollywood. Fees will also apply to valet at the Linq Promenade.

Some bright spots: The Rio, located about a mile west of the Strip, is exempt from the new charges for now. And the Venetian and the Palazzo have no plans to charge guests for parking.

The decades-old era of free parking began eroding in June, when MGM Resorts started charging for valet and self-parking at most of its Vegas properties. Self-parking costs $10 for a 24-hour period; valet parking costs $18 for a 24-hour period. Corporate officials later said they were surprised by the backlash from customers.

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