Las Vegas hotels have raised resort fees. On some nights, expect to pay more in fees than the cost of the room.
Las Vegas hotel-casinos have raised resort fees that are automatically tacked on to the cost of your room. On certain nights, visitors could pay more in fees than the cost of a night’s stay.
Last Thursday, Caesars Entertainment raised nightly resort fees up to $5 at eight of its nine properties in the city.
Here’s how much you can expect to pay:
Caesars Palace: $39 (up from $35); and
No change at Rio, which charges $30.
How can a resort fee double the cost of your room? The Caesars.com website shows Harrah’s offers rooms for $29 on Monday night and $28 on Tuesday — prices lower than the $35 nightly resort fee.
On five weeknights in February, rooms at Bally’s start at $30 a night, $5 less than the nightly resort fee. At Rio, rooms cost $29 on six week nights this month, $1 lower than the $30 fee.
Resort fees typically cover in-room Wi-Fi and local phone calls, as well access to fitness centers and swimming pools. Of course, the fee is charged whether you use the amenities or not.
To find the full cost of your Las Vegas hotel room, add on fees and the 13.35% hotel tax charged by Clark County, which is where Vegas is located.
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