Las Vegas Resort Fees Update March 2018

Room rates in Las Vegas are at all time highs, even though tourists can still get great value at many properties. Check out my updated post on Las Vegas Resort Fees.

Las Vegas Sands properties raise daily resort fees to $45

Las Vegas Sands Corp. has joined other Strip hotel-casino operators in raising resort fees. “As of March 6, The Venetian and The Palazzo increased our resort fee to $45,” Sands spokeswoman Alyssa Anderson said in an email.

Las Vegas Resort Fees

Many visitors to Las Vegas are surprised by an annoying fee that gets added to their hotel room rate, called a Resort Fee. This Resort Fee is an extra fee that hotels charge. Its not optional. The reasons why hotels charge Resort Fees is related to the rise of price comparison travel booking websites such as Expedia and Priceline. These sites list the headline room rate for many different hotels, allowing consumers to price compare. This competition encourages hotels to compete on price, thereby encouraging them to lower their price in order to attract bookings. The nature of the price comparison site also means the hotels must pay the booking site in order to be listed, and the fee is based on the value of the bookings. So if a hotel lowers the rate they list their rooms for on a booking site they will get better search results, and since the fee paid by the hotel to the booking site is related to the headline room rate, the hotels have an incentive to charge additional fees to the guest once on site, in order to bypass the booking fee. With this system, there is an incentive for the hotel to bypass the booking site as much as possible, hence the rise of Resort Fees.

I think Resort Fees are a type of bait and switch. Most hotel guests don’t read the fine print when they book their room, and I think its disingenuous for hotels to bury hidden fees in the fine print. This is especially true because the Resort Fee at many Las Vegas hotels is quite large, in some cases the Resort Fee is even more than the posted room rate itself.

As a frequent visitor to Las Vegas, I surveyed the current resort fee rates for future reference. The table below is up to date at the date of writing, but will change, so double check before you book.

Some notes, on the table below. I can’t find the Resort Fees for the Boyd properties downtown (California, Fremont, Main Street). I assume they charge resort fees though. Cannery hotels just started charging resort fees, and so did Arizona Charlies. The Cannery rates are still a good deal in my opinion (if you don’t mind the neighborhoods). The Downtowner now charges a resort fee (that must cause literal fist fights). Some of the resort fees are ridiculous, such as Excalibur, where the resort fee is sometimes higher than the room rate itself.

Updated March 12, 2018

Hotel Fee
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas $44.22
ARIA Resort & Casino $44.22
The Venetian Las Vegas $45.00
The Palazzo Las Vegas $45.00
Bellagio $44.22
Vdara Hotel & Spa $44.22
The Cosmopolitan Of Las Vegas $39.69
Mandalay Bay Resort And Casino $39.68
Nobu Hotel $39.68
The Cromwell $39.68
Caesars Palace – Resort & Casino $39.68
The Signature at MGM Grand $39.68
Paris Las Vegas Resort & Casino $39.68
Mirage Resort & Casino $39.68
MGM Grand Hotel & Casino $39.68
Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino $39.68
Treasure Island Hotel and Casino $35.00
New York-New York Hotel & Casino $39.68
Monte Carlo Resort and Casino $39.68
Wynn Las Vegas $39.00
Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa $36.15
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino $35.15
W Las Vegas $35.00
Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino $34.01
The LINQ Hotel & Casino $34.01
Bally’s Las Vegas – Hotel & Casino $34.01
Flamingo Las Vegas $34.01
Luxor Hotel and Casino $34.01
Excalibur Hotel Casino $34.01
Harrah’s Hotel and Casino $34.01
Tropicana Las Vegas $35.00
The Westin Las Vegas Hotel, Casino & Spa $32.88
Trump International Hotel Las Vegas $35.00
Mandarin Oriental, Las Vegas $39.00
SLS Las Vegas a Tribute Portfolio Resort $32.00
Lucky Dragon Las Vegas $31.75
Golden Nugget Las Vegas Hotel & Casino $31.08
Circus Circus Hotel, Casino $30.61
Westgate Las Vegas Resort & Casino $29.95
Hooters Casino Hotel $29.00
Hilton Grand Vacations at The Flamingo $28.35
Polo Towers by Diamond Resorts $28.35
Stratosphere Hotel $32.99
Cancun Resort by Diamond Resorts $28.25
Tuscany Suites & Casino $27.21
Platinum Hotel $26.07
Downtown Grand Las Vegas $25.99
The Berkley Las Vegas $25.00
Grandview at Las Vegas $25.00
Renaissance Las Vegas Hotel $23.80
Sunset Station Hotel & Casino $22.79
Oasis at Gold Spike $22.60
JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort & Spa $22.59
the D Las Vegas $22.50
Golden Gate Hotel and Casino $22.50
South Point Hotel, Casino, and Spa $21.00
Silver Sevens Hotel & Casino $20.99
Gold Coast Hotel and Casino $20.40
Super 8 Las Vegas at Ellis Island Casino $20.40
Plaza Hotel and Casino $20.34
Suncoast Hotel and Casino $20.33
The Orleans Hotel & Casino $20.33
The M Resort Spa Casino $19.99
Santa Fe Station Hotel & Casino $19.20
Texas Station Gambling Hall $19.20
Boulder Station Hotel and Casino $19.20
Tahiti Village Resort & Spa $19.04
Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall $18.07
Serene, A Vegas Resort $17.89
Palace Station Hotel and Casino $17.00
Westgate Flamingo Bay Resort $16.99
Silverton Casino Hotel $16.99
Desert Paradise Resort by Diamond Resorts $16.95
El Cortez Hotel and Casino $16.89
Fiesta Henderson Hotel and Casino $15.95
Fiesta Rancho Hotel & Casino $14.68
Tahiti All-Suite Resort $14.56
Days Inn Las Vegas At Wild Wild West $12.99
Club De Soleil All-Suite Resort $12.32
Arizona Charlie’s Decatur $8.48
Arizona Charlie’s Boulder $8.48
Eastside Cannery Casino & Hotel $7.90
Longhorn Casino & Hotel $6.77
The Downtowner $5.65
Cannery Hotel & Casino $5.64
Mardi Gras Hotel & Casino $5.60