Over the years the number one complaint from Las Vegas visitors has been airport taxi scams. Today very few people talk about the I-215 tunnel taxi scam. Currently, the number one Las Vegas visitor complain is Las Vegas hotel resort fee.
What is a resort fee you ask!. Resort fees are surcharges imposed by hotels to cover everything from local phone calls, daily newspaper to guest use of the gym. You are required to pay these fees whether you use those services or not. Ethically such fees should be included in the advertised room rate rather than tacked on to the final bill making you believe their rooms are cheaper than they actually are.
Imagine, finding and booking a room for $59 /night only to find out that the hotel plans to collect an extra $15 a day plus tax in resort fees. Instead of your 3 day stay costing $180 plus a 13.38% hotel tax, you are billed $180 + $45 + 13.38% hotel tax.
Are the resort fees unethical? Yes. Are they illegal? Unfortunately No, as long as it is disclosed. In most cases you will need help finding the fine print.
Avoid hidden charges and stay at these Las Vegas hotels that do not charge Resort Fees. These days finding hotels in Las Vegas that do not charge a resort fee is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Below is list of Las Vegas hotels with no resort fee. Unfortunately, since we created this list a few years ago, this list is gradually getting smaller and smaller.
** Resort fees are charged per night (plus 13.38% tax)
Located at the heart of Downtown Las Vegas, The California Hotel and Casino with its Hawaiian flair features a 36,000 square foot casino, six restaurants including Redwood Grill, California Noodle House and authentic Hawaiian favorites.
Number of rooms: 781 rooms
Main Street Station Hotel & Casino is located two blocks north of the Fremont Street Experience In downtown Las Vegas
Number of rooms: 406 rooms & suites
Fremont Hotel & Casino is one of downtown Vegas' most beloved hotels. With 447 spacious guest rooms and suites, Fremont Hotel also offers wonderful dining, comfortable rooms and exciting gaming action.
Number of rooms: 447 rooms
Located in the heart of Fremont Steet in downtown Las Vegas, Four Queens Hotel and Casino delivers high quality, traditional Las Vegas gaming and entertainment. Four Queens features 690 comfortable and spacious rooms in twin 19-story towers.
Number of rooms: 690 rooms
Wyndham Grand Desert is a three tower Mediterranean-style, mega resort with beautiful views of the mountain, or courtyard view with its lagoon-style pool.
Wyndham Grand Desert offers one and two-bedroom suites with fully-equipped kitchens, washers and dryers, dining rooms, large bedrooms with plenty of closet and storage space, and living rooms with pull-out sofas
Number of rooms: 787 suites
Located just one block from the famous Las Vegas strip, Desert Rose Resort is a non-gaming resort. Enjoy the one and two-bedroom condo suites with fully-equipped kitchens and comfortable living and dining areas
Number of rooms: 284 rooms
This list is updated periodically as more Las Vegas hotels adopt or reject the practice of charging resort fees.
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