Hidden Las Vegas hotel fees continue to skyrocket

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Las Vegas is always a trendy destination and tourism has increased recently, but so have hidden costs. This city offers travelers the best shows, entertainment, casinos, speed weddings and a unique vibe that can only be found here.

From January to June, more than 18.5 million tourists visited this city this year. Compared to the same period last year, tourism increased by 37%. Sin City was one of the busiest destinations in the United States this summer.

And many visitors have stayed or plan to stay at the iconic resorts that offer travelers not only intriguing amenities but also absurd fees and taxes. Travelers have been complaining about these extra fees for a few years, but in 2022, these hidden fees seem to be higher than ever and could even exceed the base price of the room!

Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas, especially when customers end up pissed off about these extra charges which are usually not as visible and clear as people would like. Here’s what travelers should know about hidden fees at Las Vegas hotels:

Las Vegas resort fees

These “resort fees” refer to additional costs not included in the price that travelers first see when booking a night at a hotel. Currently, these additional “taxes and charges” costs range from $40 to $80. These fees are often written in fine print and charged upon checkout.

For years, hotels in Las Vegas have been known to charge those extra fees that companies excuse as taxes, special services, or amenities. The amount changes depending on the hotel and location, but travelers should be aware that these fees are frequently charged daily.

Usually these extra costs are attributed to “perks” that guests are used to having included in the price – as they are at other hotels across the US – such as:

  • Parking spaces.
  • Entrance to the gymnasium.
  • Internet services.
  • Swimming pool access.
  • Use of minibar.

It does not matter if visitors have not used these facilities or services. Travelers usually end up paying these extra fees and almost all hotels in Las Vegas, especially on the Strip, have these fees.

Many booking platforms make it confusing or unclear and only highlight the base price of the room and only at checkout the fees are added. It’s a strategy many hotels use to set themselves apart from other hotels and make their stay cheaper than it actually is.

For example, in Booking, a basic room for one night at the iconic Caesars Palace seems to cost $80, compared to other hotels, and given that it’s a very special place, it doesn’t seem expensive. However, in the fine print there is this special $63 fee for “taxes and fees”; the actual price per night, in a budget room, is $143. It also offers – as advantages – very basic services included such as shower, towel, radio, telephone, alarm clock and access to the elevator.

Some hotels even charge a fee for the same price as the room — or more — and may add special fees at the end of the stay. And tips are also expected. Travelers should keep this in mind when visiting Las Vegas and read the fine print carefully.

Young male tourist photographing Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

Is there a way to avoid the resort fee?

Many travelers wonder if they really have to pay these extra fees. According to some sites, travelers aren’t legally obligated to pay these hidden fees and could fight back, but hotels have their way out.

Often, through the fine print, hotels can prove that these charges were listed and included and that guests signed a contract or agreed to the long terms and conditions when it was disclosed.

The best ways to avoid surprises are to read carefully and find out all additional fees before booking, signing up for a hotel membership program, specifically researching hotels with no resort fees, or renting a place. directly from the owner.

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