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MGM Resorts Resort Fee Increase 2016

Effective August 9, 2016, the resort fees for Mandalay Bay, Delano, MGM Grand and The Mirage will be increased to  $32 plus  tax.  That’s  $35.84 after taxes.  They join  Aria, Bellagio, The Signature and Vdara which already charged that rate.

New York – New York and Monte Carlo are still at $30 per night ($33.60 after taxes).  Excalibur and  Luxor are still $26 per night ($29.12 after taxes).  Circus Circus charges $21 per night ($23.52 after taxes).

Golden Nugget adds Resort Fee

The Golden Nugget now charges a nightly $20 resort fee ($22.60 with tax). It replaces their $5 “Destination Fee”.
The resort fee includes:

  • Daily access for two to the Fitness Center (does not include the wet areas)
  • In-room Internet access for 2 devices daily
  • Two bottled waters, daily (waters will be located in the guest rooms)
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary airline boarding passes printing via the Front Desk or Box Office
  • Complimentary newspapers in your tower lobby from 6am to 10am
  • Downtown destination coupons.

Reservations made prior to January 19, 2015 will not be charged the resort fee, but will be charged the old $5 Destination Fee.

MGM Resort Fees

I recently posted about Caesars Entertainment raising and standardizing their resort fees. MGM Resorts has done a similar thing. Most of their resorts now have a $29 per night resort fee. That is $32.48 per night after taxes. Their mid- and lower level hotels have lower fees. Circus Circus has the lowest fee at $15 per night ($16.80 with tax).

As a general rule, the resort fee covers fitness center access, daily newspaper, high speed internet access, complimentary copying and faxing, boarding pass printing, plus free local and (800) calls.
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TI Petite Suite

If you are looking for a nice little suite with a jacuzzi for a special occasion I recommend checking out TI’s  Petite Suite.

There was a time when TI was a reliable home base for me. That was long ago. I’m not a fan of some of the things Phil Ruffin did to it after buying it from MGM. The loss of higher end dining like Social House and Isla and the addition of what was at the time one of the highest resort fees in Las Vegas were enough to keep me from going back.

I still remember their Petite Suite as being one of the better deals around, though. For a little more than the regular room rate at TI, and for about the same price as a regular room at some of the nicer hotels you get a nice little suite with his and hers bathrooms and a jacuzzi. Continue reading TI Petite Suite

Caesars Entertainment Resort Fee Increase

Caesars Entertainment is now charging a resort fee of $25 per night at all of its Las Vegas properties. That $25 is $28 after taxes.  The resort fee is the same whether you are at the LINQ, Rio, Harrah’s, Cromwell, Nobu or any of the other Caesars properties. That is the highest resort fee in Las Vegas and matches that of the high end resorts like the Mandarin Oriental, Aria, and Wynn. All this from the company that made a big deal about not charging resort fees a few years ago.

The resort fee covers in-room high speed internet access (typically Wi-Fi and ethernet),  all local calls and daily fitness center access for 2. The resort fee is waived for Total Rewards Diamond and Seven Stars members. Platinum members used to be exempt, too, but that is no longer the case.  Note that when the fee is waived you don’t get the perks either.

The rates and Total Rewards policy change applies to all new reservations.