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 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.
LVH, formerly the Las Vegas Hilton, will begin charging a resort fee on June 1st.
The resort fee applies to all new reservations. It is $18 per night ($20.16 including tax) and includes Internet access, fitness center access, local and toll-free calls and a coupon sheet with a few dining and drink discounts.
All of the major casino resorts in Las Vegas now charge a resort fee.
The Venetian and Palazzo have increased their resort fees to $25 per night. In a new twist, though, they are allowing guests to decline the resort fee and then pay for things a la carte if they end up wanting to take advantage of the amenities the resort fee would have covered.
Their resort fee includes fitness center access, Internet access, boarding pass printing, unlimited local and toll-free calls, a newspaper and drink coupons. Since the only thing of real value there is the Internet access, I think they will find that a lot of informed patrons will be declining the resort fee and only paying for Internet access as they need it. Note that the resort fee will automatically be applied to your room unless you decline it during the check in process.