Caesars Entertainment increasing resort fees at 10 locations

LAS VEGAS - Ten Las Vegas hotel and casinos plan to increase their resort fees.  Caesars Entertainment increased its resort fees last year, but come March 1 the price will go up once again.

Resort fees can be a big turnoff for some people visiting Las Vegas because they say they're booking rooms based on the savings, not the location. 

Chris Downing said he stayed at Fortune Hotel off The Strip because "it's cheaper and we didn't have to pay resort fees."

"This time we're staying at the Golden Nugget on Fremont Street," said Angela Rhoades.  "We've been here about 10-15 times, and we have found it's a little bit cheaper to stay downtown."

A company spokesperson for Caesars Entertainment said resort fees would increase between $1 to $3.

In a statement, Caesars told 8 News NOW what the fee hike will cover.

“We are implementing resort fee increases at our Las Vegas resorts, having added premium wifi service to covered amenities, bringing  those fees in line with the competition.” – Caesars Entertainment Spokesperson.
   
Here's how the fees will break down for each property.

Resort fees at Caesars Palace (including Nobu Hotel), The Cromwell, Paris Las Vegas and Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino will change to $35 per night plus tax ($39.68 inclusive).

Resort fees at Bally’s Las Vegas, Flamingo Las Vegas, Harrah’s Las Vegas, LINQ Hotel & Casino, and Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino will change to $30 per night plus tax ($34.01 inclusive.)

The Amenities included with the resort fee - In-room Premium Wifi for two devices per day Fitness center passes for two per day and all local calls.

"We're here to enjoy the strip and the atmosphere.  I'm not going to be in my room, using my wi-fi," Downing said.  "So, just having us pay that extra -- I'd rather save that money and stay off the strip where there's not that high resort fee and spend it somewhere else."

"When people come out here they came out for the convenience and the entertainment at a cheap price and so when the prices go up, people aren't going to make this the number one choice," Rhoades said.

 


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