If you’ve visited Las Vegas before, odds are, you’ve run into the dreaded resort fee. While it may not be as painful as losing big at the blackjack table, that fee can add up quickly, averaging $40 per night plus the extra taxes that are incurred. And what does it get you? Typically Wi-Fi, access to a fitness center, the ability to print your boarding pass, and unlimited local calls. Yet all of those things are standard at most hotels – and, who even uses a hotel phone anymore, other than to call room service?
The reality of resort fees is that they’re a way to get a higher rate while publishing lower rates to entice people to book. In some cases, the published price per night is lower than the resort fee itself, sometimes doubling the nightly cost.
Of course, you probably already know this, which is why you’re trying to find out if there are truly any good hotels or resorts in Las Vegas without resort fees. And, the answer is? Very few, especially if you want to be on or near the Strip.