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Top 7 Las Vegas Hotels and Resorts Without Resort Fees

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.

Marriott's Grand Chateau one-bedroom villa at Marriott's Grand Chateau
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Marriott's Grand Chateau

By far, the top pick when it comes to a nice hotel near the Strip with no resort fees is Marriott’s Grand Chateau. It’s not right on the Strip, but it’s less than a quarter-mile away, near Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino and the Miracle Mile Shops. You’ll have easy access to gambling, shows, shopping, and dining, although there is no casino or slots right on-site. It includes standard guest rooms as well as two- and three-bedroom villas with kitchens, ideal for families and saving on dining out. There are two pools, a fitness center and a couple of restaurants too. It is also a good option for those looking to extend their stay in Vegas.

Key Amenities:

  • Rooms and villas with kitchens

  • Two pools and fitness center

  • Less than a quarter-mile from the Strip

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas Virgin Hotels Las Vegas
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Virgin Hotels Las Vegas

Virgin Hotels Las Vegas is a little over a mile from the Strip, about 30 minutes on foot to the closest spot, Planet Hollywood. If a stay further away isn’t a dealbreaker, this is one to consider for the full Vegas resort experience without the fees. It has a casino, multiple dining options, a pool, beach club, spa, and fitness center. As it’s part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, members of the Hilton Honors reward program can use their points here too. The downsides in addition to the distance from the Strip? Guests say it can be noisy due to the close proximity to the airport and lines can be very long at check-in.

Key Amenities:

  • Adults-only beach club

  • Casino, event venues, pool and spa on-site

  • Hilton Honors reward program points accepted

Best Western Plus Casino Royale Best Western Plus Casino Royale
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Best Western Plus Casino Royale

The Best Western Plus Casino Royale offers a convenient location without the resort fee but within easy walking distance to many popular attractions, including the Mirage volcano, which is right across the street. It has an on-site casino, a cocktail lounge, several restaurants with plenty of options for cheap eats and drinks, a heated outdoor pool, and a 24-hour fitness center. The rooms are quiet and clean. It is a no-frills kind of place with a rougher exterior, but most feel it offers a good value overall.

Key Amenities:

  • Walking distance to Strip attractions

  • On-site casino, cocktail lounge and restaurants

  • Heated outdoor pool

Club Wyndham Grand Desert Club Wyndham Grand Desert
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Club Wyndham Grand Desert

Club Wyndham Grand Desert is just east of the Strip on Harmon Avenue, set within three high-rise towers for views of the city skyline. While it could use some polishing, it does offer a big bang for the buck with a convenient location and accommodation in one- or two-bedroom suites with full kitchens, dining rooms, and even laundry facilities. It’s more of a condo-style experience with no casino on-site, but you will find three pools, hot tubs, two fitness centers, and an activity center. Just be aware that some find the push for timeshare sales to be rather off-putting.

Key Amenities:

  • Condos with full kitchens and laundry facilities

  • Pools, hot tubs, fitness center and activity center

  • No casino on-site

Desert Rose Resort Desert Rose Resort
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Desert Rose Resort

The Desert Rose is away from the noise, hustle and bustle of the Strip, yet it’s not too far away, about a seven-minute walk while also providing easy access to the airport. It hosts apartment-style suites that are smaller than average but come with fully equipped kitchens, separate living areas, and balconies. There is a pool and a pool deck with two Jacuzzis, shaded BBQ areas, and a small fitness center – there’s not much to do on the property, but it makes an ideal base for exploring the casinos.

Key Amenities:

  • Apartment-style suites with kitchens and balconies

  • Pool and pool deck with jacuzzis

  • Walking distance to the Strip

Four Queens Hotel & Casino Four Queens Hotel and Casino
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Four Queens Hotel & Casino

While the Four Queens is farther away from the Strip, it overlooks the Fremont Street Experience downtown providing an old-school Vegas experience without the resort fees. It’s primarily designed for those seeking an affordable place to sleep in between gambling sessions. Reviews are generally good, noting that while it is dated, the rooms are clean and comfortable, making it a great value overall. Of course, with Fremont Street below, request a room in the hotel’s south tower if you want to avoid nighttime noise. Be aware that while there is a casino, it’s primarily slots, and there is no fitness center, no spa, and no pool. However, guests do have complimentary access to the pool at Binion’s Gambling Hall.

Key Amenities:

  • Overlooks Freement Street Experience in Downtown Vegas

  • On-site casino, restaurants and bar

  • Access to pool at sister property Binion’s Gambling Hall

Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club Resort at Desert Club Resort
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Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Desert Club Resort

This family-friendly timeshare property is a block away from the Strip and offers a free shuttle that will take you to and from nearby casinos. You’ll have free parking, with no resort fees, but there is an additional fee for daily cleaning. Facilities include five heated pools, a well-equipped fitness center, miniature golf, multiple restaurants, and a game room. Rooms are spacious and clean, with one- and two-bedroom suites that include a full kitchen, a washer/dryer and a separate living room with a flat-screen TV. If you have any mobility issues, be aware there is no elevator so you’ll want to book a first-floor room.

Key Amenities:

  • Suites with full kitchen and washer/dryer

  • Heated pools, fitness center, mini-golf and game room

  • Located one block from the Strip

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