Skip to comments.Fewer people are visiting Las Vegas. One insider thinks hotel resort and parking fees are to blame
Posted on 05/03/2018 8:43:55 AM PDT by rktman
Daily resort fees and parking charges are rising and spreading in Las Vegas, adding as much as $45 a day to visitors' hotel bills. The publisher of Las Vegas Advisor blames the extra charges for a recent decline in the number of visitors.
"Everyone hates resort fees, but the parking [fee] is even worse," said Anthony Curtis of Las Vegas Advisor. "Everyone wants some kind of comp, [and] the most basic comp is free parking. That was the one comp that everyone got."
The Advisor, a decades-old, monthly newsletter highlighting what's new in Vegas and featuring deals for visitors, provides lists of parking costs and resort fees across southern Nevada.
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The nice thing about fees (to them) is that the sucker probably finds out about them when its too late.
If people stop going to those hotels they will eventually change
Resort vacations are no longer fun. The expense has taken the fun out of it. Vegas, Disney, theme parks, any tourist spot now has more hand in my pockets than my shorts can bear.
I assume there's a tax reason that this sort of overhead is booked as a separate fee rather than rolled into the room charges. Why not a "fee" for electricity and water, too?
The whales will keep coming but it will keep the riffraff out.
I would wager that the average cost to stay 3-4 days in Vegas is still far far cheaper than the same stay in a Disney theme park.
You sayin’ we’re riffraff? LOL! I been called worse.
The strip is not at all walkable
I love the weather
Any decent restaurant is crazy expensive, as are all non-gambling activities
I was surprised how often I smelled weed.
I want to see the Vegas Knights win the Stanley Cup
Been a few years but when you have to hold your nose from the stench and fend off the hawkers it is no fun.
Resort fees to me are a form of fraud and false advertising.
If my room costs $100 but I am REQUIRED to pay a $25 ‘resort fee’ to reserve the room then my actual reservation costs me $125.
By shuffling costs into the resort fee category the hotels are then advertising a lower and UNTRUE room rate.
The practice is fraudulent and should be put to an end ASAP.
But for now my family refuses to stay anywhere that has a resort fee.
Yeah, because it couldn't POSSIBLY be due to the biggest mass shooting in U.S. history, still basically unsolved.
Just because the media has tried to memory-hole the massacre, doesn't mean people have forgotten.
Well, if you discount the gambling losses part.
I always enjoyed Vegas when I went back in the 90s.
Went a few years ago, hated every minute of it, and I vowed never to go back.
Actually, I know she did -- I can't imagine how someone who didn't put all that work into it has any fun.
Or it could be no one is interested in getting gunned down in a mass shooting only to have the authorities cover up, hide the facts and put out some BS story line.
Nah, its probably the parking fees....
The crowd that drags in coolers to Vegas, hits the buffet instead of the tables.
They can use less of those...
The resort fees keep going up and up. Some casinos charge $43. Then they charge an early check in fee. Then exzorbanant ATM fees after they take your money.
I agree. Walking on the strip was impossible, and almost everything not inside the most expensive casinos and hotels was cheap and filthy dirty.
And, believe me, the democrap can’tidates are using the shooting in their bid for gov. Ban ar’s, ban bumpstocks, ban silencers........
I really don't get the allure of Vegas, but then I am not really a gambler or a customer of prostitutes, so maybe that's it.
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