When I’m looking for a hotel, I don’t want to pay resort fees. Or parking fees for that matter. I want to use my money to have fun! So I’ve done some research and made a list of the 20 Las Vegas Hotels that do not charge resort fees.
Which Las Vegas hotels do not charge resort fees? The following Vegas hotels don’t charge resort fees; Blue Green Club 36, Casino Royale, Courtyard by Marriott, Desert Rose Resort, Emerald Suites, Four Queens, see table below for more…
In this article, I will explain hotel resort fees, why they are charged and provide you with a chart of Las Vegas hotels that don’t charge resort fees.
Table of Contents
- 1 List of Las Vegas Hotels Not Charging Resort Fees
- 2 Best Las Vegas Hotels Without Resort Fees
- 3 The Downside to Vegas Hotels Without Resort Fees
- 4 What is a Resort Fee?
- 5 Why Do Las Vegas Hotels Have Resort Fees?
- 6 How Much Are Las Vegas Resort Fees?
- 7 Are Resort Fees Legal?
- 8 Are Las Vegas Resort Fees Worth It?
List of Las Vegas Hotels Not Charging Resort Fees
|Hotel Name||Resort Fee||Free Parking||Free|
|Travelodge by Wyndham LV Airport||None||Yes||Yes|
|Bluegreen Club 36 resort||None||Yes||Yes|
|Casino Royale Best Western Plus||None||Yes||Yes|
|Courtyard by Marriott||None||Yes||Yes|
|Desert Rose Resort||None||Yes||Yes|
|Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham||None||Yes||Yes|
|Holiday Inn Express||None||No||Yes|
|La Quinta Inn & Suites||None||Yes||Yes|
|Lucky Club Casino||None||Yes||Yes|
|Marriott Convention Center||None||No||Yes|
|Red Roof Inn||None||Yes||Yes|
|Skylofts at MGM Grand||None||No||No|
|WorldMark Las Vegas Blvd||None||Yes||No|
|Travelodge Las Vegas Center Strip||None||Yes||Yes|
|Wyndham Grand Desert||None||Yes||Yes|
|Wyndham Desert Blue||None||Yes||Yes|
An added benefit is that many of the hotels in Las Vegas with no resort fees also offer free parking. That’s another $15 a day on average you can save.
Best Las Vegas Hotels Without Resort Fees
Avoiding a resort fee doesn’t mean that you can’t stay at a nice hotel in a great location. These are, in my opinion, the nicest hotels in Las Vegas that don’t have a resort fee.
- Desert Rose Resort
- Four Queens Hotel & Casino
- Las Vegas Marriott
- Wyndham Grand Desert Resort
Desert Rose Resort – The resort is located less than 2 blocks from all the action on The Strip. It’s highly rated and offers a complete resort experience. Note: this is a non-gaming resort. Check room rates here (vegas.com).
Four Queens Hotel & Casino – While this hotel and casino may be a little further from The Strip it is located overlooking the Fremont Street Experience in downtown Las Vegas. Fremont St. is the coolest party street in Vegas! Check room rates here.
Las Vegas Marriott – This hotel is a modern, upscale property that is located just a few minute’s walk to the Las Vegas Convention Center. It’s also near the Las Vegas Monorail Station. No casino on property but you’re so close it doesn’t really matter. Check room rates here.
Wyndham Grand Desert Resort – This beautiful property is located just a mile from The Strip and McCarran Airport. It offers wonderful views of the mountains and Las Vegas Skyline. They also offer a free shuttle to The Strip. Non-gaming resort. Check room rates here.
The Downside to Vegas Hotels Without Resort Fees
The only real downside to Las Vegas hotels that don’t charge a resort fee is that they are not generally located right on The Strip.
The good news is that many of them are very close. Some are just a block or two from The Strip and are an easy walk or uber ride away. You can save a lot of money for a minor inconvenience and still stay at a very nice hotel.
What is a Resort Fee?
Resort fees have become a way of life in Las Vegas. A few years back most hotel properties in Las Vegas started charging a resort fee on top of their regular room rates. These fees can really add up to a lot of money.
What is a resort fee? A resort fee is a daily charge that is added to your hotel bill and is collected directly by the hotel when you check out. When you make and pay for a reservation online or on the phone the resort fee is not part of the total hotel bill quoted.
Resort fees (source) cover and include hotel amenities such as wifi access, newspapers, bottled drinking water, fitness center, local phone calls and access to the pool.
They are charged on a daily basis per room, regardless of the number of people staying in the room. The fees are generally mandatory and you cannot opt-out of paying even if you don’t plan to use these features.
Finally, the resort fees remain the same whether you book your room directly with the hotel or through an online discount travel site.
Why Do Las Vegas Hotels Have Resort Fees?
There are a couple of reasons that hotels charge resort fees. First, by adding these fees the hotel can make the advertised room rate look less expensive.
Second, this way the hotels aren’t paying as much in commission to travel agents and booking sites as their fees are determined by the room rate alone.
How Much Are Las Vegas Resort Fees?
Daily resort fees in Las Vegas can range anywhere between $7.50 to $45 plus tax. You can see a complete list of current hotel resort fees on our website.
As to be expected, the nicer the hotel, the better the pool and other amenities the higher the fee.
Are Resort Fees Legal?
Unfortunately, the answer to that question is yes. Resort fees are legal.
Are Las Vegas resort fees ethical? In my opinion, no.
Say you book a room for $49 a night for three nights. In that case, you would expect a bill of $147 plus 13.38% hotel tax bringing the total to $167. With a $25 a day resort fee plus tax on that as well your total bill just became $252!
I’d prefer to have a straight forward bill rather than deal with all the smoke and mirrors.
Are Las Vegas Resort Fees Worth It?
If you’re going to be staying at a hotel with nice amenities that you plan to use then the fees may be worth it to you. For instance, if you plan to stay at The Mirage and spend a good part of your days lounging by the magnificent pool, then the resort fees may seem very reasonable.
If you’re like me and you plan to spend the majority of your days and nights out exploring and seeing the sites it’s probably better to stay at a hotel without an extra fee.
Be sure to see our article about where to find free parking on The Strip here.
Also, be sure to download a free .pdf of our Las Vegas Strip map here.
How much is the resort fee tax in Las Vegas? In Las Vegas resort fees are taxed using the hotel occupancy tax rate (currently 13.38%) as the resort fee is considered to be a secondary room rate.
Is the resort fee at Treasure Island optional? Treasure Island is currently offering a no resort fee option but you must become a Treasure Island My TI Guestbook member. You then have the option to book a room only on their website with an optional resort fee as part of the TV Ad Special they are running.
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