Las Vegas Resort Fees 2020
Love them or hate them (who would love them), resort fees are not only becoming more prominent across the country, but they aren’t going anywhere (yet). As more and more properties implement resort fees and customers become more accustomed to them, I predict we will see resort fees as being the norm and not the exception.
One of the biggest markets where resort fees have spread like the plague is Las Vegas. These fees started as minor revenue generators during the recession and have grown into hefty sums of money which on some nights amounts to MORE than the actual room rate.
Over the past couple of years we have seen just about every major property in Vegas raise their resort fees multiple times. Both Caesars Entertainment and MGM Resorts joined in on the fun multiple times as did their smaller competitors. While we have seen an overall slowdown in Vegas resort fee increases lately, many casinos are already topping out near $50.
Keep in mind Las Vegas resort fee amounts are published in pre-tax amounts, meaning that $45 resort fee is essentially costing you $50. Going into 2020 resort fees in Vegas have started to get some pushback, but expect to continue to pay when you visit Sin City.
- Skip Ahead: List of Las Vegas Hotels without a resort fee
List Of Las Vegas Resort Fees for 2020
As of now, here are the resort fees you can expect to pay in Las Vegas. As you can see the fees have gotten higher and higher. Our full Las Vegas resort fees list is both searchable and sortable. You can sort by fee amount or name plus search for any Las Vegas property to quickly find out the corresponding fee.
Resort Fee in USD (Not including tax)
|Green Valley Ranch||$39|
|Hard Rock Hotel||$33|
|Hilton Lake Las Vegas||$29|
|Main Street Station||$14.99|
|New York - New York||$37|
|Oyo (Formerly Hooter's)||$41.95|
|Renaissance Las Vegas||$23.50|
|The Signature at MGM Grand||$37|
|Westgate Las Vegas||$33.99|
|Westin Las Vegas||$32|
|Westin Lake Las Vegas||$29|
Avoiding Las Vegas Resort Fees
Thankfully there are a couple (not many) ways to avoid the insanely pricey Las Vegas resort fees.
- You can stay at a hotel which doesn’t charge a resort fee (see list below)
- You can get Founderscard (see below) or match to Caesars Diamond
- Another option for gamblers is to concentrate their play at their hotel’s casino and contact a host prior to checkout to ask if they can help you out with the resort fees. Our team reports a decent success rate with this approach.
I signed up for Founderscard (our review) primarily to get Total Rewards Diamond status and have been able to get a huge value from my membership. Total Rewards Diamond comes with a lot of perks, but perhaps the biggest one is no resort fees! As you can see from the prices above, that can save a ton of money at the higher end Caesars properties. Depending on how often you visit Vegas, your Founderscard could pay for itself quickly.
One of the nice things about Founderscard and Total Rewards Diamond is that you can avoid resort fees at popular properties like Caesars Palace, Nobu and Planet Hollywood. Unfortunately, if you want to stay at a property with no resort fee, it generally won’t be the most desirable. (See list below.)
Las Vegas Hotels Without a Resort Fee
If you want to avoid Las Vegas resort fees, you can also stay at a hotel or casino that doesn’t charge one! Here is a quick list of Las Vegas hotels without a resort fee according to Las Vegas Direct:
- Ambassador Strip Inn Travelodge
- Americas Best Value Inn
- Bluegreen Club 36 resort
- Casino Royale
- Courtyard by Marriott
- Desert Rose Resort
- Elara (PH Tower)
- Emerald Suites Convention Center
- Emerald Suites S. Las Vegas
- Four Queens
- Hawthorn Inn
- Holiday Inn Express
- Hyatt Place Las Vegas
- Hyatt Place Las Vegas at Silverton Village
- La Quinta Inn
- Lucky Club Casino
- Marriott Convention Center
- Marriott’s Grand Chateau
- Red Roof Inn
- Residence Inn
- Royal Resort
- Siena Suites Hotel
- WorldMark Tropicana
- WorldMark Las Vegas Blvd
- Travelodge Las Vegas Center Strip
- Wyndham Grand Desert
- Wyndham Desert Blue
With these sky high fees that have now crossed the $50 mark including tax, Las Vegas continues on its journey of being a pricey vacation destination. Between resort fees and paid parking, it is important now more than ever to make your Vegas hotel decisions when factoring in your TOTAL cost including all fees and parking.
If you do find yourself having to pay a hefty resort fee be sure to use a good travel rewards credit card (Learn More). For example, the Chase Sapphire Preferred comes with a 60K point welcome offer after $4K in spend during the first 3 months and it earns 2X on travel and dining.
What do you think? Is this too far or will we just keep seeing Las Vegas resort fees increase? Share your thoughts in the comments!